Vacancy reference
Salary range
£38,205 - £44,263 per annum
Appointment term
12 months / 1 year
Closing date


We invite applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to work with Dr Ric Wade at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. These are fixed-term positions for up to 12 months, funded by the Royal Society of Great Britain.

The PDRAs will work in geometric group theory. They will have the opportunity to develop their own research programme and to collaborate with Dr Wade on projects related to automorphisms and duality in geometric group theory. The approximate themes are:

1) Improving our understanding of classifying spaces of duality groups, as well as the relationship between group theoretic notions of duality and notions of duality from other areas of mathematics.

2) Improving our understanding of how (outer) automorphism groups of free groups act on various spaces, both in terms of coarse geometry or finer notions.

3) Improving our understanding of (outer) automorphism groups of RAAGs via studying subgroup structure, (co)homological properties, and classifying spaces.

We anticipate that the successful candidate will take up the position between 1 July 2024 at the earliest and 1 October 2024 at the latest.

We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress toward 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 BME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: @email), quoting vacancy reference 168929.

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 a 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 Friday 19 January 2024 can be considered.



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