Research Associate

University College London - UCL-Mathematics

The appointment will be on UCL Grade 7. The salary range will be £33,686 - £37,524 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Associate position to work with Dr Jason Lotay and Dr Felix Schulze on the project “Advances in contact topology via Lagrangian mean curvature flow”. The project focuses on open problems in Lagrangian mean curvature flow with applications to topology.The responsibilities of the post will include: carrying out vigorous, high-level research into geometric flows, more specifically Lagrangian mean curvature flow, with applications to topology, submitting publications regularly in refereed journals; participating in local seminars and in national and international conferences. 

Candidates should either have a PhD or equivalent qualification in geometric analysis, should be finalising their PhD or waiting for their viva date. The successful candidate is expected to have some expertise and research experience in geometric flows or related topics in geometric analysis. Candidates will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral. Knowledge of aspects of Lagrangian mean curvature flow and symplectic/contact topology is also desirable. Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent on having been awarded a PhD. If this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £29,485 - £31,091 per annum) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

UCL vacancy reference : 1580263     

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Jason Lotay, email or Dr Felix Schulze, email you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Ms Julija Melesko tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2839, email: .

Closing Date: 30 October 2016

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: Planned via Skype or in person for early November 2016

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.

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