Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geometric Group Theory (2 posts)

Mathematical Institute

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University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


  • Posted on: 22nd Oct 2021
  • Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum
  • REF: 153785
  • Closes: 01st December 2021
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geometric Group Theory (2 posts)

Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £33,309 – £40,927 per annum

We invite applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associates to join Professor Dawid Kielak and his thriving research team to conduct research in Geometric Group Theory. Both positions are fixed-term for two years, and the post-holders will be based at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

The successful candidates will carry out research relating to Professor Kielak’s ERC grant ‘Fibring’. They will make a significant contribution to the research output associated with this grant, represent the Topology research group at external meetings and seminars, and manage their own academic research and administrative activities.

Candidates will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline, and possess specialist knowledge in Geometric Group Theory or a suitable neighbouring field. Preference will be given to applicants who possess knowledge of one or more of the following: 3-manifolds and their fundamental groups, free-by-cyclic groups, profinite groups, RFRS or special groups, L^2-invariants, group rings.

We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator at the email address given below, quoting vacancy reference 153785.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Wednesday 1st December 2021 can be considered.

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01865 273518

Closing Date & Time :

01-Dec-2021 12:00

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