University of Birmingham, Mathematics

Position ID: 531-PDOCGMP [#19110]
Position Title: Research Fellow in Geometry and Mathematical Physics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Geometry and Mathematical Physics
Application Deadline: 2021/12/15 6:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/11/24, finished 2022/06/18, listed until 2022/05/24)
Position Description:    

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Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434.

Full Time, Fixed Term contract for 2 years. 

As this vacancy has limited funding, if the starting salary is higher, the offered tenure of the post may be shorter than 2 years. 

Role Summary 

 There are 2 posts available, one to work with Dr Tyler Kelly and the other to work with Prof Marta Mazzocco in the School of Mathematics. The first position is funded by the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship "Open Mirror Geometry for Landau-Ginzburg Models," and the second position is funded by the Leverhulme Trust Project Research Grant "Extended Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence, Quantum Curves and Mirror Symmetry." 

Applicants will be expected to hold or be close to obtaining a PhD or equivalent qualification(s) in one of the following subjects: Algebraic Geometry, Symplectic Geometry, Mirror Symmetry, Mathematical Physics, Noncommutative Geometry, Integrable Systems, Enumerative Geometry, Representation Theory or a related area of mathematics. 

You will work in collaboration with either Dr Tyler Kelly or Prof Marta Mazzocco, as well as manage your own research projects. You will conduct academic research and administrative activities, collaborate with other members of the group or more broadly, and help foster a positive research culture. 

Main Duties/Responsibilities 
  •  To conduct original research within the research project. 
  • To interact with the members of the Geometry and Mathematical Physics group, including PhD students, through active participation in reading seminars and joint research activities. 
  • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters. 
  • There may be opportunities to undertake limited teaching responsibility, at the discretion of the successful candidate and upon approval by the School of Mathematics. 
  • There may be opportunities to undertake public engagement activities, depending on the interest of the successful candidate. 
  • There may be opportunities to contribute to conference organisation. 
  • To develop ones own research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required. 
  • There may be opportunities to apply for your own research funding, in order to establish oneself more independently as a researcher. 
Person Specification 
  • High level analytical capability. 
  • Hold or be close to obtaining a PhD or equivalent qualification(s) in Geometry, Mathematical Physics, or a related area. 
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly. 
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones. 
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively. 
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes. 
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project. 
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort. 
  • Ability to contribute to creating an inclusive and positive research community around themselves. Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 and how to ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly. 
Informal enquires to Dr. Tyler Kelly, email:, or Prof Marta Mazzocco, email: 

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please follow the link below and please quote Job Ref 98538 in all enquiries. 

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