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Titchmarsh Research Fellowship in Mathematical Physics

University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 per annum. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 21st October 2021
Closes: 30th November 2021
Job Ref: 153656
Location: Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

We are seeking a talented postdoctoral researcher to take up a Titchmarsh Research Fellowship in Mathematical Physics. This prestigious Fellowship at the University of Oxford is full-time, and fixed-term for up to 36 months. They provide an ideal opportunity for candidates to pursue an independent research programme in mathematical physics, and to join a large existing cohort of leading researchers on Fellowship programmes at the Mathematical Institute - https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/research-fellowship-programmes

The Department is also advertising a similar fellowship scheme for Hooke and Titchamrsh Research Fellows, for researchers across the spectrum of pure and applied mathematics. There will be up to seven appointments made across the Hooke and Titchmarsh Fellowships in this recruitment, including one appointment made from this vacancy. Applications for job shares or for part-time working to accommodate family circumstances will be considered. 

Candidates for this Fellowship should have research interests compatible with those of our current faculty in the Mathematical Physics research group, and should indicate within their supporting letter one or more research group members they could envision working alongside as a potential mentor or future collaborator. The successful applicant will be a talented researcher, who has already produced excellent research during their PhD and in any postdoctoral positions. They will be free to conduct their own research programme. 

To aid the development of their academic profile, the Fellow will be required to contribute up to 3 hours of departmental teaching per week for the 24 weeks of each academic year, averaged over the period of the Fellowship to allow for extended visits elsewhere. 

Candidates will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or physics. They must show evidence of independence and the ability to undertake research of the highest academic standard, hold an outstanding record of papers published in major international journals (commensurate with career stage), and have a realisable and relevant research plan, relevant to the existing activities and/or expertise of the Mathematical Physics research group, which would enhance the research profile of the Mathematical Institute. Additional information about the posts, and a full list of selection criteria, are available in the job description. 

We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and from BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department. 

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator, quoting vacancy reference 153656.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications with top three papers starred, a statement of research interests including a plan for research during the Fellowship, and the names and 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 Tuesday 30th November 2021 can be considered.

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