Research Associate in Pure Mathematics Science
University of Manchester
United Kingdom

Job reference: SAE-024370
Salary: £36,024 to £44,263 per annum, depending on relevant experience
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Science and Engineering
Location: Oxford Road
Employment type: Fixed Term
Division/Team: Department of Mathematics
Hours Per Week: 1 FTE
Closing date: 07/02/2024
Contract Duration: 36 months
School/Directorate: School of Natural Sciences

Job Description

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Pure Mathematics, to start in April 2024 for a fixed term of three years.

You will work with Dr Gareth Jones and Dr Martin Orr on the EPSRC-funded project “Effective methods in o-minimality and diophantine geometry”. The project aims to combine ideas from o-minimality with tools from diophantine geometry to make progress on unlikely intersection problems. It would suit someone with a background in diophantine geometry, and especially applications of o-minimality to diophantine problems.  

The Department and University are committed to the well-being and work-life balance of all staff. We have a package of family-friendly policies covering flexible working, career breaks and entitlement to paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave. For more details on these and other benefits see

The Department is fully committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women in science and is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme; for more details of our activities relating to Social Responsibility see 

This is a full-time post but applications from individuals seeking part time, job share or flexible working arrangements are welcome. 

Applications should normally be made online. Please append a brief research statement (maximum 2 sides A4, excluding references) to your CV. Please note that referees will only be contacted once shortlisting is complete.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Gareth Jones


General enquiries:


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This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Please see the link below for the Further Particulars document which contains the person specification criteria.


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