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Research Associate in Algorithms for High-Performance Numerical Linear Algebra
Oxford Road, Manchester

Job reference: SAE-018299

Location: Oxford Road, Manchester

Closing date (DD/MM/YYYY): 15/02/2022

Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum, depending on relevant experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Faculty/Organisation: Science and Engineering

Division: Department of Mathematics

Hours per week: Full Time

Contract Duration: Fixed term from 1 March 2022 until 28 February 2023

School / Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

You are to work with Professor Nick Higham on developing and analyzing numerical linear algebra algorithms for current and future high-performance computers. Topics for investigation include linear equations, linear least squares problems, eigenvalue problems, the singular value decomposition, correlation matrix problems, and matrix function evaluation. This work will exploit mixed precision arithmetic (particularly the fast half precisions available on some recent and forthcoming processors) and techniques such as acceleration and randomization. It will involve using rounding error analysis, statistical analysis, and numerical experiments to obtain new understanding of algorithm accuracy and efficiency.

The Post is based in the Department of Mathematics and the successful candidate will become members of the Manchester Numerical Linear Algebra Group (

The Department 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 Department 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:

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Blended working arrangements may be considered           

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Name: Professor Nick Higham


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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


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