Postdoctoral Research Assistant in history and impact of mathematics and theory of computing

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Salary Range: 

£31,604 - £38,833 p.a.

Appointment Term: 

30 month fixed-term

Closing Date: 

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:00


We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work with Dr Christopher Hollings and Professor Ursula Martin at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.  This is a 30 month fixed-term position, funded by EPSRC. 

The successful candidate will be based in the History of Mathematics group in Oxford, and will focus on one or more areas of twentieth century mathematics or foundations of computing research, and carry out substantial investigations into both the long-term development of significant technical ideas, and their broader circulation and impact within and beyond academia. This is part of a multi-disciplinary EPSRC Fellowship which investigates the broader cultural context for the creation and impact of mathematical research, through this project in Oxford, and complementary projects in Edinburgh.   There will be considerable interaction between all the team members of this project in Oxford and Edinburgh, and with external partners and major museums and archives, and the successful candidate will be central to driving these. 

The successful candidate will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics, computer science, social science or history of science, together with expertise in documenting, analysing, and presenting technical archive sources in a subfield of mathematics or computer science.  Sufficient specialist knowledge relevant to the project to work within established research programmes will also be required.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 135508.

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 16th July 2018 can be considered.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.

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