Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 434-RESA [#13430]
Position Title: Research Associate in Mathematics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: London, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Areas: geometry, algebraic geometry
Application Deadline: 2019/01/23 finished (2018/12/20, finished 2019/07/28, listed until 2019/01/23)
Position Description:    

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Research Associates in Mathematics

Pure Mathematics Section, Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Natural Sciences

South Kensington Campus

Salary Range: £37,904 - £45,547 p.a.*

Fixed Term for 24 Months

Start date: 01 September 2019

Job Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. The position is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and will involve the study of Vafa-Witten invariants of complex projective surfaces.

Duties and Responsibilities

The project will involve working closely with Professor Richard Thomas and the geometry group at Imperial on some aspect of Vafa-Witten theory. Depending on the expertise of the candidate, this will involve research into some of the following topics: enumerative invariants (cohomological or K-theoretic) in algebraic geometry, the geometry or geometric representation theory of Hilbert schemes of points on surfaces, the study of coherent sheaves – and their derived categories – on algebraic varieties, deformation theory of sheaves and virtual fundamental classes, derived algebraic geometry, wall crossing formulae, virtual localisation calculations.

Essential Requirements

The essential requirements for this post are as follow:

• A PhD or equivalent level of professional qualification

• Experience in algebraic geometry or closely related fields

• Original research results in algebraic geometry, geometric representation theory or theoretical high energy physics, commensurate with career stage

• A broad and strong background in geometry

• Ability to carry out original research and to produce published research papers

• Ability to identify, develop and apply new concepts, techniques and methods

• Ability to organise and prioritise own work with minimal supervision

• High level analytical capability

Further Information

Our preferred method of application is online via our website: Please complete and upload an application form as directed, also providing a CV and a list of publications.

Closing date: 23 January 2019

This is a fixed term position for 24 months. The maximum salary on appointment will be £40,994 p.a.

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Professor Richard Thomas, Professor of Pure Mathematics (

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Miss Barsha Shrestha, Central Office Administrative Assistant. Email:

If you experience any technical issues when applying online please email

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the Level A salary range, £33,380 - £35,061 p.a

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