Vacancy reference
Salary range
Grade 7: £36,386 - £42,155 per annum
Appointment term
Fixed-term (12 months)
Closing date

We invite applications for up to three Postdoctoral Research Associates in Topological Data Analysis to work with Professors Heather Harrington, Ulrike Tillmann and Vidit Nanda at the Mathematical Institute, and Gesine Reinert at the Department of Statistics, University of Oxford. The positions are available full time, fixed-term for 12 months each, and the successful candidates will be based at the Mathematical Institute in the heart of central Oxford.

The successful candidates will perform and manage their own mathematical research and write the results up for publication. They will join the thriving research community at the Centre for Topological Data Analysis at Oxford and participate in the activities of the group. This includes contributing ideas for new research projects, presenting papers at conferences and providing guidance to junior members of the research group including project students, PhD students, and/or project volunteers.

Applicants will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in in the mathematical sciences, preferably in (applied) topology, statistics, machine learning or data science, together with sufficient specialist knowledge in algebraic topology, the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities, and excellent communication skills. Experience in computer programming and of computational mathematics is desirable.

We proudly hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our commitment to openness, inclusivity and transparency, we would particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type at Oxford. 

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: @email), quoting vacancy reference 161176.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement 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 vacancy and for further information, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Wednesday 30th November 2022 can be considered. 

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