Research Fellow in Theory of Co-Evolutionary Computation at University of Birmingham

Expires in 3 days



School of Computer Science

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £32,348 to £42,155, with potential progression once in post to £44,737 – PLEASE NOTE - As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is £35,333

Grade 7

Full time

Fixed-term until 31 December 2025

Closing:  30 September 2022



To create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within the EPSRC-funded project “Turing AI Fellowship: Rigorous time-complexity analysis of co-evolutionary algorithms” (EP/V025562/1).


Main duties include:


  • Conduct original research according to agreed project aims.
  • Disseminate research findings through research publications at premier conferences, journals, and other venues.
  • Contribute to writing research/grant proposals.
  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc
  • Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods
  • Undertake management/administration arising from research
  • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research-related administration
  • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader
  • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters


Person Specification


  • Hold (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in a relevant subject, ideally on theory of evolutionary computation, algorithmic game theory, algorithms and computational complexity, stochastic processes/probability theory, or discrete mathematics.
  • Significant contributions made to world-class research in one or more of the above topics, experience in writing peer-reviewed papers for high quality journals and conferences
  • High level analytical and computational skills.
  • Proficiency in (or desire to learn) mathematical techniques relevant for the analysis of evolutionary algorithms and other randomised algorithms.
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly in written and spoken form.
  • Desirable/optional: (a) Programming skills, (b) Experience in collaborating with national and international academic and industrial partners;
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day-to-day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly


Informal enquires can be made to Prof Per Kristian Lehre (


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