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Research Associate in Partial Differential Equations x 2 (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for two Research Associate posts in Partial Differential Equations (PDEs). The posts are available for up to three years from 1 October 2017. Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the University's Research Associate scale.

This post is associated with the ERC Grant 'Mathematical Frontiers in the Analysis of Many-particle Systems' (MAFRAN)', and priority will be given to applicants with expertise in relevant or connected fields within PDEs.

The successful candidate will normally have a PhD prior to their appointment, and have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research. Duties would 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 your research area.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting

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

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications and an outline proposal for future research of not more than 3 pages together with the contact details of two academic referees.

Please quote reference LF11580 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding research positions.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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