Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Mathematics

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Salary Range: 

£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

1 year fixed-term in the first instance

Closing Date: 

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:00

We invite applications for up to 5 Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions, funded by ERC, to work with Professor Francis Brown, at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.  These are 1 year fixed term positions in the first instance and are available from 1st October 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The post holder is a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research as part of the ERC project GALOP - Galois Theory of Periods and Applications.  The post holder provides guidance to less experienced members of the research group, including PhD and project students.

The successful candidate will work on research projects related to the grant. They will also provide an average of 3 hours per week of teaching for 24 weeks of the year, for which additional remuneration will be paid.

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, possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes and have the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email:, quoting vacancy reference 131385.

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 Monday 6th November 2017 can be considered.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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