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Research Associate in Algebraic Geometry (Fixed Term)

Applications are invited for a 24-month Research Associate position in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Cambridge. The position is funded by the EPSRC Programme Grant EP/NO3198X/1 held by Prof. Mark Gross (University of Cambridge), Prof. Miles Reid (University of Warwick), and Prof. Alessio Corti and Prof. Tom Coates (Imperial College London).

The successful candidate should have a PhD in a subject close to algebraic geometry, or have an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience. The applicant must also have a demonstrable research track record in algebraic geometry or a related discipline, and it is essential that he/she has experience of working in one or more of the following areas: explicit constructions in algebraic geometry; toric or tropical geometry; mirror symmetry (including the Gross-Siebert program).

The post holder must be committed to conducting research related to our program and should display clear evidence of promise and originality in research, as well as having a good publication record. A high degree of self-motivation and independence will be required. They will also be expected to work effectively within a team, have the ability to develop and apply new concepts, and have a creative approach to problem-solving. Demonstration of excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication will be expected. They may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, and plan and deliver seminars relating to the research area.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years.

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.

Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae, including list of publications, and a description of your recent research. Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made 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.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting

Please quote reference LF17266 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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