Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - Mathematical Sciences

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

The School of Mathematical Science has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into seven research groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis and Probability and Applications. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes.

About the role

The Probability Group at QMUL announces two postdoctoral positions in mathematical physics and spectral theory of disordered systems.

The postholders will work with Professor Sodin and other members of the group, and conduct rigorous research in the spectral theory of random operators and random matrices, with possible connections to adjacent fields such as statistical mechanics, asymptotic representation theory, probability and dynamical systems.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the LMS Good Practice principles we strongly encourage applications from women.

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Pay & Benefits

Two positions are available with a start date of September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter until the project end date in May 2020. Starting salary will be in the range of £36,667 -£43,152 inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme, pension scheme and interest free season ticket loan. Start dates will be negotiated with the successful candidates.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Sasha Sodin at

Please ensure you include with your application a CV and a brief research statement.

The closing date for applications is 15 July 2018

Interviews are expected to be held on shortly thereafter.

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