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Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Queen Mary University of London - School of Mathematical Sciences

Location: London
Salary: £40,223 to £42,405 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 27th November 2023
Closes: 12th January 2024
Job Ref: 449
 

About the Role

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate positions to participate in the project "Geometric Flows and Dynamics of Phase Transitions" funded by the EPSRC. The research will be undertaken under the direction of Dr Huy The Nguyen (PI). This project seeks to advance the understanding of the singularity formation in the Mean Curvature Flow and their relation to phase transitions via the Allen-Cahn Flow.

The successful applicant should possess excellent knowledge of geometry and analysis, preferably with previous research experience in geometric analysis such as geometric heat flows, geometric measure theory, and/or semilinear partial differential equations. A proven track record of conducting high level research and writing high quality research papers is also expected.

For further details of the role and selection criteria please refer to the job specification attached.

About the School

The School of Mathematical Science has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of mathematics. The School has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes, and aims to continue to expand its research profile as well as its study programmes across both UG and PGT. This position will be based in the Centre for Geometry, Analysis and Gravitation.

The School comprises 85 academic staff and associate lecturers, 16 research assistants and 14 members of professional services staff. The School is home to around 80 PhD students, and approximately 1,000 undergraduates and 100 master level students.

About Queen Mary

Our performance in REF2021 cemented our status as one of the best research-intensive universities in the UK – ranked joint 7th for the quality of our research, with 92% of our research assessed as internationally excellent or world-leading.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. We are committed to the equality of opportunities and to advancing women’s careers and strongly encourage applications from female applicants. We have policies to support staff returning from long-term absence, for flexible arrangements for staff with parental responsibilities and for child-care support for the attendance of conferences. Please visit www.qmul.ac.uk/maths for information about the School and our family friendly and parental leave polices.

Benefits

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is full-time, fixed term appointment for 24 months, with an expected start date of 1st September 2024 with some flexibility. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £40,223-£42,405 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance.

We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

The closing date for applications is 12th January 203.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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