Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Probability Theory, who will be based in the Statistical Laboratory. The post is available for two years from 1 September 2017 or by negotiation.

This role is associated with the EPSRC grant 'Geometry and Conformal Invariance of Random Structures' working with the PI, Prof. Nathanaël Berestycki. The successful candidate will have or will soon finish their PhD in mathematics or equivalent, and have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research. Priority will also be given to applicants with expertise in the relevant fields. Further information about these are available available at

The post holder will be expected to engage in original and innovative research in topics broadly related to random geometry. Further duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. Candidates will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required. They must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. The post holder may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects or the development of student research skills, and to provide instruction or deliver seminars and lectures in relevant areas of mathematics.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages). The contact details of two academic referees will be required, please ensure that your referees are 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 enquiries may be directed to Professor Nathanaël Berestycki (email:

The closing date for this position is 5 December 2016.

Interviews are expected to take place in January 2017.

Please quote reference LF10586 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 as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding research positions.

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

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