Research Associate in the Department of Mathematics Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics United Kingdom

Research Associate


Job summary


Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. The position is funded by the European Research Council, and forms part of a program involving scientific computing, Mirror Symmetry, and the classification of Fano manifolds.

 

Job listing information


Reference NAT00060


Date posted 21 December 2017


Closing date 25 January 2018


Key information about the role


Location
South Kensington Campus
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Position type
Full time, fixed term


Salary
£36,800 – £44,220 plus benefits Department Department of Mathematics Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher


Job description


Job summary


Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. The position is funded by the European Research Council, and forms part of a program involving scientific computing, Mirror Symmetry, and the classification of Fano manifolds.

 

Duties and responsibilities


The project will involve working closely with Tom Coates (and his group at Imperial) on topics related to a program to find and classify Fano manifolds using Mirror Symmetry. Depending on the expertise and interests of the candidate, this could involve algebraic geometry, polyhedral combinatorics, Mirror Symmetry, scientific computing, or algebraic number theory. The position will also involve working with Tom Coates and Alexander Kasprzyk to develop the open source mathematical software that underlies this research program: see https://bitbucket.org/fanosearch/ and https://bitbucket.org/pcas/ .

 

Essential requirements


The successful candidate must hold a PhD, or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience, in a research field relevant to the project: algebraic geometry, polyhedral combinatorics, Mirror Symmetry, scientific computing, or algebraic number theory.

 

It is essential that you have:


Experience:


• A track record of independent research
• Experience of, or openness to, collaborative research


Skills and abilities:


• Ability to carry out original research and to produce published research papers
• Ability to identify, develop and apply new concepts, techniques and methods
• High level analytical capability

 

Further information


For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Prof. Tom Coates (t.coates@imperial.ac.uk).

 

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Mrs Rusudan Svanidze, Research Operations Manager (r.svanidze@imperial.ac.uk).

 

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

 

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040 per annum

 

Documents

  • JobDescription (Coates PDRA).docx


About Imperial College London


Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

 

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

 

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

 

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

 

Additional information


Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

 

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations:

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

 

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.


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