Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Combinatorics

University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute

Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research assistant position, funded by the European Research Council, to work with Professor Peter Keevash, at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This 3-year fixed-term position is available from September 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will work on research projects related to the ERC grant on Combinatorial Construction, which seeks to develop the ideas used for the solution of the Existence Conjecture for Combinatorial Designs. 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 in mathematics awarded or submitted at the time of taking up the position together with familiarity with probabilistic and algebraic methods in Combinatorics and a Research publication track record.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant, quoting vacancy reference 126272.

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.)

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 12 December 2016 can be considered.

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