Research Associate in Mathematics

Imperial College London - Pure Mathematics Section, Department of Mathematics

Faculty of Natural Sciences

South Kensington Campus

Fixed Term for 36 Months

Campus: South Kensington

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London.  The position is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and will involve the study of operators and equations using techniques of von Neumann algebras.

The successful candidate must be able to work effectively within a team, have the ability to develop and apply new concepts, and have a creative approach to problem-solving. They will also be expected to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to write clearly and succinctly for publication.

You will hold a PhD or equivalent level of professional qualifications and/or experience in in noncommutative analysis and partial differential equations

You should have demonstrated strong track record of original research on locally compact Lie groups, in the general area of Harmonic and Noncommutative Analysis. The project involves using analytic and algebraic methods to investigate properties of operators using von Neumann algebras techniques, and so research experience relevant to this is essential. Significant contributions in the field of harmonic analysis are also essential.

Our preferred method of application is online via our website: (Please select “Job Search”, then enter the job title or vacancy reference number: NS2017177LH into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed, also providing a CV and a list of publications, and the names of three referees.

For additional information please contact Prof Michael Ruzhansky (

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Mrs Rusudan Svanidze, Research Operations Manager, Email:

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £32,380 - £34,040 per annum.

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Closing Date: 25 October 2017

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