Research Associate in Pure Mathematics




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Salary: GBP 31,604 – GBP 38,833 per annum
Limit of tenure: 2 years in the first instance, with possibility of extension for a further year

Closing date: 31 December 2017


The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate funded by the ‘Nonlinear geometric inverse problems’ EPSRC grant, which is held by Prof Gabriel Paternain jointly with Prof Yaroslav Kurylev and Dr Lauri Oksanen at UCL. The post holder would work in the Geometry and Analysis groups (faculty members include Prof Ivan Smith, Dr Ailsa Keating, Dr Jake Rasmussen, Dr Oscar Randal-Williams, Dr Alexei Kovalev, Dr Claude Warnick, Prof. Mihalis Dafermos, Prof. Clement Mouhot and Prof. N. Wickramasekera) on projects related to nonlinear geometric inverse problems, X-ray transforms and microlocal analysis.


Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, a strong research track record, and may have previous postdoc experience. The successful candidate may be asked to lecture one course (24 fifty-minute lectures and associated examples classes) per year at Part III (Masters or graduate) level, or to provide a comparable level of teaching support to other members within the geometry and analysis groups (e.g. examples classes).  Duties and their timing are flexible. Further duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. Candidates will be expected to plan and manage their own research, with guidance if required. They must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. The post holder may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.


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This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.


You will need to upload full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a description of your recent and future research projects (not to exceed three pages). The contact details of two academic referees will be required; please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

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Please quote reference LF13636 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance, with possibility of extension for a further year.


The closing date for this position is 31 December 2017.


Interviews are expected to take place by the end of January 2018.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Job location: 
Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Wilberforce Road
United Kingdom
Contact and application information
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Contact name: 
Maths HR Office
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