Postdoctoral Research Associate in Number Theory, Ergodic Theory and Combinatorics

The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Dr Peter Varjú at the interface of Number Theory, Ergodic Theory and Combinatorics. The post is available for 2 years from 1 September 2020 (or by negotiation). Appointments will be made at an appropriate point on the University's Research Associate scale.


Applicants should have, or be about to complete, a PhD in a relevant field, a strong research track record, and may have previous postdoc experience. Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. Candidates will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, 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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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 may 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 LF20261 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.

The closing date for this position is 22 December 2019 and interviews are expected to take during January 2020.


The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.


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


Job location: 
University of Cambridge, Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Wilberforce Road
United Kingdom
Contact and application information
Sunday, December 22, 2019
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Maths HR Office
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