Postdoctoral Research Associate

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

A postdoctoral research associate (RA) is sought for a 3-year position, to assist Professor Andrew Hone in the number theoretical aspects of his 5-year EPSRC fellowship project entitled “Cluster algebras with periodicity and discrete dynamics over finite fields.” You will be expected to work in close collaboration with Professor Hone, and will also interact with Dr Theodoros Kouloukas, a Research Associate currently working on algebraic aspects.

The project concerns the classification of discrete dynamical systems over finite fields, especially those given by birational maps obtained from cluster algebras, as well as the identification of new discrete integrable systems. This requires the participation of a postdoctoral researcher with a strong research track record, in addition to relevant skills and experience in one or more appropriate areas of mathematics.

As Research Associate you will:

  • be expected to carry out research in SMSAS, and fully participate in the academic life of the School.
  • take part in writing papers for publication in international journals
  • give presentations at workshops and conferences, as part of the further dissemination of the results of the project.
  • assist the PI in the supervision of research students

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • PhD in Mathematics or a related discipline
  • track record of publication in international journals
  • background in one or more of the following areas: number theory, combinatorics, discrete dynamical systems, cluster algebras.
  • proficiency in Latex document preparation
  • experience in giving presentations at international conferences

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.

Start date for applications: 7th February 2018

Interviews are to be held: 19th March 2018

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on quoting ref number: STM0880

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.

No agencies, thank you.

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