Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 434-RSINT [#15471]
Position Location: London, United Kingdom [map]
Application Deadline: (posted 2019/12/20, listed until 2020/01/17)
Position Description:    

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Salary: £40,215 - £47,579 per annum

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 ERC Starting Grant of Dr Ana Caraiani and will involve the study of various aspects of the Langlands correspondence over number fields, such as the geometry of Shimura varieties and p-adic aspects of the Langlands correspondence.

Duties and Responsibilities

The project will involve working closely with Dr Ana Caraiani and the number theory group at Imperial on some aspect of the Langlands correspondence.Depending on the expertise of the candidate, this will involve research into some of the following topics: the geometry and cohomology of Shimura varieties, questions related to local-global compatibility, modularity lifting theorems, p-adic automorphic forms and the p-adic local Langlands correspondence.

You are 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

You must hold a PhD (or equivalent) in number theory or closely related fields

In addition to this, you must meet the following criteria:

• Clear evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, with a good publication record, commensurate with career stage

• A broad and strong background in the Langlands correspondence • A strong background in number theory and arithmetic 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 • Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines • Ability to work with others, especially postdocs and graduate students • High level of analytical capability • Excellent verbal communication skills including the ability to deal with a wide range of people, and to communicate complex information clearly

Further Information

To apply please visit:

Closing date: 17 January 2020

This 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.

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

• A full CV; • A research statement describing the candidate’s previous and current research, expertise, and future research plans; and • The details of three letters of references

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Dr Ana Caraiani:

If you experience any technical issues when applying online please email

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