Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 434-RA1 [#21030]
Position Title: Research Associate in Mathematics
Position Type: Other
Position Location: London, London, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/10, finished 2023/06/03, listed until 2022/12/01)
Position Description:    

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Research Associate in Mathematics £43,093 - £50,834 per annum Full time, Fixed term Location: South Kensington Campus Ref: NAT01298

This a 3-year Research Associate post to work within the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London, as a part of the EPSRC grant "Frontiers in Symplectic Topology".

This grant focuses on the interface between symplectic topology, algebraic geometry and low-dimensional topology.

Duties and responsibilities The Principal Investigators on the grant are Yanki Lekili (Imperial College London) and Jonny Evans (Lancaster). This particular postdoc position will be based at Imperial.

Your role would be to work, both independently and collaboratively with the PIs and other postdocs on the grant, on research problems in these areas, publishing your results, presenting at conferences.

You will also be expected to contribute the research atmosphere at Imperial by running learning seminars, organizing conferences and being available for discussions.

Essential requirements • You should have completed or be close to completing a PhD in symplectic geometry, algebraic geometry, differential geometry, low-dimensional topology, or a closely related discipline. • You should have original research results / good record in symplectic geometry, algebraic geometry, low-dimensional topology, or a closely related discipline, preferably available on ArXiv. • You should be able to demonstrate that you have a clear research agenda of your own which ties in with that of the grant. • You should be able to carry out original research and to produce published research papers • You should be able to identify, develop and apply new concepts, techniques and methods • You should be able to interact in an interdisciplinary environment that includes mathematicians with diverse backgrounds.

Further Information The position is fixed term for 36 months. The expected start date is 1 September 2023 or soon thereafter.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the Level A salary range, £38,194- £41,388 per annum.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach: • A full CV, • A 1-page research statement describing why the candidate’s expertise is relevant to this position and future research plans; and • The details of three referees.

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Dr Yanki Lekili, (

Closing date: 1 December 2022.

To apply, visit and search by the job reference NAT01298.

The College is currently trialling a Work Location Framework until early 2023. Hybrid working may be considered for this role and the role holder may be expected to work 60% or more of their time onsite, with 40% the minimum time spent onsite. The opportunity for hybrid working will be discussed at interview.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.

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