University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics

Position ID: 713-PDRA_SIERRA [#15461, 050790]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Noncommutative Ring Theory, Lie Theory, and Related Areas
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Edinburgh, City of EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom [map]
Application Deadline: 2020/01/17 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/12/19, finished 2020/07/19, listed until 2020/01/17)
Position Description:    

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The position is funded by the EPSRC grant “Enveloping Algebras of Infinite-Dimensional Lie Algebras”, held by Susan Sierra, which applies techniques from ring theory, noncommutative algebraic geometry, and Poisson algebras to investigate a variety of questions related to these enveloping algebras. Candidates with expertise in infinite-dimensional Lie algebras and their representations and/or Poisson algebras or related topics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Post-holders will be able to pursue their own research questions in addition to joining these larger efforts. The post-holder will join our thriving and growing algebra/geometry/topology group at the Hodge Institute and will be encouraged to interact broadly with the entire group.

The post is offered on a full time, fixed term basis for 24 months and available from 1 September 2020 or as mutually agreed. The starting salary will be in the range of £33,797 - £40,322 per annum, depending on experience.

We encourage candidates with a wide range of backgrounds to apply. Applications from female, gender minority, or underrepresented minority candidates are particularly welcome. Informal enquiries are encouraged; please contact Susan Sierra by email at with any questions.

All applicants should apply online. The application process is quick and easy to follow, and you will receive email confirmation of safe receipt of your application. The online system allows you to submit a CV and other attachments. Please attach your CV and a research statement. In addition please arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to  You will be notified by email whether you have been shortlisted for interview or not.

The closing date for receipt of applications, including letters of reference, is 17 January 2020 at 5pm GMT.

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