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Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Applied Mathematics

The School of Mathematics is seeking mathematical scientists of outstanding ability or potential for appointments at Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader level.

Applicants working in any area of applied mathematics are welcome, particularly those working in areas that complement and enhance the applied mathematics research of the School, which spans numerical linear algebra, uncertainty quantification, dynamical systems, data science, mathematics in the life sciences, industrial mathematics, inverse problems and continuum mechanics.

Applicants with research experience in numerical linear algebra, or at the interfaces with pure mathematics or probability and statistics, are strongly encouraged.

These positions provide an excellent opportunity to join the Numerical Linear Algebra Group.

The closing date is January 11, 2019. For the advert and more details see here.

Welcome to the NLA Group Website

Welcome to the new website of the Numerical Linear Algebra group at the University of Manchester! The group, numbering around 20 and listed here, comprises four permanent faculty—Nick Higham, Françoise Tisseur, Stefan Guettel and Jack Dongarra (part-time)—and PhD students, research associates, research fellows, visitors and other associated researchers.

The website reports our activities, including papers, software and presentations. It contains regularly updated news items as well as blog posts by members of the group on research topics of interest.

We hold weekly group meetings and organize workshops in Manchester and elsewhere. Some of our conference talks are available here.

We give a number of courses in the School of Mathematics in the undergraduate mathematics degree and at M.Sc. level, and also regularly give courses externally, especially at summer schools.

We are always looking to recruit, and current opportunities are listed here. Feel free to contact us if you would like to enquire about future opportunities.

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Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Fellowships (8 Positions)

The Faculty of Science and Engineering from The University of Manchester has eight Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Fellowships available. Each Fellowship is for an initial 5 year period, leading to full academic tenure on completion, subject to performance and probation. The salary is £40,792 to £50,132 per annum (according to relevant experience).

The flagship Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellowships are aimed at outstanding scientists and engineers at an early stage in their academic careers. Fellows should show a high level of creativity and ambition in their ideas and want to develop potentially transformative research.

The Fellowship is for Early Career Researchers (ECR). Applicants are expected to hold a PhD by the start date of the Fellowship or have equivalent research experience. There are no eligibility rules based on years of post-doctoral experience or whether the applicant holds a permanent academic position. The ethos of the Early Career Researcher scheme is to support candidates who have a track record of outstanding research and in delivering impact.

The closing date is November 23, 2018. More information about the Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw Research Fellowships is available in the advert and further particulars here.



ICIAM 2019 Invited Speaker – Nick Higham


šProfessor Nick Higham has been selected as an invited speaker at the International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics (ICIAM) in Valencia, Spain, July 2019.

šICIAM is an international congress in applied mathematics held every four years. ICIAM 2019 will serve as a showcase for the most recent advances in industrial and applied mathematics.

More information about ICIAM 2019 is available here.

Heilbronn Fellowships in Mathematics (3 positions)

The School of Mathematics at the University of Manchester has three Helibronn Fellowships in Mathematics available, in association with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research. Experience in Algebra or Numerical Linear Algebra, interpreted broadly, is preferred. The Fellowships last for three years, starting in October 2019 or at a mutually agreed alternative date. The salary is £37,345 to £42,036 per annum (according to relevant experience) plus a supplement of £3500 per annum, and at least £2,500 per annum is available for research expenses.

The Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (HIMR) is a major national centre which works in collaboration with universities and Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ) to support mathematics research. It employs more than 30 Heilbronn Fellows, who divide their time between academic research and work for GCHQ. The Institute also runs a highly successful programme of events to promote and further the cause and understanding of advanced mathematical research. These include conferences, focused research groups and workshops. It is named after Professor Hans Heilbronn FRS, who was a major contributor to UK mathematics.

The Heilbronn Fellowship holders will divide their time equally between their own academic research (in the School of Mathematics at the University) and the research programme of the Heilbronn Institute. The Institute’s work offers opportunities to engage in collaborative work as well as individual projects.

The closing date is November 11, 2018. More information about the Heilbronn Fellowship in Mathematics is available in the advert and further particulars here, which also describe security requirements attached to these posts.

Steven Elsworth wins second SIAM Student Travel Award

Steven Elsworth has been awarded a SIAM Student Travel Award to attend the 2019 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering (CSE19) in Spokane, Washington. These travel awards support strong PhD students to present their work at SIAM conferences with $650 for domestic travel and $800 for intercontinental travel, as well as free registration. The application process is competitive, with a strong record of scholarship being one of the criteria.

Steven is a third-year PhD student on a CASE Studentship with Sabisu, a long-standing industry partner of our School. In Spokane, Steven will give a minisymposium talk about the RKToolbox, which he develops with his supervisor Dr Stefan Güttel. The RKToolbox is written in MATLAB and collects scientific computing tools based on rational Krylov methods. This is already Steven’s second SIAM Student Travel Award: in May 2018 he presented work at the SIAM Conference on Applied Linear Algebra in Hong Kong.

Steven Elsworth