Research Associate in Additive and Extremal Combinatorics (Fixed Term)

Salary: £32,236 - £39,609

The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Professor Timothy Gowers in the fields of Additive and Extremal Combinatorics.

Applicants should have, or be about to complete, 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. 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 also be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, help with the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button in the advert at 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 a full curriculum vitae, a 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 LF17017 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Fixed-term: the funds for this post are available for 2.5 years.

The closing date for applications is 31 December 2018.

Interviews are expected to take place by the end of January 2019.

Professor Gowers is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment

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
Monday, December 31, 2018
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Maths HR Office
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