Research Associate - Academic Level A or B

University of Newcastle
Job Location: 
Newcastle, Australia
Job Description: 

The successful candidate will develop a research program by using supercomputer-based approaches together with memetic algorithms, will address the first key areas in graph optimization.

You will develop state-of-the-art algorithms for problems in the key areas of network alignment, identification of connected-cohesive subnetworks (and other community detection algorithms) and embedding large graphs in multi-planar structures (i.e. variants of the book embedding problem in graphs).

- To be appointed at Academic Level B you will have a relevant PhD, to be appointed at Academic Level A you will have made significant progress towards a relevant PhD.
- A strong publication record relative to opportunity, particularly in publishing research results in top-ranked international journals.
Proven experience in addressing large-scale optimization problems, preferably in the area of graph optimization.
- Experience in heuristics and evolutionary computation metaheuristics.
- Proven skills in the area of design and analysis of algorithms and their efficient implementations using sophisticated data structures.

Academic Level A $59,292 to $80,463 per annum
Academic Level B $84,700 to $100,582 per annum, plus generous employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%.

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Applications close: Wednesday 2 April 2014

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