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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Stochastic Analysis

University of Oxford - Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building

Location: Oxford
Salary: £33,309 to £40,927 p.a. Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th November 2021
Closes: 1st December 2021
Job Ref: 153921

Location: Mathematical Institute, Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford

Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 per annum

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a background in stochastic analysis, to work alongside Dr Benjamin Fehrman at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. The position is full time, fixed-term for 36 months, and the post-holder will be supported by external funding from the EPSRC.

The successful candidate will conduct fundamental research in stochastic analysis as part of an exciting new EPSRC Early Career Fellowship awarded to Dr Fehrman, and join a vibrant research community in stochastic analysis at Oxford. They will work in collaboration with Dr Fehrman on projects related to the research proposal, as well as being encouraged over the course of the appointment to pursue their own research agenda. They will write up their results for publication and represent the research group at external meetings/seminars, whilst also managing their own academic research and administrative activities.

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline, with expertise or an interest in some aspect of stochastic analysis, understood broadly. They will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publications and present research proposals and results; and be able to manage their own academic research and associated activities. Expertise or an interest in an aspect of stochastic homogenization, stochastic partial differential equations, or interacting particle systems is desirable.

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 BAME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department.

For an informal discussion regarding the post, please contact Dr. Benjamin Fehrman:   benjamin.fehrman@maths.ox.ac.uk. Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator at the email address given below, quoting vacancy reference 153921.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact details of two 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 Wednesday 1st December 2021 can be considered.

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