Vacancy - Research Associate - University of Cambridge




Research Associate in Probability and Statistical Mechanics (Fixed term – 2 years)

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Salary: GBP 32,236 - GBP 39,609

Reference: LF20111

Closing date: 06 October 2019

A position exists for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to work with Dr Sebastian Andres on his INT Grant 'Interplay of random media and statistical mechanics' and with Dr Perla Sousi on her EPSRC Grant 'Random walks on dynamic graphs'.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You 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.

The successful candidate will have completed (or nearly completed) a PhD in probability theory or a related area prior to their appointment, and will have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research. Priority will be given to applicants with expertise in probability, statistical mechanics and other related fields.

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Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a description of your recent research (not to exceed two 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.

Please quote reference LF20111 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

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

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.

Job location: 
University of Cambridge, Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Wilberforce Road
United Kingdom
Contact and application information
Sunday, October 6, 2019
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