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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL17230

Department: School of Mathematical Sciences
Salary: £31,054 - £ 33,615 per annum
Reference: QMUL17230
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 18-Dec-2018
Closing date: 30-Jan-2019

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About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

The School of Mathematical Science has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into seven research groups, namely: Algebra and Number Theory, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis and Probability and Applications. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes.

The School is entering an exciting period of strategic growth with significant investment in new posts over the next three years across a broad range of disciplines.  In addition to academic appointments, approximately £20M is being invested in the School’s building to provide state-of-the-art research, teaching and study facilities for staff and students.

About the role

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in the project “New investigations in automorphic forms: analytic and arithmetic interfaces” funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The post-holder will work under the supervision and direction of Dr. Abhishek Saha (PI).

The successful applicant will have an excellent knowledge and research experience in some aspect of automorphic forms, and have the ability to work in the representation-theoretic language. It is highly desirable that the applicant has previous research experience in either analytic aspects of automorphic forms, or some aspect of Siegel modular forms. A track record of conducting high level research and writing high quality research papers is also expected.

The position comes with a generous travel allowance of up to £10k and other benefits for the post-holders.

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

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

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. 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. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the LMS Good Practice principles, we strongly encourage applications from women.

Please visit for information about the School and for our family friendly policies and parental leave.

Pay & Benefits

The post is full-time and fixed-term for 36 months with an expected start date on 1 September 2019. Starting salary will be in the range £31,054 – £ 33,615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, childcare vouchers scheme and pension scheme.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Abhishek Saha at

To apply, please click on the link below

The closing date for applications is 30th January 2019. Please ensure that your 3 referees send their references directly by email to Megan Liddle ( by the closing date.

Interviews are expected to be held at the end of February or early March 2019.

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