We are seeking talented postdoctoral researchers to take up Hooke Research Fellowships. These prestigious Fellowships at the University of Oxford are full-time, and fixed-term for up to 36 months. They provide an ideal opportunity for candidates to pursue an independent research programme in applied mathematics, and to join a large existing cohort of leading researchers on Fellowship programmes at the Mathematical Institute - https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/research-fellowship-programmes.
The Department is also advertising a similar fellowship scheme for Titchmarsh Research Fellows in pure mathematics. There will be up to seven appointments made across the Hooke and Titchmarsh Fellowships in this recruitment. A separate exercise will be conducted for a Titchmarsh Research Fellow in Mathematical Physics. Applications for job shares or for part-time working to accommodate family circumstances will be considered.
Candidates for the Hooke Fellowships should have research interests compatible with those of our current faculty in the mathematical biology, mathematical and computational finance, numerical analysis or data science research groups, or the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM). You must clearly state at the start of your supporting letter which one of these research groups you feel is closest to your work. The successful applicants will be talented researchers, who have already produced excellent research during their PhD and in any postdoctoral positions. They will be free to conduct their own research programme.
To aid the development of their academic profile, Fellows will be required to contribute up to 3 hours of departmental teaching per week for the 24 weeks of each academic year, averaged over the period of the Fellowship to allow for extended visits elsewhere.
Candidates will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline. They must show evidence of independence and the ability to undertake research of the highest academic standard, hold an outstanding record of papers published in major international journals (commensurate with career stage), and have a realisable and relevant research plan which would enhance the research profile of the Mathematical Institute. Additional information about the posts, and a full list of selection criteria, are available in the job description.
We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and from BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:
Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications with the top three papers starred, a statement of research interests including a plan for research during the Fellowship, and the names and 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 UK time on Wednesday 3rd November 2021 can be considered.