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Postdoctoral Research Assistant of the Simons Collaboration on the Nonperturbative Bootstrap

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position, funded by The Simons Foundation Grant to work with Professor Chris Beem at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a 2 year fixed term position and is available from 1 January 2017.

The collaboration is an international effort aimed at the development of new techniques for understanding non-perturbative quantum field theory, with a special emphasis on conformal field theories. In addition to the PI, the Oxford arm of the collaboration will include a DPhil student to start in 2017. The post holder will have the opportunity to participate in research projects with the PI related to algebraic structures in conformal and superconformal field theories. In addition, the post holder will enjoy significant freedom to pursue their own research interests.

Applicants should have a PhD/DPhil in Theoretical Physics or Mathematics together with expertise in quantum field theory, conformal field theory, supersymmetry, or topological field theory and a strong publication record.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 126269.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter 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).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=126269

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Wednesday 14th November 2016 can be considered.

Sylvester Research Fellowship

We invite applications from exceptionally talented postdoctoral researchers for a Sylvester Research Fellowship. This prestigious Fellowship at the University of Oxford is fixed term up to 5 years and provides an ideal opportunity for an outstanding candidate to build an independent research career. The Fellowship includes a research allowance of £5,000 per annum, and is open to applicants in all branches of mathematics. The successful candidate will be expected to take up the position by the start of the academic year 2017/18. The Sylvester fellow will become a member of Magdalen College.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher, who has already demonstrated excellence in their postdoctoral career. Candidates will be expected to have a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline. If they hold a doctorate from Oxford, they must have held at least one PDRA position outside Oxford. Candidates must show evidence of independence and outstanding ability in research, hold an outstanding record of papers published in major international journals (commensurate with career stage), and have a realisable and relevant research plan which would enhance the Mathematical Institute’s research profile. Additional information about the post, and a full list of selection criteria, are available in the further particulars.

To aid the development of their academic profile, the Fellow will be required to contribute up to three hours of departmental teaching per week for the 24 weeks of the academic year, averaged over the period of the Fellowship to allow for extended visits elsewhere.

Applications for job shares or for part-time working to accommodate family circumstances will be considered. Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email:vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 126220.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload: a supporting letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria; a curriculum vitae including full list of publications with top three papers starred, a copy of your best paper, a statement of research interests and a plan for research during the Fellowship; and the names and 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.)

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=126220

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on 1 December 2016 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Geometry and Analysis

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position, funded by a grant from the Simons Foundation, the “Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis, and Physics”, to work with Professor Dominic Joyce at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a 36 month fixed-term position. The successful candidate must be in post on or before 1st October 2017.

The website of the Simons Collaboration is at https://sites.duke.edu/scshgap/. It consists of 10 Principal Investigators including Professor Joyce, and a larger group of academics, postdocs, and PhD students, who will work together on the study of Riemannian manifolds with special holonomy, particularly Calabi-Yau manifolds and 7- and 8-manifolds with holonomy G2 and Spin(7), their calibrated submanifolds, and gauge theory and instantons upon them.

The successful candidate will work on research projects related to the Collaboration and to the research interests of Professor Joyce, for example, related to special holonomy, or calibrated submanifolds, or Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow in Calabi-Yau manifolds, or to certain foundational questions about differential-geometric moduli spaces. The candidate will be encouraged to work with other members of the Collaboration, and expected to join in with its group activities and meetings.

Applicants should have a PhD in mathematics awarded or submitted (at the time of taking up the position), and be able to demonstrate a strong background in one or more areas related to the Collaboration, with a preference for areas combining differential geometry and analysis of elliptic p.d.e.s (e.g. gluing problems in special holonomy or calibrated geometry), or parabolic p.d.e.s (e.g. geometric flows), or differential-geometric moduli spaces (e.g. of J-holomorphic curves in symplectic geometry). A good publication record judged by the stage of his/her career, and the ability to work together with others as part of a research team, are also essential.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 126268.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. They will be required to upload a letter setting out how they meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of two referees, as part of their online applications. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date.)

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.j….

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Thursday 15th December 2016 can be considered.

