University of Edinburgh, School of Mathematics

Position ID: 713-PDRA8 [#23553, 8586]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Edinburgh, City of EH9 3JZ, United Kingdom [map] sort by distance
Application Deadline: 2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/18, listed until 2024/04/18)
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School of Mathematics

Fixed-term for 36 months

Full-time (35 hours per week) Applications are invited for the Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. The post is available from 1st September 2024 for a 36 months fixed-term, full-time contract.

This position is funded by the Simons Collaboration on Celestial Holography, made up of 13 PIs at 10 institutions around the world. The post carries the title ‘Simons Fellow in Celestial Holography,’ and carries with it the benefit of substantial opportunities for travel and scientific interaction. This includes funded travel to Collaboration meetings, workshops and schools as well as the potential for intra-collaboration research visits.

The Opportunity:

The Mathematical Physics group at the University of Edinburgh currently consists of: Tim Adamo, Tudor Dimofte, José Figueroa-O’Farrill, Jelle Hartong, James Lucietti and Joan Simon, as well as five postdoctoral researchers and multiple PhD students. In addition to working in collaboration with the grant-holder (Adamo), the successful candidate will be encouraged to develop and pursue their own approaches to research. This position also comes with substantial travel and research budgets.

Applicants should have a PhD in mathematical or theoretical physics and a track record of research excellence. Please submit a CV, brief (no more than 3 pages) and research statement with your online application. In addition please also arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to references@maths.ed.ac.uk -please quote reference number 8586

The deadline for applications is 1 December 2023, after which interviews will be conducted for shortlisted candidates.

Your skills and attributes for success:

Related qualifications for the role. A track record of research excellence, particularly in the study of celestial holography, scattering amplitudes, twistor theory or related areas.

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided. The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Prior to any employment commencing with the University you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

Key dates to note:

The closing date for applications is 1st December 2023

Unless stated otherwise the closing time for applications is 11:59pm GMT. If you are applying outside the UK the closing time on our adverts automatically adjusts to your browsers local time zone.

Interviews will be held over 4th-15th December 2023

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