Department: School of Mathematical Sciences
Salary: £31,613 - £36,098 (Grade 4)
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 19-Jan-2021
Closing date: 20-Mar-2021
About the role
We invite applications for the position of Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the EPSRC funded project “Topology of automated motion planning” which is led by Professor Michael Farber. The research will be conducted in coordination with a research team from the University of Chicago led by Professor Shmuel Weinberger. This research shall use topological tools (and in particular methods of cohomology theory) to analyse algorithms of making decisions in situations when the outcome is a choice made from a continuum of possibilities rather than from a discrete set of values.
The successful applicant will possess a PhD in Mathematics (awarded or close to completion) or a closely related discipline and preferably have experience of research projects using mathematical tools in applied mathematics and other sciences. Research experience in Algebraic Topology is also essential for the role.
The School of Mathematical Science has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 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, Probability and Applications, and Statistics and Data Science. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes.
Following a period of significant growth, the School comprises of around 70 academic staff, 15 research assistants and fellows, and 12 members of professional services staff. The School is home to around 70 PhD students, and approximately 1,000 undergraduates. Recently, £18M was invested in the School’s building transformation project to provide state-of-the-art research, teaching and study facilities for staff and students. The School moved back into its fully refurbished building during the summer of 2019.
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 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 our family friendly and parental leave polices.
Pay & Benefits
The post is full-time and fixed-term for 30 months. The start date is negotiable and flexible up to 01 September 2021. Starting salary will be in the range £34,220 - £36,098 (£31,613 - £33,324 for candidates who have not yet been awarded their PhD) per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, USS pension scheme, a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities.
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.
Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Michael Farber – firstname.lastname@example.org
Details about the school can be found at https://www.qmul.ac.uk/maths/
To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.
The closing date for applications is 20 March 2021.
Interviews will be held shortly thereafter.
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