University of Birmingham, Mathematics

Position ID: 531-RFHA [#14134]
Position Title: Research Fellow in Harmonic Analysis
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Area: Mathematical Analysis
Application Deadline: 2019/08/20 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/07/18, finished 2020/02/23, listed until 2020/01/08)
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Position Details

• Area: School of Mathematics in the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences • Salary: Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,395 to £39,609, with potential progression once in post to £42,036 • Hours: Full time • Duration: Fixed-term for up to 24 months, starting on 1 October 2019 or soon thereafter • Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK • Closing Date: 20 August 2019


Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position to work with Dr Diogo Oliveira e Silva at the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham. This position is funded by the EPSRC project “Sharp Fourier Restriction Theory”. The successful candidate will join the internationally renowned Birmingham Analysis Group. The profile and research interests of this group may be found at:

Role Summary

• To conduct original research within the research project. • To interact with the member of the Analysis group, including PhD students, through active participation in reading seminars and joint research activities. • Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required. • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters. • There may be opportunities to undertake limited teaching responsibility, at the discretion of the successful candidate and upon approval by the School of Mathematics. The teaching load will not exceed 2 hours per week for 12 weeks/year

Main Duties

• Develop research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required • Contribute to writing bids for research funding • Analyse and interpret data • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding • Disseminate research findings for publication, research seminars etc • Supervise students on research related work and provide guidance to PhD students where appropriate to the discipline • Contribute to developing new models, techniques and methods • Undertake management/administration arising from research • Contribute to Departmental/School research-related activities and research-related administration • Contribute to enterprise, business development and/or public engagement activities of manifest benefit to the College and the University, often under supervision of a project leader • Collect research data; this may be through a variety of research methods, such as scientific experimentation, literature reviews, and research interviews • Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters • Provide guidance, as required, to support staff and any students who may be assisting with the research • Deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines

Person Specification

• First degree in an area of mathematics or closely-related discipline (or equivalent qualifications). • Hold or be close to obtaining a PhD or equivalent qualification(s) in harmonic analysis or a closely related area. • High level analytical capability. • Ability to communicate complex information clearly. • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones. • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively. • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes. • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project. • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort.

Information for Applicants

As part of their application submission, candidates will need to include/attach:

• CV • Research Statement • List of publications • Name and Contact details of 3 academic referees

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