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Postdoctoral Research Associate

The University of Edinburgh - Mathematics

Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £34,304 to £40,927 p.a. Grade UE07
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 3rd November 2021
Closes: 23rd December 2021
Job Ref: 2474
 

Fixed term, 36 months

Start date 1st September 2022 or as mutually agreed

The School of Maths wishes to invite applicants with a broad range of backgrounds in representation theory, quantum topology, integrable systems, or cluster algebra to apply. The theme of the grant is positive representation theory, and its connections to cluster algebra, quantum character varieties, integrable systems, non-compact Chern–Simons theory, Liouville theory, and supersymmetric gauge theory. Anyone appointed will have freedom to pursue their own research directions.

The Opportunity:

The post is funded by the ERC grant “Non-compact Chern–Simons theory, Positive Representations, and Cluster Varieties”. The post-holders will be expected to contribute to the research programme of the grant, but will also have freedom to pursue their own research directions. Candidates will have the opportunity to teach; the School will seek to find assignments that are beneficial in terms of career development and compatible with the postdoc’s research expertise. More information about our thriving and growing group can be found at the Hodge Institute website.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • PhD in mathematics, by the time of the start of the position
  • Ability to contribute to the research programme of the grant
  • Proven record of research in representation theory, quantum topology, integrable systems, cluster algebra, or related areas
  • Interest in acquiring new methods and broadening your knowledge in the aforementioned areas

Please visit our website for a copy of the full job description. Ref: 2474

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