Vacancy reference
Salary range
£38,205-£44,263 per annum
Appointment term
Fixed-term for 3 years
Closing date

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Dr Lukas Brantner at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.  This is a 3-year fixed term position and is funded by the Royal Society.  We anticipate that the successful candidate will take up the position between 1 February 2024 at the earliest and 1 October 2024 at the latest.

The successful candidate will be part of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research in derived algebraic geometry and/or homotopy theory as part of the Royal Society grant “Tackling p-adic problems with partition Lie algebras” (RF\ERE\231095).

They will have the opportunity to do so independently and collaboratively with other members of the group at Oxford and other mathematicians internationally. They are expected to provide informal mentorship to students in the group.

Applicants will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in pure mathematics, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes. They will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings.

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 167769.

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 three  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 23 October 2023 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to be held in November.


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