Research Associate x2 (Fixed Term)

Department/Location: Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Salary: £31,604-£38,833

Reference: LF13678

Closing date: 15 December 2017

The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associate positions with Professor Timothy Gowers in the fields of Additive and Extremal Combinatorics. One post is funded by a Royal Society Research Professor Enhancement Award.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field and a strong research record; they may also have previous postdoc experience. They will be expected to be able to develop their own research projects, as well as to be willing to collaborate with Professor Gowers and other members of the Department. The successful candidates will be encouraged to do a certain amount of teaching, typically one lecture course per year at the Part III (Masters or graduate) level, but the precise duties and their timing are flexible. They may also be asked to carry out other activities such as supervising student projects, developing student research skills, and giving seminars related to the research area.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (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.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact

Please quote reference LF13678 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Fixed-term: The limit of tenure will be between 2 and 3 years, with the precise length to be negotiated with the successful candidates.

The closing date for applications 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
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Maths HR Office
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