Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 434-RESASSOC1 [#13375]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: London, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: arithmetic geometry,number theory
Application Deadline: 2019/01/08 finished (2018/12/14, finished 2019/07/14, listed until 2019/06/14)
Position Description:    

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Research Associate

Pure Mathematics Section, Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Natural Sciences

South Kensington Campus

Salary Range: £37,904- £45,547 p.a.*

Fixed Term for 36 Months, with possibility of renewal for further 12 months

Start date: 1 September 2019 or soon thereafter

Job Summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London to work in the area of p-adic arithmetic geometry and the Langlands program. The position is funded through an ERC grant held by Dr Ana Caraiani and the post holder will work directly with Dr Caraiani.

Duties and Responsibilities

The post holder will work on a problem related to p-adic arithmetic geometry and the Langlands program. While the concrete problem will be determined after discussion with the successful candidate, it is likely to be related to the geometry and cohomology of Shimura varieties, or of more general locally symmetric spaces, and/or with the p-adic Langlands program.

The post holder is also expected to contribute to the academic life of Dr Caraiani’s research group and the wider number theory group at Imperial, in particular to interact scientifically with other research staff and students, as well as organise and participate in seminars.

Essential Requirements

The essential requirements for this post are as follow:

• A PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematics • Strong background in arithmetic geometry • Strong background in the Langlands program • Experience with Shimura varieties or more general locally symmetric spaces and their local analogues and/or with the local and global p-adic Langlands program, including p-adic automorphic forms • Clear evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, with a good publication record, commensurate with career stage • The ability to identify, develop and apply new concepts, techniques and methods Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication • The ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a team

Further Information

The position is fixed term for 36 months, with the possibility of extension for further 12 months. The expected start date is 1 September 2019.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

• A full CV, • A research statement of up to 5 pages describing the candidate’s previous and current research, expertise, and future research plans; and • The details of three letters of references; one of these can, but is not required to, address teaching ability.

To apply, please visit:

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Dr Ana Caraiani, Senior Lecturer in Pure Mathematics (

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

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 per annum.

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Closing date: 8 January 2019

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