University of Cambridge, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Position ID: CambUK-RA [#21357]
Position Title: Research Associate in Geometry & Topology
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Geometry & Topology
Application Deadline: 2022/12/19 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/11/01, finished 2023/06/24, listed until 2022/12/19)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for up to two positions of Post Doctoral Research Associate funded by an ERC advanced grant (currently being transferred to the UKRI Frontier 'replacement grant' scheme) which is held by Prof Ivan Smith.

The research proposal concerns symplectic topology in general and ideas related to Floer theory, homotopy theory and homological mirror symmetry in particular. Possible projects for the RA include studying symplectic aspects of quantum cohomology theories; studying Lagrangian cobordism groups and their interaction with algebraic cycles; studying equivariant aspects of Floer theory and their applications; and studying singularities and stable degenerations of algebraic varieties and their symplectic monodromy.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. You must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. You may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, a strong research track record, and may have previous postdoc experience. Candidates should ideally have expertise in at least one of holomorphic curve theory (for instance Floer theory), geometric aspects of homotopy theory, or homological mirror symmetry.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

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