Postdoctoral Research Assistants, Mathematical Institute and the Oxford-Emirates Data Science Lab (OEDSL)

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Salary Range: 

£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

Fixed-term until 31 December 2020

Closing Date: 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 12:00


We wish to appoint up to four Postdoctoral Research Assistants in mathematics who will take part in the research of the Oxford-Emirates Data Science Lab (OEDSL) to work with Professor Peter Grindrod, at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.  These are fixed-term positions funded via the Emirates-Oxford Data Science Lab and are available from 1 January 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and will terminate on 31 December 2020.

The successful candidates will be based in the Mathematical Institute and will normally visit Emirates HQ in Dubai up to four times a year for a few days at a time.  They will manage their own academic research and administrative activities and carry out collaborative projects with colleagues within partner institutions and research groups.  They will also be given the opportunity to undertake teaching which will not exceed 3 hours per week for 24 weeks per annum.

Applicants should have a PhD awarded, or a Master’s degree and PhD submitted (at the time of taking up the position) in mathematics or a related discipline), together with relevant experience and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes with the ability to manage own academic research and associated activities.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email:, quoting vacancy reference 131951.

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 Wednesday 6th December 2017 can be considered.

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