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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Durham University - Department of Mathematical Sciences

Location: Durham
Salary: £34,304 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th November 2021
Closes: 10th December 2021
Job Ref: 21001243

The Role

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University invites applications for a postdoctoral position. The post-holder will conduct research related to a part of the project “Dimers and Interaction” which is funded by the EPSRC.

This project focuses on studying the dimer model and closely related models using a variety of techniques from different areas of mathematics, such as probability, algebraic combinatorics, statistical mechanics and random matrix theory. Candidates with a strong track record in any of these areas are encouraged to apply.

  • To develop mathematical methods to study the dimer model or closely related models.
  • To carry out first class research and present their work at seminars, both internally and externally, and at international conferences and will publish results in international scientific journals and open access electronic archives.
  • To plan and manage their own research activity and resources in collaboration with others and contribute to the planning of the research project.
  • To prepare and deliver presentations on research outputs/activities to audiences which may include: research sponsors, academic and non-academic audiences.
  • To publish high quality outputs, including papers for submission to peer reviewed journals under the direction of the Grant-holder.
  • To conduct individual and collaborative research projects under the direction of the Grant-holder.
  • To understand and convey material of a specialist or highly technical nature to the team or group of people through presentations and discussions.
  • To work with the Grant-holder and other colleagues in the research group, as appropriate, to identify areas for research, develop Tnew research methods and extend the research portfolio.
  • To deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines by discussing with the Grant-holder and offering creative or innovative solutions.
  • To liaise with research colleagues and make internal and external contacts to develop knowledge and understanding to form relationships for future research collaboration.
  • To contribute to fostering a collegial and respectful working environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect.
  • To engage in wider citizenships to support the department and the wider discipline
  • To engage in continuing professional development by participation in the undergraduate or postgraduate teaching programmes or by membership of departmental committees, etc. and by attending relevant training and development courses.
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