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University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
30+ days ago
University of Edinburgh
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
30+ days ago


Lectureship/Readership in Operational Research

Grade UE08 Lectureship - £42,149 - £50,296 per annum
Grade UE09 Readership - £53,348 - £60,022 per annum

School of Mathematics

Open ended, full time 35 hours per week

The School of Mathematics wishes to appoint a Lecturer in Operational Research (equivalent to Assistant Professor) to start on 1 June 2022 or later by agreement. Applicants with significant experience and a suitably strong record of achievement may be appointed to a Readership (equivalent to Associate Professor).

The Optimization and Operational Research Group in the School is an international leader in the mathematical and computing aspects of optimization and operational research as well as contemporary industrial applications of optimization. We have world-leading expertise in the solution of large sparse linear and quadratic problems by two of the core technologies in optimization - the simplex method and interior point methods. We also have a strong and growing presence in the mathematics of energy systems. Further interests include nonlinear and global optimization, discrete optimization, decomposition methods, parallel computing, stochastic optimization, simulation and stochastic areas of operational research.

We are looking for ambitious researchers to enhance or complement these strengths, who are self-starting, and have a keen interest in operational research as part of the scientific process of figuring out how the modern world works. We are seeking candidates with a track record of high-quality research in areas relating to modern applications of Operational Research. We are particularly interested in applicants with the ability to contribute to the research and teaching in energy applications of OR, but strong potential in other areas such as healthcare, transportation, risk, public and service sectors may be given serious consideration. Links to industry or commerce and/or demonstrated ability to engage with industry and multidisciplinary partners are desirable.

As well as carrying out high-quality research, the successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and to our successful MSc programmes in Operational Research. The role will also include the supervision of student projects and involvement in assessment of students, helping to develop courses and connect with industry where this is appropriate, and teaching-related administration. The School takes career development very seriously, and will provide appropriately tailored mentoring in both research and teaching.

A PhD in Operational Research or Optimization (or a closely related discipline) and some experience of relevant teaching at University level is essential, as well as being able to demonstrate independence, effective team working, good communication and interpersonal skills.

Salary Scale: £42,526 - £50,296 per annum. Very strong and experienced applicants may be appointed to a Readership, for which the salary is in the range £53,348 - £60,022.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 60525213
  • Location:
    Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Lectureship/Readership in Operational Research
  • Company Name: University of Edinburgh
  • Job Function: Research & Development

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