Research Associate

University College London - UCL Mathematics

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate position to work with Dr Ed Segal, on the ERC funded project "Birational Geometry, B-branes and Artin Stacks". The project is a mixture of algebraic geometry, homological algebra, and non-commutative algebra, with connections to high-energy physics. The responsibilities of the post will include:

  • (i) carrying out high-level research on the project and related questions;
  • (ii) submitting publications in refereed journals;
  • (iii) participating in national and international conferences;
  • (iv) making an active contribution to the research life of the department, including participating in local seminars and study groups.

Candidates must either have, or be close to finishing, a PhD in a relevant field of mathematics or theoretical physics, and have a first-class track record of research. They should have excellent skills in communicating mathematics, both written and oral. It is highly-desirable that they have in-depth knowledge of at least one of the following areas: derived categories of coherent sheaves, geometric invariant theory, matrix factorizations, and non-commutative resolutions. 

The post is for 2 years in the first instance.

UCL vacancy reference 1678836

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Kate Fraser, email:, tel: +44 (0)20 7679 2881. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Ed Segal, email

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level. UCL Mathematics is committed to developing the careers of all its academic and professional service staff by providing a supportive environment enabling them to flourish. Our achievement is recognised by an Athena SWAN Silver award, support of the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme and excellent results in recent staff surveys on questions related to equal opportunities. Members of the department work closely with the University in developing a positive working environment for all UCL staff, which has led to an Athena SWAN Silver award for the institution. The Department actively promotes UCL's work-life balance policy which acknowledges that its staff are most productive when they have achieved a work-life balance that enables them to meet their responsibilities outside work.

Closing Date: 26 November 2017.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

Interview Date: December 2017.

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