Research Assistant / Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Mathematics and Statistics

Job Purpose

The University of Glasgow invites applications for a position of Research Assistant or Research Associate in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. You will be working with Dr. Alex Bartel on EPSRC funded project “Cohen-Lenstra heuristics, Brauer relations, and low-dimensional manifolds”,

You should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics, and expertise in one or several of the following research areas of Pure Mathematics: Arithmetic of Number Fields, Arithmetic Statistics, the Cohen-Lenstra Heuristics, Arithmetic Geometry and Arithmetic of Elliptic Curves, Additive Combinatorics, Representation Theory of Finite Groups. For the post of Research Associate you should also have a track record of publications in internationally recognised journals in one or several of the above areas.

You will join an active, diverse, and rapidly growing Pure Mathematics Group. You will have access to excellent computing facilities, and to a generous allowance for travel and personal technical equipment. This is primarily a research position, but you will receive support of career development by being given the opportunity to give lecture courses, to supervise undergraduate projects, and to get involved in outreach activities.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the University’s Research and Teaching Grade 6/7, £28,098 - £31,604 / £34,520 - £38,833 per annum.

This is a full time post that is funded for up to 3 years.

All enquiries should be directed to the PI Dr. Alex Bartel at

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

Vacancy reference: 019221; Closing date: 3 December 2017.

All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity.

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