Research Associate





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Salary: GBP 32,236 – GBP 39,609 per annum

Limit of tenure: one year

Closing date: 15 December 2018


The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate funded by the Philip Leverhulme Prize held by Dr Oscar Randal-Williams. The post holder will work in the Topology group (faculty members include Prof Gabriel Paternain, Prof Ivan Smith, Prof Jake Rasmussen and Dr Ailsa Keating) on projects related to homotopy theory and moduli spaces. The post is available for one year from 1 September 2019 (or by negotiation). Appointments will be made at an appropriate point on the University's Research Associate scale.


Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, a strong research track record, and may have previous postdoc experience. 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 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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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. Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages). Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made 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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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.

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Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Wilberforce Road
United Kingdom
Contact and application information
Saturday, December 1, 2018
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Maths HR Office
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