Research Associate in Number Theory
Imperial College London Department of Mathematics
United Kingdom

Job summary

Imperial are looking for their next Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics.  The position is funded by the ERC Advanced Grant of Prof Toby Gee and will involve the study of various aspects of the Emerton-Gee stacks and their relationship to the p-adic Langlands program.

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00809
  • Date posted 13 November 2020
  • Closing date 11 December 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £40,215 – £47,579 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Mathematics
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

Imperial are looking for their next Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics.  The position is funded by the ERC Advanced Grant of Prof Toby Gee and will involve the study of various aspects of the Emerton-Gee stacks and their relationship to the p-adic Langlands program.

Duties and responsibilities

The project will involve working closely with Prof Toby Gee and the number theory group at Imperial on some aspect of the Langlands correspondence. Depending on the expertise of the candidate, this will involve research into some of the following topics: the Breuil-Mézard conjecture, automorphy lifting theorems, the weight part of Serre’s conjecture, the p-adic Langlands correspondence.

You will also be expected to contribute to the academic life of Prof Gee’s research group and the wider number theory group at Imperial, in particular to interact scientifically with other research staff and students, as well as organise and participate in seminars.

Essential requirements

The essential requirements for this post are as follow:

  • A PhD or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience in number theory or closely related fields
  • Clear evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, with a good publication record, commensurate with career stage
  • A broad and strong background in the Langlands correspondence and/or p-adic Hodge theory                          
  • A strong background in number theory and arithmetic geometry
  • Ability to carry out original research and to produce published research papers    
  • Ability to identify, develop and apply new concepts, techniques and methods       
  • Ability to organise and prioritise own work with minimal supervision        
  • Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines     
  • Ability to work with others, especially postdocs and graduate students    
  • High level of analytical capability
  • Excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to deal with a wide range of people, and to communicate complex information clearly

Further information

Further Information

The position is fixed term for 36 months. The expected start date is 1 October 2021 or soon thereafter.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 - £38,566 per annum.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

  • A full CV;
  • A research statement describing the candidate’s previous and current research, expertise, and future research plans; and
  • The details of three letters of references.

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Prof Toby Gee, t.gee@imperial.ac.uk

If you experience any technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research/

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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