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Department of Computer Science
Grade 7: – £35,333 – £42,155 per annum
Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Duration: 24 months
Contracted Hours per Week: 35
Closing Date: 31-Jan-2023, 7:59:00 AM
Disclosure and Barring Service Requirement: Not Applicable.
Durham University  
Durham University is one of the world’s top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people’s lives.
The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, the greatest Romanesque building in Western Europe. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience.
Less than 3 hours north of London, and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty. The Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are home to breathtaking scenery and attractions. Durham offers an excellent choice of city, suburban and rural residential locations. The University provides a range of benefits including pension and childcare benefits and the University’s Relocation Manager can assist with potential schooling requirements.
Durham University seeks to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment for work and study that assists all members of our University community to reach their full potential. Diversity brings strength and we welcome applications from across the international, national and regional communities that we work with and serve.
The Department
Durham University has made significant investments in the Department of Computer Science. The number of staff has grown from around 20 to 50. We have launched new degree programmes, developed new research areas, and in January 2021 moved into a brand new purpose built building with our colleagues in Mathematics. We are a relatively young and vibrant department – where inclusivity and collegiality is at the heart of what we do. The Department’s research structure consists of five Research Groups:
We are ranked 6th in the UK in the Complete University Guide 2023.
For more information, please visit our Department pages at
The Role
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Computer Science with a particular emphasis on algorithmic game theory. The purpose of the role is to contribute to the EPSRC-funded project “KidneyAlgo: New Algorithms for UK and International Kidney Exchange, working with Professor Daniel Paulusma and other project collaborators, with a focus on researching computational complexity aspects of fairness concepts from Cooperative Game Theory.
The project is a multi-site research project that involves Durham University (EPSRC grant EP/X01357X/1, Principal Investigator: Professor Daniel Paulusma) and the University of Glasgow (EPSRC grant EP/X013618/1, Principal Investigator: Professor David Manlove).
The project provides a synergy between the expertise of Durham in international kidney exchange and that of Glasgow in matching problems and kidney exchange. Project researchers from both sites will act and regularly meet as a collaborative team during the duration of the project.
The successful applicant will be a member of the ACiD group within the Department.
This post is fixed term for 24 months and will end on 31 March 2025 unless a later start date has been agreed, as the funding from EPSRC is available for a period of 24 months only.
The post-holder is employed to work on research/a research project which will be led by another colleague. Whilst this means that the post-holder will not be carrying out independent research in his/her own right, the expectation is that they will contribute to the advancement of the project, through the development of their own research ideas/adaptation and development of research protocols.
Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1 April 2023.
How to Apply
For informal enquiries please contact Professor Daniel Paulusma (  All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.
We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site. As part of the application process, you should provide details of 3 (preferably academic/research) referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference.
Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. 
  What to Submit  
All applicants are asked to submit: 
Next Steps  
The assessment for the post will take place remotely, via Zoom. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to give a short presentation on their research followed by an interview on Friday 17 February 2023.
The Requirements  
1. Qualifications
2. Experience
3. Skills
1. Experience
2. Skills
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