Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Low-dimensional Topology

University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute

(3 posts)

Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

We invite applications for up to three postdoctoral research positions, funded by the European Research Council, to work with Professor Andras Juhasz at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. These are fixed-term positions for 2 years and are available from 1 May 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidates will work on research projects related to the grant “Low-dimensional topology in Oxford,” in particular, apply Heegaard Floer homology or similar invariants to 3- and 4-manifold topology and knot theory, but there is scope for carrying out an independent research agenda. Applicants working in any branch of low-dimensional topology are welcome to apply, as developing interactions between different topological and geometric methods is one of the objectives of the project. They will also be given the opportunity to undertake teaching which will not exceed 3 hours per week for 24 weeks per annum.

Applicants should have a PhD awarded or submitted (at the time of taking up the position) in mathematics, and be able to demonstrate a strong background in low-dimensional topology, and preferably familiarity with Heegaard Floer homology. A good publication record judged by the stage of his/her career, and the ability to work together with others as part of a research team are also essential.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Administrative Assistant quoting vacancy reference 132380.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of three referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date.)

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Monday 8 January 2018 can be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here: www.ox.ac.uk/about/jobs/preemploymentscreening.

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=132380

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