Engineering and Applied Science - Studentships
Contract Type - Fixed Term (3 years)
Basis - Full Time
Closing Date - Wednesday 31 August 2016
Applications are invited for a three year Postgraduate Research studentship, to be undertaken within the Mathematics & Computer Science Research Groups at Aston University.
The studentship is offered specifically to develop an automated time tabling software system for Aston University, and offers a fantastic opportunity to obtain a PhD while developing a substantial software system with the support of academic mentors with experience in both optimisation algorithms and robust software design.
The position is available to start in September/October 2016 subject to negotiation
This studentship includes a fee bursary to cover the home/EU fees rate plus a maintenance allowance of £14,296 for the 2016/17 academic year.
The successful applicant should have a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualification in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics based subject, involving Computing and some Mathematics. Strong coding skills and experience in an appropriate object oriented language (C++, C#, or Java preferred), are essential to this role. It would also be advantageous to have experience in the presentation of complex analyses to untrained users, software version control systems, knowledge of object-oriented design and implementation, along with an understanding of the full software development and product lifecycle.
An understanding of algorithm design (although the core algorithm will be provided), and good inter-personal skills to work within Aston University and liaise with academics, students and administrative staff, are highly desirable.
We would particularly like to encourage applications from women seeking to progress their academic careers. Aston University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN Charter, recognised recently by a prestigious Silver Award to EAS, and we pride ourselves on our vibrant, friendly and supportive working environment and collaborative atmosphere.
For informal enquiries about this project and other opportunities within the Mathematics & Computer Science Research Groups, contact Prof I.T. Nabney by email firstname.lastname@example.org
The online application form, reference forms and details of entry requirements, including English language are available here.
Applications should be accompanied by a brief overview of relevant research literature.
Closing Date: 31 August 2016
Interviews planned for: September 2016
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Further particulars and application forms are available in alternative formats on request i.e. large print, Braille, tape or CD Rom.
For more information, a full job description and to apply online please visit "Further official information" link below.