Research Associate, Automated Analysis of Strategic Interactions

Alan Turing Institute London United Kingdom Research Programmes
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We are looking for a Research Associate to join the “Automated Analysis of Strategic Interactions” theme, which began in September 2023 within the Game Theory and Collective Decision Making Pillar.

The postholder will work together with the current research associate to support the PIs, Rahul Savani (University of Liverpool) and Ted Turocy (University of East Anglia), with the delivery of the project and will be based either at Liverpool or Norwich. The whole team meets frequently online, and the project includes support for reciprocal travel between the Liverpool and University of East Anglia. In addition, as an employee of the Alan Turing Institute (Turing), research associate will have access to the Turing I offices in London, where we will hold periodic project and pillar meetings, and where they can interact with the wider Turing community.

All members of the project team make contributions to each of the three strands. The specific allocation of time to the three strands will vary depending on the skills and interests of the research associate, and emphasis on the various strands will evolve over time as the project progresses.


  • Undertake research with other members of the project team.
  • Keep on top of the state of the art in the relevant literatures, in particular at the intersection of Game Theory and AI
  • Develop and implement new methods for representing, transforming, and analysing games
  • Run computational experiments to analyse games and understand the efficacy of new and existing analysis methods
  • Develop the infrastructure to maintain and disseminate the Gambit package and documentation as part of the broader open-source scientific computing ecosystem.
  • Contribute to writing academic research papers
  • Disseminate our research output to the research community


  • PhD (or near completion) in Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or a closely related discipline.
  • A solid background in one or more of the following: game theory, equilibrium computation, (multi-agent) reinforcement learning.
  • Experience in design, development and implementation of research software tools and libraries, especially within the Python scientific computing ecosystem.
  • Experience with using current software engineering tools for managing and coordinating distributed projects, such as git and github for distributed version control, static code checkers, and similar tools.
  • Track record of initiating, developing and delivering high quality research aligned with the research strategy indicated by the PI and any industrial stakeholders and of publishing in peer reviewed journals and conferences
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to create and promote a collegial and collaborative approach to interdisciplinary research activities

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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Sunday, 7th April 2024 at 23:59 (London UK, BST)


This full-time post is offered on a 2-year fixed-term basis. The annual salary is £42,893 - £48,510 (depending on experience) plus excellent benefits, including flexible working and family friendly policies,

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant at a salary of £40,148 per annum.


The Alan Turing Institute is committed to creating an environment where diversity is valued and everyone is treated fairly. In accordance with the Equality Act, we welcome applications from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We are committed to building a diverse community and would like our leadership team to reflect this. We therefore welcome applications from the broadest spectrum of backgrounds.

We are committed to making sure our recruitment process is accessible and inclusive. This includes making reasonable adjustments for candidates who have a disability or long-term condition. Please contact us at [email protected] to find out how we can assist you.

Please note all offers of employment are subject to obtaining and retaining the right to work in the UK and satisfactory pre-employment security screening which includes a DBS Check.

Full details on the pre-employment screening process can be requested from [email protected].