Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 434-RA [#15620]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type: Other
Position Location: South Kensington, London, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Natural Sciences
Application Deadline: 2020/03/03help popup (posted 2020/02/04, listed until 2020/03/03)
Position Description:    

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Research Associate

Department of Mathematics, Natural Sciences South Kensington Campus Salary Range: £40,215 per annum* Maximum salary on appointment £40,215

Job Summary Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London to work on the analysis of the Einstein equations of general relativity and the black hole stability problem. The position is funded through the Royal Society Tata University Research Fellowship (URF\R1\191409), held by Dr Martin Taylor, and the Department of Mathematics. You will work closely with members of the research group in partial differential equations at Imperial.

Duties and Responsibilities You will work on a problem related to the geometric analysis of the Einstein equations possibly coupled to various matter models. While the concrete problem will be determined after discussion with you, it is likely to be related to the stability of black hole spacetimes in general relativity.

You are also expected to contribute to the academic life of the research group in partial differential equations, 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 for Research Associate level • Or an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Mathematics for Research Assistant level • Experience in the analysis of non-linear partial differential equations, such as the Einstein equations • A strong background in partial differential equations • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a team • Ability to carry out original research and publish in high impact journals • Ability to identify, develop and apply new concepts, techniques and methods

Closing date: 3 March 2020

The position is fixed term for 12 months, with an expected start date of 1 October 2020.

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

To apply please visit:

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

• A full CV • A 1-page research statement describing why the candidate’s expertise is relevant to this position and future research plans • The details of three referees.

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Dr Martin Taylor:

If you experience any technical issues when applying online, please email

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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