Research Associate in Novel Algorithms for High-Performance Numerical Linear Algebra (2 Posts)

University Of Manchester

United Kingdom

Research Associate in Novel Algorithms for High-Performance Numerical Linear Algebra (2 Posts)

Job Reference : S&E-14524

Location : Manchester

Closing Date (DD-MM-YYYY) : 07/10/2019

Salary : £32,816 to £40,322 per annum depending on experience

Employment Type : Fixed Term

Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering

Division : Applied Mathematics

Hours Per week : Full Time

Contract Duration : From 1 October 2019 until 30 September 2021

These posts provide an exciting opportunity to work with Professor Nick Higham in the Numerical Linear Algebra Group ( at the University of Manchester on developing and analyzing numerical linear algebra algorithms for current and future high-performance computers. Topics for investigation include linear equations, linear least squares problems, eigenvalue problems, the singular value decomposition, correlation matrix problems, and matrix function evaluation. This work will exploit multiprecision arithmetic (particularly the fast half precisions available on some recent and forthcoming processors) and techniques such as acceleration and randomization. It will involve using rounding error analysis, statistical analysis, and numerical experiments to obtain new understanding of algorithm accuracy and efficiency.


The Department of Mathematics and University are committed to the well-being and work-life balance of all staff. In addition to our attractive rewards and benefits we have a suite of family-friendly policies covering flexible working, career breaks and entitlement to enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave which are applicable to all employees.


This is a full time post but applications from individuals seeking part time, job share or flexible working arrangements are also welcome.


The Department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. All appointments will be made on merit. For further information, please visit:


Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies


Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Name: Professor Nicholas J. Higham

Technical support:
Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:
Tel: 0161 275 4499

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria that you should address in your application.

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