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Numerical Algorithms Developer (KTP Associate)

Job reference: S&E-14966

Location: Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 03/01/2020

Salary: £32,816 to £40,322 per annum (according to relevant experiene)

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

School/ Directorate: Department of Mathematics

Hours per week: Full-time

Contract Duration: 30 months from start date

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic post-doctoral graduate with the ability and confidence to manage a 30-month collaborative project with the Department of Mathematics at The University of Manchester and Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering firm operating in all areas of built environment.

The aim of the KTP is to develop and embed leading edge algorithms from numerical linear algebra into Arup's next generation software for structural engineering simulation. These algorithms will enable structural engineers to carry out faster and more accurate analysis, leading to safe and sustainable design of buildings, bridges, and other infrastructure.

The position will offer:

  • an exciting project which combines innovative research in mathematics and structural engineering
  • an invaluable experience of independently managing a high-profile project
  • access to a budget of £5,000 for professional development and training
  • mentoring and support from academic staff and industry professionals
  • a competitive salary.


The project will ideally suit someone with academic or industrial experience in numerical software development, high performance computing, or scientific computing. You should have a PhD or equivalent in mathematics, or in a mathematically-based field such as computational mechanics or physics. Experience must include writing algorithms, preferably in a numerical linear algebra setting combined with software development skills in a compiled low-level language such C++.

This post is funded through a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) award, a UK Government scheme intended to promote sustained and mutually beneficial relationships between universities and industry. 

Based in the Arup office in central Manchester (3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BN) the successful candidate will work directly with supervisors from both the University and Arup and will use the facilities and resources of both organisations. 

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:      

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name:  Professor Françoise Tisseur


Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 5823

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.  Interviews will be held week commencing 20th January 2020.

Please note due to the nature of the funding, KTP Associates who have already completed a KTP are not eligible to apply.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


The closing date for this job has now passed.