University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics

Position ID: 713-PDRA7 [#19438, 3085]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical General Relativity
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Edinburgh, City of EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical Physics
Application Deadline: 2022/02/22 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/01/20, listed until 2022/02/22)
Position Description:    

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Grade/salary: UE07 / £34,304 - £40,927 per annum

College of Science and Engineering, School of Mathematics

Contract type: Fixed term, full-time

Duration: 24 Months

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical General Relativity in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. The post is available with a mutually agreeable starting date between 1st April and 1st September 2022 for a 24 months fixed-term, full-time contract.

The position is funded by the Royal Society and the School of Mathematics to work with Dr Jan Sbierski on aspects of the interior of dynamical black holes and singularities.

The Opportunity:

Mathematical general relativity in Edinburgh is spread across the analysis group, with Jan Sbierski and Pieter Blue, and the mathematical physics group with Tim Adamo, José Figueroa-O’Farrill, Jelle Hartong, James Lucietti and Joan Simon, as well as postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. In addition to working in collaboration with the grant-holder (Sbierski), the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop and pursue their own research agenda and will be expected to undertake a small amount of teaching in the School of Mathematics. This position also comes with a generous travel budget and funds for laptop purchase.

Your skills and attributes for success:

Applicants should have a PhD in mathematics or mathematical physics with a background in general relativity, partial differential equations and/or Lorentzian geometry, as well as a track record of research excellence.

Please apply online and submit a CV and a brief research statement. In addition, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to references@maths.ed.ac.uk (This is for references only)

The deadline for applications is 18th February 2022 at 5pm.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided. The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages.

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role.  If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

About Us As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team The School of Mathematics is one of the world’s leading mathematical sciences departments, home to internationally excellent researchers and to an innovative educational environment for both undergraduates and postgraduates. Our location in the beautiful and historic capital of Scotland puts us in the centre of a vibrant community of academics, cultural institutions, industry partners and research institutes.

As a School we value both the breadth and depth of our mathematical research. We have over seventy permanent members of academic staff and over twenty research fellows and research associates, who come from across the world and together cover a broad range of research topics in pure and applied mathematics, operational research and statistics. Our Graduate School has over eighty research students and over one hundred MSc students, and our postgraduate provision has gone from strength to strength with the recent introduction of Doctoral Training Centres in Analysis and its Applications, and in Data Science. We have close links with the School of Informatics and are actively involved in current data science developments, particularly as one of the 5 UK-wide partners in the Alan Turing Institute.

The School is passionate about delivering a world-leading educational environment for its students and is constantly exploring new ideas in mathematical education in order to provide a stimulating learning environment. Quantitative skills have never been more in demand in the world, and our students graduate with strong skills in critical thinking, independent learning and communication. Within 6 months of graduating, 93% of our students are in full-time employment or study. In 2010 the Teaching Programme review "welcomed the excellent quality of education" provided by the School.

The School of Mathematics holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing the representation of women in mathematics.

Further information about the School, our research and our teaching is available at http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk

About Us As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally. About the Team The School of Mathematics is one of the world’s leading mathematical sciences departments, home to internationally excellent researchers and to an innovative educational environment for both undergraduates and postgraduates. Our location in the beautiful and historic capital of Scotland puts us in the centre of a vibrant community of academics, cultural institutions, industry partners and research institutes.

As a School we value both the breadth and depth of our mathematical research. We have over seventy permanent members of academic staff and over twenty research fellows and research associates, who come from across the world and together cover a broad range of research topics in pure and applied mathematics, operational research and statistics. Our Graduate School has over eighty research students and over one hundred MSc students, and our postgraduate provision has gone from strength to strength with the recent introduction of Doctoral Training Centres in Analysis and its Applications, and in Data Science. We have close links with the School of Informatics and are actively involved in current data science developments, particularly as one of the 5 UK-wide partners in the Alan Turing Institute.

The School is passionate about delivering a world-leading educational environment for its students and is constantly exploring new ideas in mathematical education in order to provide a stimulating learning environment. Quantitative skills have never been more in demand in the world, and our students graduate with strong skills in critical thinking, independent learning and communication. Within 6 months of graduating, 93% of our students are in full-time employment or study. In 2010 the Teaching Programme review "welcomed the excellent quality of education" provided by the School.

The School of Mathematics holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advancing the representation of women in mathematics.

Further information about the School, our research and our teaching is available at http://www.maths.ed.ac.uk


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