Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ramsey Theory

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Salary Range: 

£31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

2 year fixed-term

Closing Date: 

Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 12:00


We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position, funded by ERC, to work with Prof. David Conlon at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a 2 year fixed term position and is available from 1st October 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The post holder will be a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research for the ERC project 'Randomness and pseudorandomness in discrete mathematics', under the supervision of the grant holder Professor David Conlon, with a particular emphasis on developing new tools for solving longstanding problems in Ramsey theory.

Applicants should have a PhD awarded, or a Masters degree and PhD submitted (at the time of taking up the position) in mathematics or a related discipline, demonstrate technical abilities together with the ability to communicate with others and problem solve.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email:, quoting vacancy reference 129715.

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, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees 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 Thursday 27th July 2017 can be considered.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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