Hooke and Titchmarsh Fellowships

Vacancy Reference: 
Salary Range: 
£29,249 - £35,938 p.a.
Appointment Term: 
36 months

We invite applications from exceptionally talented postdoctoral researchers for Hooke and Titchmarsh Fellowships.  These are prestigious three-year research posts in the University of Oxford which will be an ideal opportunity for exceptional candidates to pursue an independent research programme.  The Fellowships are 36-month, fixed-term positions and, should candidates of sufficient merit apply, we anticipate appointing up to four Hooke Fellows and up to four Titchmarsh Fellows.

Hooke Fellowships: Candidates must have primary research interests compatible with those of the faculty in the Centre for Mathematical Biology, the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics, the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics or the Numerical Analysis Group. These posts are partially funded by a grant from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and are available from 1 April 2013. Successful candidates must be in post by 1 July 2013.

Titchmarsh Fellowships: Candidates for these Fellowships must have primary research interests compatible with those of the faculty members in the algebra, combinatorics, geometry, logic, mathematical and computational finance, mathematical physics, number theory, stochastic analysis or topology groups or the Oxford Centre for Nonlinear PDE. These posts are available from 1 July 2013 and the successful candidates must be in post by 1 September 2013.

Duties include undertaking research at the highest academic standards, disseminating research via conference presentations and journal publications and providing a small amount of undergraduate teaching.

You must have a PhD in Mathematics or related discipline, and be able to demonstrate from your previous experience and achievements a track record of outstanding research at postdoctoral level, including evidence of previous independent research, a realisable research plan which would enhance the Mathematical Institute’s research profile, a record of papers published in major international journals and evidence of participation at conferences. You must have completed either your PhD or have held a postdoc position outside Oxford. 

Additional information about the posts, and a full list of selection criteria, are available in the job description.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email:vacancies [-at-] maths [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk), quoting vacancy reference ­­105311.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application.  You will be required to upload: a supporting letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria; a curriculum vitae including full list of publications with top three papers starred; a copy of your best paper; a statement of research interests and a plan for research during the Fellowship; and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application. Your cover letter must state whether you wish to apply for a Hooke or Titchmarsh Fellowship and must also state the research group(s) with which your research is aligned.

If you think your research straddles the border between the Fellowships, please state this in your letter. The panels will then jointly decide on the appropriate Fellowship scheme for your application.

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


Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Monday 10 December can be considered.

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