Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Science


29 Aug 2023
Job Information

Research Field
Computer science
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
United Kingdom
Application Deadline
11 Sep 2023 – 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

The Role

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Science with a particular emphasis on Algorithms, Complexity, Universal Algebra and Logic. The research project is the EPSRC-funded “Algebraic methods for Quantified Constraints”. This is led by principal investigator (PI) Dr. Barnaby Martin, in Durham, with co-investigators Dr. Catarina Cavalho (University of Hertfordshire) and Dr. Hubie Chen (King’s College, London. The aim of the project is to study the computational complexity of Quantified Constraint Satisfaction Problems (QCSPs).

The successful applicant will be expected to assist the project team in their research on the complexity of QCSPs as well as the PI in organising a yearly satellite workshop on QCSPs at some major international conference.


  • To understand and convey material of a specialist or highly technical nature to the team or group of people through presentations and discussions that leads to the presentation of research papers in conferences and publications.
  • To prepare and deliver presentations on research outputs/activities to audiences which may include: research sponsors, academic and non-academic audiences.
  • To publish high quality outputs, including papers for submission to peer reviewed journals and papers for presentation at conferences and workshops under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder.
  • To work with the Principal Investigator and other colleagues in the research group, as appropriate, to identify areas for research, develop new research methods and extend the research portfolio.
  • To liaise with research colleagues and make internal and external contacts to develop knowledge and understanding to form relationships for future research collaboration.
  • To plan and manage own research activity, research resources in collaboration with others and contribute to the planning of research projects.
  • To deliver training in research techniques/approaches to peers, visitors and students as appropriate.
  • To be involved in student supervision, as appropriate, and assist with the assessment of the knowledge of students.
  • To contribute to fostering a collegial and respectful working environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect.
  • To engage in wider citizenship to support the department and wider discipline.
  • To engage in continuing professional development by participation in the undergraduate or postgraduate teaching programmes or by membership of departmental committees, etc. and by attending relevant training and development courses.
  • To assist the Principal Investigator in organising workshops or seminars to further the impact objectives of the research project.

The post is fixed term for 36 months as this is the duration of the project funding.

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United Kingdom
Durham, United Kingdom

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Durham, United Kingdom


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