Two Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Geometric Aspects of Gauge and String Theories

We invite applications for two Postdoctoral Research Assistants (PDRA), funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant “Higgs Bundles: Supersymmetric Gauge Theories and Geometry (HIGGSBNDL)” to work with Professor Sakura Schafer-Nameki at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. These are two 3 year fixed-term positions, potentially extendable to a 4th year, and are available from April 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The aim of the project is to study the relation between supersymmetric gauge theories, M5-branes and geometric structures. One of the focus areas will be four-manifolds and the correspondence to two-dimensional (0,2) theories. More broadly, applicants with an expertise in supersymmetric gauge theories their relation to geometric structures are particularly encouraged to apply. Excellence of the candidates will however be the determining factor in the selection process.

Applicants should have a PhD awarded before the starting date of the position in an area related to theoretical and mathematical physics, the ability to pursue independent research, both technically and in developing ideas and excellent communication skills.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 126273.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter 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 three 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).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.j…

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Friday 9th December 2016 can be considered.

Humboldt Foundation announces German Research Chair at AIMS-Tanzania

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is calling for applications for a German Research Chair for “Mathematics and its Applications” at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences in Tanzania (AIMS-Tanzania). In the coming years, this research chair will promote higher education and research in mathematics in Africa.

This call is aimed at postdoctoral academics from any country who demonstrably conduct application-related research in the field of mathematics, have several years’ experience in training students and, ideally, doctoral candidates. Experience in working in and cooperating with Africa and a willingness to collaborate with other academic disciplines are also desired.

The closing date for applications is 1 February 2017. Cooperation with a collaborative partner in Germany is a requirement of the programme. However, an application can be submitted even if contact with a partner at a German university/research institution has not yet been established by the application deadline. Please visit www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/research-chair-aims-tanzania.html for more details on the programme and the application specifications as well as for the application package.

This research chair is funded with a total of €560,000 for a four-year period. A concurrent appointment at a collaborating university in Tanzania is planned. Following three years of funding, AIMS-Tanzania plans to conduct an evaluation of the chair. A long-term establishment of the research chair at AIMS-Tanzania is intended.

AIMS-Tanzania is part of the AIMS Next Einstein Initiative which seeks to establish a coordinated network of 15 supra-regional centres of excellence in mathematics across Africa by the year 2020. The research chair, which is being advertised internationally, is designed to help promote networking between AIMS-Tanzania and German universities and to drive networking amongst the various AIMS centres in Africa. As part of the German Research Chair programme that is financed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Humboldt Foundation will fill four research chairs at AIMS centres in, Ghana, South Africa, Cameroon and Tanzania.

We should be very grateful if you would draw the attention of potential candidates in your personal network to this announcement. You can forward this email to them or disseminate the attached Programme Information at your institute. If you have any further questions about this new sponsorship programme, please do not hesitate to address them to GermanResearchChairs@avh.de.

Postdocs in Paris

The fondation sciences mathematiques de Paris offers a lot of programs:
Master fellowship, Postdocs, Chairs, Invited professors. Visit http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/index.php

The deadline for postdocs is December 1st: http://www.sciencesmaths-paris.fr/en/postdoctoral-programmes-247.htm

Job vacancy: University Lectureship in General Relativity and Partial Differential Equations at Cambridge

To be held jointly in the Departments of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics.

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in General Relativity and Partial Differential Equations.

Applicants are expected to have expertise in Analysis and General Relativity. Their research is expected to combine nonlinear PDE theory (which may include numerical aspects) with problems connected to gravitational wave detection, stability of black holes and related issues in Theoretical Physics.

This is a new post and is one of a number created under a major initiative by the School of the Physical Sciences to promote interdisciplinary activity in the Departments of the School.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Mathematics or Theoretical Physics, will have a track record of excellent research publications, and will be expected to lead and pursue a research programme of the highest standard. It is expected that their research programme will be firmly grounded in both Departments.

Applicants will be expected to contribute to the teaching programmes of both Departments at undergraduate and graduate level. The total teaching load will be no greater than that of colleagues appointed to single Departments. Duties will include: teaching seminars and tutorials, writing and adapting lecture material, taking feedback from students and providing them with career or pastoral advice. The post holder must be able to investigate new areas of research, identify research topics, determine, adapt and apply appropriate methodologies and write up progress reports and papers for publication. They will also be required to write and mark examination papers, dissertation reports and provide references. Candidates will need to be able to actively investigate funding opportunities, submit research grant applications, attend conferences, network with national/international colleagues, give presentations and participate in working groups. The role holder will also contribute, as appropriate, to the academic administration of the Departments and the University.

