Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 434-RA1 [#15098]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Location: London, United Kingdom [map]
Application Deadline: finished (2019/11/01, finished 2020/05/31, listed until 2019/11/29)
Position Description:    

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Research Associate

Pure Mathematics Section, Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Natural Sciences

South Kensington Campus

£40,215 to £47,579 plus benefits

Fixed Term for 36 Months

Start date: 01 September 2020

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 the interactions between birational geometry, non-archimedean geometry and/or mirror symmetry.

Duties and Responsibilities

The project will involve working closely with Professor Johannes Nicaise and the geometry group at Imperial College London on some aspect of the EPSRC project “Mirror symmetry, Berkovich spaces and the Minimal Model Programme.” The successful candidate, will have the opportunity to work on some of the following topics: birational geometry and the minimal model programme, non-archimedean geometry and the theory of Berkovich spaces, mirror symmetry (algebro-geometric, non-archimedean and tropical aspects).

Essential Requirements You will hold a PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematics You must also demonstrate the following essential criteria: • Clear evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research in algebraic geometry or closely related fields, with a good publication record, commensurate with career stage • A broad and strong background in geometry, and an openness to learn new techniques in algebraic geometry and neighbouring fields • Excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to deal with a wide range of people, and to communicate complex information clearly • 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 work with others, especially postdocs and graduate students • High level of analytical capability

Further Information

The position is full time, fixed term for 36 months.

The expected start date is 1 September 2020 or soon thereafter.

Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £35,477 – £38,566 per annum*

For further details about this role and to make an application please visit:

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Professor Johannes Nicaise,

If you experience any technical issues when applying online please email

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