Research Associate

University of Cambridge - Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Applications are invited for a 12-month Research Associate position in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Cambridge.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in a subject close to algebraic geometry, or have an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience. The applicant must also have a demonstrable research track record in algebraic geometry or a related discipline, and it is essential that he/she has experience of working in the following areas: mirror symmetry (homological mirror symmetry and the Gross-Siebert program); symplectic geometry, and in particular, symplectic cohomology; logarithmic Gromov-Witten invariants.

The post holder must be committed to conducting research related to the Gross-Siebert program and should display clear evidence of promise and originality in research, as well as having a good publication record. A high degree of self-motivation and independence will be required. They will also be expected to work effectively within a team, have the ability to develop and apply new concepts, and have a creative approach to problem-solving. Demonstration of excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication will be expected.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Applications should include a covering letter, a full CV, list of publications and a completed CHRIS/6 form Parts I and III only (available at: with the  contact details of two academic referees. Applications should be sent by post to: HR Office Administrator, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WB so as to reach her by 1 September 2017.

References should be sent directly to the HR Office Administrator as above, so as to reach her by the closing date. Incomplete applications or applications received by email will not be considered. Previous applicants need not re-apply.

Please quote reference LF12430 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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