University of Sheffield, School of Mathematics & Statistics

Position ID: SoMaS-RA [#17593, UOS028215]
Position Title: Research Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Pure Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/05/10 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/04/19, listed until 2021/05/10)
Position Description:    

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The School of Mathematics and Statistics is seeking to recruit a Research Associate on a fixed term contract until 30 September 2021. The post is funded by an EPSRC Grant `Deformations of Saito-Kurokawa type Galois representations’ held by Dr Tobias Berger. The project is developing new tools in the deformation theory of residually reducible Galois representations and studying p-adic properties of Saito-Kurokawa lifts in order to prove the paramodularity of abelian surfaces. Details of the project can be found at

Working alongside 5 academic staff in algebraic number theory specializing in the Langlands programme will provide you with a stimulating environment to develop a successful research career. Funds will be available for professional development, such as conference participations and research visits.

You should have a PhD in a relevant area of pure mathematics or equivalent experience. We are looking for someone with a strong background in algebraic number theory or arithmetic algebraic geometry, with expertise to include some of the following: Siegel modular forms, p-adic families of automorphic forms, p-adic L-functions, and Galois representations.

The School has a strong research ethos and an international reputation in research, with groups in Algebra and Geometry, Number Theory, Topology, Fluid Dynamics, Solar Physics and Plasmas, Mathematical Biology and Environment, Gravitation and Cosmology, Probability, and Statistics. There are also fruitful interdisciplinary links across the University.

We are committed to exploring flexible working opportunities which benefit the individual and University.

We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development.

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