University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics

Position ID: 713-PDRA1 [#18843, 2481]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Location: Edinburgh, City of EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Symplectic and algebraic geometry
Application Deadline: 2022/01/08 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/11/01, listed until 2022/01/08)
Position Description:    

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Postdoctoral Research Associate 

Grade UE07 - £34,304 - £40,927 
School of Mathematics
Full time – 35 hours per week
Fixed term for 36 months 

The School of Maths is inviting applications for a 36 month postdoc, funded by the ERC grant `Homological mirror symmetry, Hodge theory. The intended start date is 1st September 2022; other dates can be mutually agreed.

We invite applicants with a broad range of backgrounds in symplectic and algebraic geometry to apply. The theme of the grant is homological mirror symmetry, and its relationship with (open and closed) Gromov-Witten theory, the Gamma conjecture, Lagrangian cobordism groups, and Chow groups. Anyone appointed will have freedom to pursue their own research directions. 

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Please apply for the post online using the link at the bottom of this page. In addition please arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to quoting reference 2481 by the closing date of 8/1/2022 at 5pm (GMT).

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting 

As a valued member of our team you can expect: 
An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality. 

Interviews will be held in January 2022. 

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages. 

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Tier 2/Skilled Worker Visa. 

About Us 
As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally. 

About the Team 
The School of Mathematics is one of the world’s leading mathematical sciences departments, home to internationally excellent researchers and to an innovative educational environment for both undergraduates and postgraduates. Our location in the beautiful and historic capital of Scotland puts us in the centre of a vibrant community of academics, cultural institutions, industry partners and research institutes. 

As a School we value both the breadth and depth of our mathematical research. We have over seventy permanent members of academic staff and over twenty research fellows and research associates, who come from across the world and together cover a broad range of research topics in pure and applied mathematics, operational research and statistics. Our Graduate School has over eighty research students and over one hundred MSc students, and our postgraduate provision has gone from strength to strength with the recent introduction of Doctoral Training Centres in Analysis and its Applications, and in Data Science. We have close links with the School of Informatics and are actively involved in current data science developments, particularly as one of the 5 UK-wide partners in the Alan Turing Institute. 

The School is passionate about delivering a world-leading educational environment for its students and is constantly exploring new ideas in mathematical education in order to provide a stimulating learning environment. Quantitative skills have never been more in demand in the world, and our students graduate with strong skills in critical thinking, independent learning and communication. Within 6 months of graduating, 93% of our students are in full-time employment or study. In 2010 the Teaching Programme review "welcomed the excellent quality of education" provided by the School. 

The School of Mathematics holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing the representation of women in mathematics. Further information about the School, our research and our teaching is available at

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