Research Associate in Topology (Fixed Term) University of Cambridge, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics United Kingdom

Research Associate in Topology (Fixed Term)


The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate funded by the 'Homotopy Theory of Moduli Spaces' grant, which is held by Dr Oscar Randal-Williams. The post holder would work in the Topology group (faculty members include Prof Gabriel Paternain, Prof Ivan Smith, Dr Ailsa Keating, and Professor Jake Rasmussen) on projects related to the cohomology of moduli spaces, such as diffeomorphism groups, mapping class groups, general linear and unitary groups, automorphism groups of RAAGs, configuration spaces, and other related research areas. The post is available for 2 years 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.

 

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Oscar Randal-Williams (email: LF16980@maths.cam.ac.uk).

 

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

 

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. 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.

 

Please quote reference LF16980 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

 

The University 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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