IMSS Fellowships in Mathematical and Statistical Science

Department of Mathematics & Department of Statistical Science

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UCL, Gower Street, London, UK


  • Posted on: 14th Dec 2021
  • Salary: £45,610 - £53,757 per annum
  • REF: 1880720
  • Closes: 23rd January 2022
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
  • Hours: Full Time, Part Time

Duties and Responsibilities

UCL is investing strategically in Mathematics and Statistical Science, with the vision of creating a world-leading Institute of Mathematical and Statistical Science (IMSS). As part of this exciting expansion, we are appointing Research Fellows across the range of disciplines of the two departments. In 2020 we appointed one Fellow in Pure Mathematics and one in Applied Mathematics; earlier this year we appointed two Fellows in Statistical Science. We now invite applications from outstanding postdoctoral researchers for Research Fellowships in Mathematics.

Appointees will be expected to undertake high standard research in pure mathematics, applied mathematics, data science, or pure or applied probability, leading to conference presentations and publication in leading journals. In addition, they will contribute to the research environment of the departments through interaction with staff and students and by participating in, and co-organising, IMSS events. A strictly limited amount of teaching will also be expected.

These posts are initially for 3-years research at UCL for talented early-career mathematicians to pursue an independent research programme.

There are three posts available:

Two IMSS Fellowships in Pure Mathematics

One IMSS Fellowship in Applied Mathematics (including Financial Mathematics)

Each fellow will receive a fund of 9000 to support their research.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate must have a PhD in mathematics, statistics or related discipline and a track record of international research excellence and publishing in the relevant discipline. Normally candidates should, allowing for career breaks, have no more than six years postdoctoral research experience in an academic environment (calculated from the PhD viva to the application deadline).

A written independent research plan will form part of the application and it will be advantageous if the proposed research is related to one of the departments research groups: For pure mathematics: pure and applied analysis; mathematical physics; geometry and topology; algebra, number theory and combinatorics; probability. For applied mathematics: mathematical modelling in biology, industry and society; applied and numerical analysis; fluid mechanics; mathematical physics; financial mathematics.

The posts are available from 1 July 2022, and to be taken up as soon as possible thereafter. Flexible and part-time working arrangements are available to those who need them.

Further Details

A job description and person specification for each post can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the Apply Now button below.

Please note that you will be required to upload a covering letter, curriculum vitae including, list of publications, names and contact details of three referees and a two page research plan. Please do not upload any other documents.

Candidates unable to apply online or with queries about the application process should contact Adrianna Mickiewicz,

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Helen Wilson, Head of Mathematics Department, email:

UCL Taking Action for Equality

We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing Date

23 Jan 2022

Latest time for the submission of applications


Interview date

February/March 2022

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.

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