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Three year postdoctoral position at St Andrews
Applications are invited for a three year postdoctoral research
position in the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Computational
Algebra (CIRCA) at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, to work on
an EPSRC-funded project “Solving word problems via generalisations of
CIRCA is a thriving interdisciplinary research centre, spanning the
Schools of Mathematics and Statistics and of Computer Science, with 20
staff members and around £3.25 million in current research grants. The
successful applicant will be based in the School of Mathematics and
Statistics, and will also be a member of the Algebra and Combinatorics
research group, which was singled out in the recent International
Review of Mathematics as one of the top centres in the UK for research
in group theory.
The successful applicant will work with Colva Roney-Dougal, Steve
Linton, Max Neunhoeffer and Richard Parker to develop, analyse and
implement a new class of algorithms to solve the word problem in both
finitely presented groups and other algebraic structures, which are
based on new geometric and combinatorial methods. This will involve
participating in both theoretical and computational research,
including the production of high quality international journal
articles and a suite of software. Further information about the
project is available at:
or by emailing Colva Roney-Dougal.
The deadline for receipt of applications is the 15th of August, and
interviews will be held in the week beginning the 5th of September.
The post will ideally commence on 1st October 2011, but a later start
date could be negotiated.
Please apply online at: