Research Associate (Fixed Term)
The Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics invites
applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Associate funded by the
'Homotopy Theory of Moduli Spaces' grant, which is held by Prof Oscar Randal-
Williams. The post holder would work in the Topology group (faculty members
include Prof Gabriel Paternain, Prof Ivan Smith, Dr Ailsa Keating, and Prof
Jake Rasmussen) on projects in algebraic and geometric topology, on topics
such as: moduli spaces, cobordism categories, spaces of manifolds,
configuration spaces, mapping class groups, surgery, characteristic classes,
K-theory, applications of homotopy theory to geometry, and related research
The post is available for 1 year from 1 September 2023 (or by negotiation).
Appointments will be made at an appropriate point on the University's Research
Applicants should have a PhD in a relevant field, a strong research track
record, and may have previous postdoc experience.
The successful candidate may be asked to lecture one course (24 fifty-minute
lectures and associated examples classes) per year at Part III (Masters or
graduate) level, or to provide a comparable level of teaching support to
other members within the topology group (e.g. examples classes). Duties and
their timing are flexible. Further duties include developing and conducting
individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects.
Candidates will be expected to plan and manage their own research and
administration, with guidance if required. They must be able to communicate
material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external
contacts. The post holder may be asked to assist in the supervision of student
projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or
plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first
Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment
system (if you have not already) and apply online.
Informal inquiries may be made by contacting LF32127@maths.cam.ac.uk
You will need to upload a full curriculum vitae, list of publications,
research statement (up to 3 pages), and the contact details of at least two
academic referees. Please ensure that your referees supply references by the
closing date and are made aware that they may be contacted by the Mathematics
HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our
Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.
Closing date for applications is 18 December 2022.
Interviews are likely to be held remotely soon after the closing date.
Please quote reference LF32127 on your application and in any correspondence
about this vacancy.
The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and
encourages applications from all sections of society. The Department would
particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have
historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible
to live and work in the UK.
Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics
9 August 2022
18 December 2022