Research Associate (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

A position exists for a Research Associate to work with Dr Jack Thorne on a project funded by the European Research Council titled 'Global Methods in the Langlands Program'. The aim of the project is to study the arithmetic Langlands program over global function fields, applying tools from Galois deformation theory, the trace formula, and geometric representation theory, with the ultimate goal of studying the local Langlands correspondence over local fields of positive characteristic.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. He/She must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. He/She may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.

The ideal candidate should have, or be about to receive, a PhD in mathematics (or equivalent). He/She will have expertise in at least one of these aspects of the Langlands program and be excited about the opportunity to apply these techniques in innovative ways.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

Informal inquiries can be made by contacting the recruiter at LF10887@maths.cam.ac.uk.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit:

http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/12293. 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.

Please indicate the contact details of two academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages).

Please ensure that at least one of your referees is contactable at any time during the selection process, and is made 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.

Please quote reference LF10887 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, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

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

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