University of Cambridge, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Position ID: CambUK-PRAPROB [#14862, LF20966]
Position Title: Research Associate in Probability (Fixed Term)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB24 3AB, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Probability
Application Deadline: 2019/12/06 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/10/15, finished 2020/06/07, listed until 2019/12/09)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed. ***

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Probability. Appointments will be made at an appropriate point on the University's Research Associate scale.

This post is associated with Dr Roland Bauerschmidt's ERC grant "Renormalisation, dynamics, and hyperbolic symmetry" and priority will be given to applicants with expertise in probability, mathematical physics, and other related fields. The position is associated with a generous research allowance for academic visits, equipment, and conference travel.

The successful candidate will have completed (or be about to complete) a PhD in Probability, Mathematical Physics, or a closely related area and will have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research. Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. Candidates will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required. They must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. The post holder may also be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

Fixed-term: the funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Interview date: as soon as possible after the closing date.

Start date: 1 October 2020 (or by negotiation).

Please visit to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

On the online application form you should upload a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a description of your recent and future research projects (not to exceed three pages).

The contact details of two referees will be required; please ensure that your referees are aware that they may be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

Informal inquiries may be directed to Dr Roland Bauerschmidt (email:

Please quote reference LF20966 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

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