Research fellow in Computer Science University of Warwick, Department of Computer Science

Research Fellow (77111-028) 


Vacancy Type/Job category

Research Only



Computer Science



£29,799-£38,833 per annum



University of Warwick, Coventry


Vacancy Overview

Fixed Term Contract for 12 months, with the possibility to extend - two posts available. 

We are seeking to recruit two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work in the area of the design and analysis of randomized and sublinear algorithms for a period 12 months, with the possibility to extend. The start date can be negotiated for the successful candidates. 

The positions are available in connection with a research grant of Professor Artur Czumaj ( and the main objective is to pursue cutting edge research in the broadly understood area of design and mathematical analysis of randomized and sublinear algorithms, and the study of efficient and/or sublinear-time and/or streaming approximation algorithms for combinatorial and optimization problems. 

You will have a strong background in the mathematical analysis of algorithms, with a specialization in randomized algorithms, graph algorithms, discrete mathematics, combinatorics, or probability theory. You will have (or expect to obtain shortly) a PhD in the relevant area. 

You should provide with your application form a CV, including a list of publications, a research statement, and a short statement highlighting your suitability for this post. 

You will be formally based in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, and you will be associated with the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications ( and the Division of Theory and Foundations at the University of Warwick. 

For further information, please contact Professor Czumaj ( 

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£28,936 pa). Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£29,799 pa). 


Job Description

Job Purpose 

To undertake cutting edge research in the area of design and mathematical analysis of algorithms. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

1. To carry out high quality research in the area of randomized and/or sublinear algorithms and to publish results in leading international conferences and journals in computer science and mathematics. 

2. To attend and present research findings and papers at academic conferences. 

3. To assist in the organisation of research meetings/workshops in the areas relevant to the project. 

4. To contribute fully to the research activities (including the seminars and workshops and visitor programme) in the Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) and the Division of Theory and Foundations in the Department of Computer Science. 

The duties and responsibilities are not intended to be an exhaustive list but provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will require to be flexible in your duties. 



Person Specification

The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by (a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d) Presentation.


Essential Criteria 1

Possession of a PhD or an equivalent qualification (or close to completion) in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a related subject. (a)

Essential Criteria 2

Good quality research publications. (a)

Essential Criteria 3

Ability to initiate, develop, and deliver high quality research. (a), (c)

Essential Criteria 4

Good effective communication skills. (c), (d)

Essential Criteria 5

Good interpersonal skills. (c), (d)

Essential Criteria 6

Ability to work independently and as part of a research group. (a), (c), (d)

Essential Criteria 7

Ability to initiate, plan, organise and deliver a research programme and to work to tight deadlines. (a), (c), (d)

Desirable Criteria 1

An interest in the mathematical analysis of algorithms. (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 2

Experience in the design of algorithms. (a), (c)

Desirable Criteria 3

Experience in discrete mathematics/combinatorics. (a), (c)

Further Particulars

For further information about the University of Warwick, please read ourUniversity Further Particulars. 

For further information about the department, please visit the departmental website. 



Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed. More information is available on the University’s Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.


Other Information

The University of Warwick provides an inclusive working and learning environment, recognising and respecting every individual’s differences. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010. 

Right to work in the UK 
If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/ or are seeking sponsorship under Tier 2 of the UK points-based immigration system 
please click on this link which contains further information about obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship under Tier 2. 


Closing Date

13 Mar 2018


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