University College London (UCL), Mathematics

Position ID: 1002-RF4 [#17987]
Position Title: Research Fellow
Position Location: London, London, City of, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/09/26 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/08/11, listed until 2021/09/26)
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Research Fellow Closing Date: 26/09/2021 Interview Date: TBC Part time/ Full time? Full Time Permanent or Contract/ Fixed Term: Fixed Term Salary: The salary range will be £36,028 - £39,056 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Department of Mathematics London

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7.

The department has internationally recognised research groups in pure and applied analysis; fluid mechanics; mathematical physics; geometry and topology; algebra, number theory and combinatorics; mathematical modelling in biology, finance, industry and society.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow position to work with Professor Karen Page on the project ''Mathematical Modelling of Diatom Frustule Morphogenesis and Evolution of Shape''.

The responsibilities of the post will include: carrying out vigorous, high-level research in the area of diatom shell morphogenesis and the evolution of diatom shape, using mathematical modelling, studying the behaviour of the partial differential equations that describe the models, both numerically and analytically, defining shape descriptors for the diatom shells and superimposing them on diatom phylogenies to gain insight into the evolution of shape.

Interfacing with Professor Karen Page and members of her group, and full participation in seminars and colloquia in the subject as well as submitting publications regularly in refereed journals; participating in local seminars and in national and international conferences.

This post is available from 27th September or as soon as possible thereafter.

This post is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

Candidates should either have a PhD in Mathematics (ideally with a focus on Mathematical Biology), Theoretical Physics, or relevant areas of Computational Chemistry or Computational Materials Science. Candidates should either have a PhD or equivalent qualification, should be finalising their PhD or waiting for their viva date.

Please note: Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent on award and confirmation of a PhD (or equivalent). If this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B, point 26 (salary £33,257 per annum inclusive of London allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

The successful candidate is expected to have experience and knowledge of numerical techniques for solving partial differential equations, a proven track record in research and publishing, a strong interest in biology and especially patterning as well as excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate participation in a research group, and excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

An excellent candidate will have knowledge of/ experience of working on phase separation/ solution chemistry/ precipitation, experience of working on reaction diffusion or diatoms/knowledge of shape descriptors.

For further details about the vacancy and how to apply online please go to

Details of 3 referees are required - please do not provide more or less than the required 3 referees.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Adrianna Mickiewicz (

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Karen Page, tel.: +44(0)20 7679 3683, email

Closing Date: 12/09/2021

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: TBC

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

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