University Of Oxford, Mathematical Institute

Position ID: 473-PDRA [#17515, 150294]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical Physics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6GG, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical Physics
Application Deadline: 2021/05/04 07:00AMhelp popup (posted 2021/03/30, listed until 2021/05/04)
Position Description:    

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We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a comprehensive background in Mathematical Physics and/or Probability Theory, to work alongside Professor Jon Keating at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. The position is full time, fixed-term for 12 months, and the post-holder will be supported by an ERC Advanced Programme Grant: “Log Correlations and Random Matrices (LogCorRM)” which must end on 28 February 2023. It is available for an immediate start.

The successful candidate will work with the research team and contribute to the overall scientific goals of LogCorRM. They will be expected to write up their results for publication, either singly or with co-authors, in a form that is appropriate for peer-reviewed scientific journals, whilst also managing their own academic research and administrative activities. They will participate in the dissemination of their research by presenting their results at meetings, giving seminars and attending scientific conferences or workshops.

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in Mathematical Physics or Probability Theory, or related areas, and must be able to articulate ideas clearly and logically together with the ability to perform mathematical calculations in the area. They will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publications, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings, alongside the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities.

We proudly hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our commitment to openness, inclusivity and transparency, we would particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type at Oxford.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 150294.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this vacancy and for further information, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Tuesday 4 May 2021 can be considered.

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