University of Sussex, Mathematics

Position ID: 2206-POSTDOC [#20168]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Brighton, BN1 9RH, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Probability and mathematical physics
Application Deadline: 2022/07/04 7:00PMhelp popup (posted 2022/06/21, listed until 2022/12/21)
Position Description:   Remote  

The department of mathematics at the University of Sussex offers a fixed term postdoctoral position in the areas of probability and mathematical physics. Initially, the position is for 18 months but may be extended subject to additional funding.

We welcome candidates from all areas of probability and mathematical physics, but candidates with an interest in random matrix theory, interacting particle systems and exactly solvable models are particularly encouraged to apply. 

The starting date of the position is flexible and interested candidates are encouraged to contact me ( for informal queries. The post-holder will work closely with the principal investigator Dr. Nick Simm in the Probability and Statistics research group at Sussex and will benefit from recent growth in random matrix theory and probability in the last few years in our group.

The post comes with a generous travel bursary that will enable the successful candidate to participate in international conferences and summer schools. Prospective candidates should hold a PhD in mathematics or theoretical physics, or be in the final stages of writing up their PhD thesis and have submitted by the time they begin the position.

Examples of topics that are pertinent to this job include:

  • Random matrices broadly defined (e.g. to include two dimensional Coulomb gases, Wigner matrices, models in integrable probability).
  • Determinantal or Pfaffian structures in probabilistic models.
  • Orthogonal polynomials and their asymptotic analysis using tools such as the Riemann-Hilbert problem.
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