Appointment will be made at an appropriate point on the scale for University Lecturers and will normally be for a probationary period of five years with appointment to the retiring age thereafter, subject to satisfactory performance.

In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to offer a supplement to the salary range stated for this role of up to £10,000. Any such supplement would be awarded on the basis of a demonstrable history of exceptional achievement and is entirely at the discretion of the University.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/11771/. 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 upload a letter of application, a CV, and a Publication List. Because this post is created under the School of the Physical Sciences’ Inter-Disciplinary scheme, candidates are also required to upload a short (no more than 2 pages of A4) statement of their research vision which sets out how their research programme will require them to operate across, and contribute to, both Departments. Contact details of three referees are also required.

The deadline for applications is midnight 7 December 2016. Interviews will be held in January 2017.

Please quote reference LF10403 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting LF10403@maths.cam.ac.uk.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The Departments would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our academic staff.

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

Research Facilitator

Applications are invited for the post of Research Facilitator, to support the research activities of the Mathematical Institute by processing the increasing number of research grant applications and reducing the administrative burden associated with the initiation and continuation of funded research projects

Reporting to the Head of Research Facilitation, the post-holder will be expected to process grant applications and to conduct in-depth reviews of a subset of these funding applications, working closely with applicants to ensure strategic fit with the funding call and assure the credibility of the case presented. He or she will also liaise with faculty members, other academic and University departments and funding bodies in the co-ordination of prospective and funded grants.

The successful candidate will have an excellent first degree numerate discipline, postgraduate or relevant experience of scientific writing, and experience of grant writing in a numerate discipline.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 125886.

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=125886

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on 25 November 2016 can be considered.

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Low-Dimensional Topology

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research position, funded by the European Research Council, to work with Professor Andras Juhasz at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a 36 month fixed-term position and is available from 1st September 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The successful candidate will work on research projects related to the grant “Low-dimensional topology in Oxford,” in particular, apply Heegaard Floer homology or similar invariants to smooth 4-manifold topology and knot concordance, but there is scope for carrying out an independent research agenda. There is also a requirement to teach up to four sets of undergraduate or graduate classes per year, determined by the demand for classes in specific areas.

Applicants should have a PhD awarded or submitted (at the time of taking up the position) in mathematics or a related discipline, and be able to demonstrate a strong background in gauge-theoretic techniques in low-dimensional topology, preferably Heegaard Floer homology, and a research focus on 4-dimensional applications. A good publication record judged by the stage of his/her career, and the ability to work together with others as part of a research team are also essential.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 125828.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter 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 three 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).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=125828

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Thursday 1st December 2016 can be considered.

Associate Professorship or Professorship of Networks and Nonlinear Systems

The Mathematical Institute proposes to appoint an Associate Professor, or Professor, of Networks and Nonlinear Systems from 1 September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Somerville College under arrangements described in the job description. The combined University and College salary scale has a minimum point of £45,066 per annum. In addition the College pays substantial additional benefits, including entertainment allowance of £200 p.a., housing allowance of £7,750 p.a., and eligibility for assistance with house purchase. An allowance of £2,626 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

The main duties of the post are to carry out, disseminate the results of, obtain funding for, and supervise research at a high international standard in networks and nonlinear systems, to teach a range of topics in mathematics via lectures, classes and tutorials, and to perform administrative and pastoral functions associated with teaching and research.

The successful candidate must have a doctorate in mathematics or closely related subject and a record of outstanding research related to networks and nonlinear systems. The appointee will be expected to have the ability to teach effectively over a wide range of topics in the undergraduate mathematics syllabus, in both tutorials and lectures. The duties and responsibilities of the post are set out in the job description. The job description also contains details of the application procedure.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk; telephone: +44 (0) 1865 273518), quoting vacancy refrence 124256.

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application. You will be asked to submit a full CV and publications list, a statement of research interests, a description of teaching experience, a covering letter or statement explaining how you meet the selection criteria and the contact details of three 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.)

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=124256

Only applications received before 12:00 noon on 4 January 2017 can be considered,

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Postdoc Possition at ICMAT

Open position for a postdoctoral researcher, ERC Starting Grant project GEOFLUIDS at the ICMAT.

