Duties and Responsibilities
This position is in the Product and Process Systems Engineering Group. The investigators are members of the Centre for Process Systems Engineering (CPSE), a joint centre between Imperial College London and University College London.
The project is funded by the UKRI COVID-19 scheme and aims to develop a whole-systems analysis on the integrated design and operation of medical oxygen supply chains in the UK for current, future waves of SARS-CoV-2.
Key responsibilities include:
To develop and implement novel methods for multi-stage optimisation under uncertainty.
To develop and implement machine learning approaches for quantifying and incorporating uncertainty considerations in optimisation problems.
To develop and implement decomposition/iterative techniques for the solution of large-scale supply chain models.
Collect and curate datasets related to the projects remit.
Plan and prepare papers from own and related research to appropriate peer reviewed journals, international conferences and research seminars.
Collaborate with other PDRAs and PhD student team members for exchange of knowledge, best practice, as well as to carry out coordinated pieces of research.
Duration of the role is for 15 months in the first instance.
The successful candidate must have (or be in the process of submitting) a PhD A PhD in Engineering, Operations Research or Computer Science with advanced understanding optimisation under uncertainty is required. The applicant must either have already completed a doctorate, or have submitted their thesis prior to taking up the post.
Candidates must have proven publications track record in developing novel techniques for optimisation under uncertainty and/or the efficient solution of stochastic/robust optimisation programs. Experience with complex supply chain optimisation models and vehicle routing problems. Proficiency with optimisation packages (e.g. GAMS, Pyomo). Experience in programming languages (e.g. Python, Julia) and maintaining online repositories (e.g. GitLab/GitHub). Candidates must have excellent communication and team-working skills, the ability to write high-standard reports and work collaboratively with colleagues to generate high-quality research outputs.
Please note: appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary 31,542 – 33,257 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
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