Research Associate

University of Kent - School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science

A Research Associate (RA) is sought to assist Professor Jing Ping Wang (PI) with her EPSRC project entitled “Exact solutions for discrete and continuous nonlinear systems”. This is a fixed term post for 2 years and full time and part of a joint project with a group in the University of Leeds, and aims to give an exhaustive description of soliton solutions and solutions of the initial value problem for Lax integrable systems corresponding higher rank Lie algebras and automorphic Lie algebras.

This project requires the participation of a researcher with a strong research track record, as well as relevant skills and experience in Multi-Hamiltonian theory for partial differential equations and/or difference equations, basic knowledge of representation theory and symbolic computation.

The successful applicant will be based on the Canterbury campus of the University of Kent and will join the Mathematics group at the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Science. Our ambitious and energetic school provides a stimulating research environment in Mathematics, complemented by seminar series, international conferences and workshops.

As a Research Associate you will:

  • Devise and undertake appropriate research to achieve the goals and milestones as described in the research project. This would include a significant element of independent work, e.g. in the planning and execution of computation, and the write up of work for publication.
  • Interact with the PI at University of Kent, and the joint project with a group at the University of Leeds and any other members of the collaboration to deliver the project.
  • Write regular reports to the PI, compile results acquired in a form to allow rapid transformation of documented research outcomes, writing papers for publication in journals and giving presentations at international conferences.
  • Maintain an up to date/detailed log of the research activity undertaken and of the results obtained.

To succeed in this role you will have:

  • A doctorate or submitted doctorate dissertation in Mathematics.
  • A strong research record in Mathematics evidenced by publications in international Mathematics journals and a track record of presentations at conferences etc.
  • A Background in the following areas, Multi-Hamiltonian theory for partial differential equations and/or difference equations and Basic knowledge of representation theory.
  • Good written and communication skills.

The SMSAS has recently received an Athena SWAN Bronze award, the first School in the university to obtain such an award, and is a supporter of the London Mathematical Society's Good Practice Scheme.

Closing date for applications: 08 January 2018

Interviews are to be held: 23 January 2018

Please press the apply button below to go to the university's website where you can view the full job description and also apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: STM0864.

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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