Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Geometry and Analysis

University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute

Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Woodstock Road

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 1 October 2017.

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, 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.)

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Thursday 15 December 2016 can be considered.

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