SMS scnews item created by Andrew Mathas at Wed 27 Jul 2011 0733
Type: Deadline
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Expiry: 15 Aug 2011
Calendar1: 15 Aug 2011
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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 small cancellation”.

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:

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