|Placed On:||22nd March 2023|
|Closes:||15th April 2023|
The role and department
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of the UK’s best mathematics departments with an outstanding reputation in teaching, research and employability of our students. It has an active programme of internationally recognised research in Pure and Applied Mathematics. The research culture is vibrant, with many visitors, seminars, international conferences and workshops. We aim to provide a supportive and friendly environment with a strong sense of community. The Department, which currently has 115 permanent members of staff, is set to grow significantly over the next ten years.
The Department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. The Department also supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme, whose aim is to support mathematics departments to embed equal opportunities for women within their working practices.
Durham University is committed to the Concordat to support the career development of researchers. For further information please visit the Research Staff web pages on www.dur.ac.uk/hr/researchstaff.
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Probability Theory with particular emphasis in statistical mechanics, random conformal geometry and/or branching processes. The successful candidate will be working on projects related to the research grant “critical systems in random geometry”, through which the position is funded. The successful candidate will also have time to develop their own research programme and to collaborate with other people. Durham has a particularly strong profile in probability (group webpage) and theoretical physics (group webpage).
This post is fixed term for 24 months, as prescribed by the grant funding.
The starting date will be between 1st August 2023 and 1st January 2024, by agreement.
There is ample travel funding and there are no teaching duties.
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