UK: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Department of Management Science At University of Strathclyde.

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Description: The Department of Management Science at Strathclyde Business School seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in integer and computational optimization. You will work full-time in the EPSRC-funded project “Multi-Item Production Planning: Theory, Computation and Practice” (EP/L000911/1) under the general guidance of Dr Kerem Akartunali, and you will join a fast growing research group including another postdoctoral researcher and a number of PhD students.
In this project, you will analyse some sub-problems apparent in realistic production planning problems and develop novel mathematical theory using methods such as polyhedral analysis. Moreover, you will design and run extensive computational experiments, in particular using the High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities of the University. Finally, you will have an opportunity to work with two industry partners, solving some specific production planning problems from the food & drink industry in cooperation with a software company.

Note: Experience in HPC is not necessary, as training will be provided.

Duration: The appointment is for 14 months, preferably starting in October 2013 (subject to negotiation).

Salary: £29,541 – £36,298, full time (35hrs/week), fixed term for 14 months.

To Apply: For an application pack visit or contact Human Resources, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow G1 1XQ. Tel. 0141 553 4133, quoting ref: R66/2013.

Closing date: 15 August 2013

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