Imperial College London, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 434-RASS [#21310, NAT01305]
Position Title: Research Associates in Analysis of Partial Differential Equations x2
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 (2022/10/27, finished 2023/06/03, listed until 2022/12/01)
Position Description:    

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Research Associates in Analysis of Partial Differential Equations x2 Department of Mathematics Salary Range: £43,093 - £50,834 per annum* Maximum salary on appointment £44,876 Fixed Term for 24 Months Ref: NAT01305

Start date: 1 September 2023 or soon thereafter

These positions are funded by Dr. Coti Zelati’s EPSRC “Stable structures and chaotic dynamics in fluid flows”. They will involve the analysis of dynamical aspects of fluid and related equations.

The proposed research aims at the development of new mathematical tools in partial differential equations, harmonic analysis and probability to help understand cascade mechanisms in fluids – ubiquitous phenomena in nature that, to these days, remain poorly understood from the mathematical viewpoint. The goal is to tackle, from a rigorous mathematical perspective, central questions regarding the stability and long-time behaviour of the Navier-Stokes and Euler equations of incompressible fluids.

Duties and Responsibilities You will work closely with Michele Coti Zelati on topics related to Partial Differential Equations, Stochastic Analysis, and Dynamical Systems, with particular emphasis on fluid dynamics, transport equations, mixing and stochastic PDEs.

You will be active part of the organization of the applied PDEs seminar, will participate to reading classes and informal seminars on research-level topics, and generally be an enthusiastic and committed full time postdoctoral researcher in the team.

Essential Requirements The essential requirements for this post are as follows: • A PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematics or a field related to the Programme • Research in analysis of PDEs, probability, dynamical systems and related areas • Clear evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, with a good publication record, commensurate with career stage • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication • Ability to identify, develop and apply concepts, techniques and methods in new contexts • Ability to keep accurate records of research results and activity, help with reporting • Ability to exercise initiative and judgement in carrying out research tasks • Ability to conduct a detailed review of recent literature • Creative and open approach to problem-solving • Ability to organise own work independently • Ability to prioritise own work in response to deadlines • Ability to work effectively with a team of researchers and across disciplines • High level analytical capability • Ability to assess resource requirements and deploy them effectively • Willingness and ability to report and present work to a wider community

Further Information The 2x positions are full time and fixed term for 24 months, and you will be based in the South Kensington Campus. The 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 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 how your expertise is relevant to this position and future research plans; and • The details of three referees.

For any specific queries please contact Dr Michele Coti Zelati, (

Closing date: 1 December 2022.

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