One postdoctoral appointment is offered for a researcher in mathematics with an excellent curriculum vitae having completed his/her PhD within the last 5 years (or completing it by the end of 2017) with a solid background in some aspect of differential equations. The candidate will join the team funded by the ERC Starting Grant project “Geometric problems in PDEs with applications to fluid mechanics” that is led by Dr. Alberto Enciso at the ICMAT (Institute for Mathematical Sciences) in Madrid, Spain.

The contract will have a duration of three years and starts in 2017. The deadline for application is December 15, 2016.

PhD studentship in geometric analysis at London

Applications are sought for a PhD studentship in the department of Mathematics at UCL (University College London) to investigate Geometric Analysis, especially Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow. The eventual focus will be on research questions arising from the research project “Advances in contact topology via Lagrangian mean curvature flow” led by Dr Jason Lotay and Dr Felix Schulze.

For more details please see the advert here:
https://atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?owner=5041390&ownertype=fair&jcode=1599697&vt_template=982&adminview=1

Contrato de Investigación en Valencia

Al grupo de investigación DAMRES (http://www.damres.webs.upv.es/) de la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, le han concedido un proyecto PROMETEO (Generalitat Valenciana), dentro del cual va a ofertar un contrato de investigación para la realización de la tesis doctoral en temas de Análisis Numérico.

La información básica sobre este contrato es:

  • Duración: 3 años
  • Remuneración: 1200 euros mensuales
  • Los candidatos deben matricularse en el Programa de Doctorado de la Universitat Politècnica de Valencia con una nota media de grado o licenciatura/ingeniería superior o igual a 7.5.

Los interesados deberán ponerse en contacto con el grupo de investigación.

Permanent positions at Durham

Tenure track polition in applied algebra and geometry

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven
University of Technology (TU/e) invites applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Applied Algebra and Geometry (V32.2705). Depending on the
candidate’s experience, a higher-level entry (e.g. as Associate
Professor with tenure) may be taken into consideration.

For details see:

http://jobs.tue.nl/nl/vacature/tenuretrack-assistant-professorship-in-applied-algebra-and-geometry-280129.html

Vacancy Assistant professor of Mathematics

We are searching for candidates whose expertise is in algebraic topology, differential topology, or (higher) category theory; or in related areas in algebra, algebraic geometry, or mathematical logic.

Offer The appointment is at the level of assistant professor, initially for a period of 5 years. The position is partially funded by the Spinoza grant of Prof dr I. Moerdijk. In case of positive evaluations, the position becomes permanent after 5 years. In exceptional cases, the higher rank of associate professor is negotiable. Funds have been reserved so the candidate can appoint one PhD student.

Call for CWM Supplementary Grants

The International Mathematical Union Committee for Women in Mathematics (CWM) invites applications for supplementary grants
of up to €500 to help women from developing countries or regions attend scientific events taking place from March 2017 to February 2018.
The list of developing countries used by the IMU can be found at www.mathunion.org/cdc/grants/cdc-definition-for-developing-countries/

The grants are intended to help women who already have funding to attend a conference or meeting or for scientific collaboration, but who need extra funds to make it possible
(for example, for child care, separate accommodation, or more appropriate travel).

Applicants should write a short account of not more than two pages explaining the scientific benefit to themselves of
the travel, together with brief details of funding already secured and the reason why extra funds are needed. This account together with an up-to-date CV should be sent before 28 February 2017 to Marie Françoise Ouedraogo omfrancoise@yahoo.fr with a copy to Sunsook Noh noh@ewha.ac.kr and with the subject header CWM Supplementary Grants

If the grant is approved, a report will be required after the event has taken place. Priority will be given to early career applicants.

Two years long research position at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa

A two years long research position in “Dynamical systems, computational ergodic theory, randomness and
pseudo-randomness” is available at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa.

PhD students can also apply, provided they obtain their PhD no later than 31st december 2016.

Deadline for application is September 26th 2016.

The annual gross remuneration is around 32,000 Euros, corresponding to a monthly salary of approximately 2,000 Euros.

Full official call can be retrieved at

http://en.sns.it/bando/research-contract-named-%E2%80%9Cdynamical-systems-computational-ergodic-theory-randomness-and-pseudo