Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Elastic Instabilities

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Salary Range: 

£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

12 month fixed-term

Closing Date: 

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 12:00


We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work with Professor Dominic Vella at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a 12 month fixed term position and funded by external grants.

The aim of the project is to develop new understanding of ‘wrinkly isometries’ through laboratory experiments and mathematical models. The PDRA will be responsible for the development and execution of experiments within the Mathematical Observatory, as well as contributing to the development of mathematical models of these experiments (together with other members of the group).  The PDRA will also be given the opportunity to undertake teaching which will not exceed 3 hours per week for 24 weeks per annum.

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline and be able to demonstrate previous experience of experimental experience in fluid or solid mechanics.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 135895.

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 9th August 2018 can be considered.

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