Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 434-RA1 [#18856]
Position Title: Research Associate in Number Theory x2
Position Location: London, London, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/11/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/02, finished 2022/06/04, listed until 2022/05/02)
Position Description:    

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Research Associate in Number Theory x2

Pure Mathematics Section, Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Natural Sciences

Location: South Kensington Campus

Salary Range: £41,593 - £49,210 per annum

Job Summary

Applications are invited for two Research Associate positions in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. The positions are funded by the ERC Advanced Grant of Prof Toby Gee and will involve the study of various aspects of the Emerton-Gee stacks and their relationship to the p-adic Langlands program.

Duties and Responsibilities

The project will involve working closely with Prof Toby Gee and the number theory group at Imperial on some aspect of the Langlands correspondence. Depending on the your expertise, this will involve research into some of the following topics: the Breuil-Mézard conjecture, automorphy lifting theorems, the weight part of Serre’s conjecture, the p-adic Langlands correspondence.

You are also expected to contribute to the academic life of Prof Gee’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

The essential requirements for the posts are as follow:

• A PhD or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience in number theory or closely related fields • 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 and/or p-adic Hodge theory • 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

The position is full-time and fixed term until 30 September 2025 and will be based at South Kensington Campus.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 - £39,888 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 • The details of three letters of references

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Prof Toby Gee -

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We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion

Closing date: 28/11/2021 To apply, please visit and search for the reference NAT01029.

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