University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics

Position ID: 713-PDRA3 [#18854, 2474]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Edinburgh, City of EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Areas: representation theory, quantum topology, integrable systems or cluster algebra
Application Deadline: 2021/12/23 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/02, finished 2022/06/25, listed until 2022/02/09)
Position Description:    

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Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Grade: UE07

Salary range: £34,304 - £40,927

School: Mathematics

Contract type: Fixed term

Duration: 36 months

Start date: 1st September 2022 or as mutually agreed

Contact email:

The School of Maths wishes to invite applicants with a broad range of backgrounds in representation theory, quantum topology, integrable systems, or cluster algebra to apply. The theme of the grant is positive representation theory, and its connections to cluster algebra, quantum character varieties, integrable systems, non-compact Chern–Simons theory, Liouville theory, and supersymmetric gauge theory. Anyone appointed will have freedom to pursue their own research directions.

The Opportunity:

The post is funded by the ERC grant “Non-compact Chern–Simons theory, Positive Representations, and Cluster Varieties”. The post-holders will be expected to contribute to the research programme of the grant, but will also have freedom to pursue their own research directions. Candidates will have the opportunity to teach; the School will seek to find assignments that are beneficial in terms of career development and compatible with the postdoc’s research expertise. More information about our thriving and growing group can be found at the Hodge Institute website.

Your skills and attributes for success

  •  PhD in mathematics, by the time of the start of the position 
  • Ability to contribute to the research programme of the grant 
  • Proven record of research in representation theory, quantum topology, integrable systems, cluster algebra, or related areas 
  • Interest in acquiring new methods and broadening your knowledge in the aforementioned areas.  
If the application is successful:  You will be a part of Hodge Institute within the University of Edinburgh’s School of Mathematics. It is home to internationally recognized 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. Further information is available at the following links: School, pension scheme, family friendly initiatives, staff benefits page, reward calculator.

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.

Application process:

All interested in applying should do so online using the link at the bottom of this page. Please attach your CV and a research statement. In addition, please arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to quoting ref 2474. Please do not send your application to this email address, this is for references only.

The closing date is 23 December 2021 at 5pm GMT. 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. 

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Contact: Dr Alexander Shapiro
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