University Of Oxford, Mathematical Institute

Position ID: 473-PDRA1 [#16464, 147908]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geometric Group Theory
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6GG, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Geometry and Topology
Application Deadline: 2020/12/04 12:00PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/12, finished 2020/12/18, listed until 2020/12/04)
Position Description:    

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We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Dawid Kielak on an exciting new project in Geometric Group Theory. The position is fixed-term for three years, and the post-holder will be based at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

The successful candidate will conduct research relating to Professor Kielak’s ERC grant ‘Fibring’, which encompasses two separate projects: Artin-Mazur zeta functions and free-by-cyclic groups, and Profinite rigidity. Further information on the projects is available at ( They will make a significant contribution to the research output associated with this grant, represent the Topology research group at external meetings and seminars, and manage their own academic research and administrative activities.

The successful candidate will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in Geometric Group Theory or a suitable neighbouring field. Preference will be given to applicants who possess knowledge of one or more of the following: 3-manifolds and their fundamental groups, free-by-cyclic groups, profinite groups, RFRS or special groups, L^2-invariants, group rings.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator using the email address below, quoting vacancy reference 147908.

Please note that applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria outlined in the attached job description. 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).

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Friday 4 December 2020 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place in early January.

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