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Research Associate (Fixed Term)


The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate funded by the 'Categorical Symplectic Topology' grant, which is held by Prof Ivan Smith. The post holder would work in the Topology group (faculty members include Prof Gabriel Paternain, Dr Ailsa Keating, Dr Jake Rasmussen and Dr Oscar Randal-Williams) on grant projects related to global symplectic topology (Floer theory, mirror symmetry) and/or connections to related areas (low-dimensional topology, algebraic geometry).

Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, a strong research track record, and may have previous postdoc experience. The successful candidate may be asked to lecture one course (24 fifty-minute lectures and associated examples classes) per year at Part III (Masters or graduate) level, or to provide a comparable level of teaching support to other members within the topology group (eg examples classes). Duties and their timing are flexible. Further duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. Candidates will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required. They must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. The post holder 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.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 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 full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a description of your recent and future research projects (not to exceed three pages). The contact details of two academic referees will be required; please ensure that your referees are aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact LF13432@maths.cam.ac.uk.

Interviews are expected to take place by the end of January 2018.

Please quote reference LF13432 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, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

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

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