Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Post-Quantum Cryptography

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Salary Range: 

£38,511- £50,200 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

Fixed term ending 30th September 2018

Closing Date: 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:00


We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This position is funded by a government grant supporting PQC research and training and with the aim of generating UK-based capacity for future work in the field.  This is a fixed term position ending on 30th September 2018 and is available from 1st January 2015 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The successful candidate will develop and engage in a programme of research in Post-Quantum Cryptography, as a mathematical discipline, and will teach mathematical cryptography at Masters level for the MSc in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science (“MFoCS”). They will perform mathematical research on the programme and will write this up for publication and will fully participate in the activities of the relevant research groups.  There is also a requirement to teach up to four sets of undergraduate or graduate classes per year, determined by the demand for classes in specific areas.

With a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline the successful candidate will have expertise in cryptography, good communication, interpersonal and teaching skills

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email:, quoting vacancy reference 115830.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, details of teaching experience, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two or three referees (not all from the same institution) as part of your online application.  (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Wednesday 3rd December 2014 can be considered.

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