Research Associate in Representation Theory

University of York - Department of Mathematics

We seek to appoint a Research Associate in Representation Theory for 6 months starting on or before 1 October 2018. You will work on a research project “Cherednik Algebras and Affine Lie Algebras” funded by an EPSRC grant.

You will conduct research and contribute to the production of research, and will also assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research. You will be also undertaking a limited amount of undergraduate teaching. Your key responsibilities will include: analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications, seminar, and conference presentations; contributing to identification of possible new areas of research; undertaking appropriate organisational and administrative activities connected to the research project; building of internal contacts and participation in internal networks; collaboration with colleagues on joint projects as required; participation in and identification of external networks in order to share information and identify potential opportunities for collaboration; attendance at and contribution to relevant meetings.

You will have a PhD in Mathematics, or be pending submission of your thesis. Knowledge in Representation Theory to engage in high quality research is essential, and preferably you will also have knowledge of the representation theory of Cherednik Algebras. You will have experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research and of writing up research work for publication.

You will have the ability to undertake research in mathematics at an international level, both as part of a team and independently, using your own initiative. You will also be able to develop research objectives and projects and write up research work for publication in high profile journals. You will also be competent at presenting at conferences, exhibiting work in other appropriate events, and engaging in public dissemination.

It is desirable that you have the skills and experience to teach undergraduate courses in Mathematics, and the skills to engage effectively with a wide ranging audience, both orally and written, using a range of media.

The salary will be £31,604 per annum pro rata at Grade 6.1 of the University of York salary scale. The post is full-time. The hours of work are 37 per week.

Informal enquiries regarding this vacancy can be made to the EPSRC grant holder, Professor Maxim Nazarov (email:

Closing date: midnight on Sunday 15 April 2018.

Interview date: likely to be on Friday 27 April 2018.

If you have any queries about your application, please contact the HR Services of the University by email or by telephone +44(0)1904324835.

The post is available full-time, on a fixed-term contract basis (6 months).

Salary will be: £31,604 per year.

Closing date: 15 April 2018.

For further information and to apply online, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

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