Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Integer Programming for Matching Problems

Applications are invited for a 3-year, full time postdoctoral position in the area of integer programming and mathematical optimization algorithms for matching problems. The position will be based at the School of Mathematics, University of Edinburgh, and is available to start between October 1st and November 1st 2017.

The successful candidate will join the Edinburgh Research Group in Operational Research and Optimization and will work with Dr Sergio García Quiles, Professor Jacek Gondzio and Dr Jörg Kalcsics on the project funded by the EPSRC Research Grant EP/P029825/1 “IP-Match: Integer Programming for Large and Complex Matching Problems”.

This project is in collaboration with the University of Glasgow (EPSRC Research Grant EP/P028306/1) and the Project Partners NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) and Teach First.

Applicants will have completed a PhD in Operational Research or a related field and will demonstrate outstanding research potential. An ideal candidate will have a documented expertise and research record in integer programming. The applicant will demonstrate excellent programming skills (C++ or similar) and will have high expertise in optimization solvers (CPLEX or similar).

All applicants should apply online at Only complete applications will be considered. Please upload a CV and a research statement under optional documents and arrange for at least two referees to send letters of recommendation directly to by the closing date of 5pm (GMT) on Monday July 31st 2017. We anticipate interviews will be held on the week commencing September 11th.

Salary: £32,004 – £38,183 (depending on experience)
Informal enquiries: Dr Sergio García Quiles, phone: +44 131 650 5038, e-mail: