Cardiff University, School of Mathematics

Position ID: 2293-RESEARCHASSOCIATE [#21355, 15426BR]
Position Title: Research Associate in Riemannian Geometry
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Cardiff, Cardiff CF24 4AG, United Kingdom
Subject Area: Geometry
Application Deadline: 2022/12/05 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/01, finished 2023/06/10, listed until 2022/12/05)
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Research Associate in Riemannian Geometry Cardiff School of Mathematics

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Riemannian Geometry in the School of Mathematics at Cardiff University. The position is full-time and fixed term (for 36 months) starting 1st January 2023 or at another mutually agreeable date.

If you join us, you will support a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship research programme focussed on the phenomenon of volume-collapsed manifolds in Riemannian geometry, which also extends to their role in geometric inference and topological data analysis. The aim of this aspect of the project is to understand the structure of volume collapse in the presence of a lower bound on sectional curvatures. You are likely to work closely with the project leader, Dr John Harvey, using tools from both Riemannian and Alexandrov geometry. However, if you believe you can contribute to this programme of research in other ways, you are very welcome to apply and should clearly articulate your motivation in a cover letter. You may also optionally submit a brief statement of research interests.

You will benefit from substantial support for your career development, as the Fellowship includes funds budgeted for extended research visits, attendance at conferences, inviting short-term visitors, and developing your independent research interests. The project offers the opportunity to broaden your research interests by contributing to work on the mathematics of data science if you wish.

Cardiff University may be able to assist with your relocation costs, more information about this can be found here:

The School of Mathematics is a research-led School, in Cardiff University, one of the UK’s leading universities, with a reputation for internationally excellent research and teaching. In the last Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014, Cardiff University was ranked 5th in the UK in terms of the grade point average (GPA) of its overall quality profile and 2nd for Impact.

This position is full-time, 35 hours per week and fixed term for 36 months. The post is available 1st January 2023.

Salary range: £35,333 - £42,155 per annum (Grade 6)

We particularly welcome applications from women as they are under-represented with Cardiff University in this field.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr John Harvey at For information about working in the School of Mathematics please contact Cath Noble at

Date advert posted: Monday, 24 October 2022 Closing date: Monday, 5 December 2022

Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: Responsible research assessment - Research - Cardiff University

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