Research Assistant/Associate in Theoretical Computer Science

Department of Computer Science and Technology, West Cambridge

University of Cambridge, Trinity Ln, Cambridge, UK


  • Posted on: 13th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £27,116-£40,927
  • REF: NR29711
  • Closes: 10th February 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

Research Assistant £27,116 – £31,406 or Research Associate £33,309 – £40,927

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2022.

Applications are invited for a research assistant/associate to work in a project in theoretical computer science. The position is funded by an EPSRC grant for a project on Circuits, Logic and Symmetry. The research aims to investigate methods for investigating the complexity of circuit-based models of computation, using tools in logic, with a particular focus on symmetry.

The project is due to end on 31 December 2022, and funds are available for a position for up to seven months.

We seek candidates with a strong background in mathematics and/or theoretical computer science. Candidates with a PhD or those close to completing a PhD will be considered. Knowledge of logic and computational complexity is essential and acquaintance with mathematical methods, especially in algebra is strongly desirable. Candidates with a record of published work in the field of descriptive complexity will be especially welcome.

Further details may be obtained from Professor Anuj Dawar, email

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