Postdoctoral Research Associate in Nonlinear Aggregation-Diffusion PDE

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Salary Range: 

£32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

2 years

Closing Date: 

Monday, July 20, 2020 - 12:00

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Jose A. Carrillo on a new project in Nonlinear Aggregation-Diffusion PDE. The position is fixed-term for 2 years, and the postholder will be based here at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

The successful candidate will conduct research pertaining to one of the main strands of the proposal concerning the Analysis of Nonlinear Aggregation/Diffusions. This includes gradient flows, blow-up profiles, phase transitions and functional inequalities. They will contribute to the activities of the research group, whilst also managing their own academic research and associated activities.

You will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the analysis of PDEs to be able to work within the subtopic of aggregation/diffusion problems. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in at least three of the following areas: mean-field limits for many particle systems, kinetic equations, nonlinear parabolic problems with nonlocal terms, interacting particle systems, modulated free energy techniques and optimal transportation tools.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator using the email address below, quoting vacancy reference 146616.

Please note that applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria outlined in the attached job description. 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).

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 20 July 2020 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 27 July 2020.

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