Job Vacancy: Research Fellow in Evolutionary Optimisation (Theory) (Ref. No. S43033)

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow in Evolutionary Optimisation (Theory) to work on an EPSRC-funded project on "SEBASE: Software Engineering By Automated SEarch", which is a collaborative project between King's College and the Universities of York and Birmingham. The research at Cercia, School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham will focus on theoretical analysis of average computation time of EAs and other meta-heuristic search algorithms on software engineering problems and the characterisation of software engineering problems.

The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD in evolutionary optimisation and have good knowledge of software engineering. S/he must have excellent analytical skills and research achievements evidenced by publications in leading journals and conferences. New PhDs will be considered, whose achievement or potential may be assessed by their PhD theses. Strong mathematical background and excellent computational skills are essential. Also essential are communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills, ability to work independently as well as a team member, ability to take initiatives and be proactive. The successful candidate will be rewarded with an outstanding research environment that will support his/her research career.

Starting salary in the range of GBP23,457 to GBP28,009 (potential progression on performance once in post to GBP32,490). This post is available with immediate effect for a period of five years (60 months).

Informal enquiries to Prof Xin Yao, E-mail:, Tel: +44 121 414 3747.

Application forms (returnable by 21 July 2006) and details from

Human Resources
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT
Tel: +44 121 415 9000,
Please quote Ref: S43033

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