Heilbronn Research Fellowship

Bristol, United Kingdom
£37,345 - 42,036 per annum
07 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Division/School School of Mathematics
Contract type Fixed Term Contract
Working pattern Full time
Salary £37,345 - 42,036 per annum
Closing date for applications 11-Nov-2018

The School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol invites applications for one or more Research Fellowships in association with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research. Research fellows divide their time equally between their own research and the research programme of the Heilbronn Institute, which offers opportunities to engage in collaborative work as well as individual projects.

Research areas of interest include, but are not restricted to, Algebra, Algebraic Geometry, Combinatorics, Computational Statistics, Data Science, Number Theory, Probability, and Quantum Information. These areas are interpreted broadly: Fellows have previously been appointed with backgrounds in most areas of Pure Mathematics and Statistics, and in several areas of Mathematical/Theoretical Physics.

For more information about the Heilbronn Institute, see

Due to the nature of the Heilbronn Institute's work, Fellows must satisfy vetting before appointment. UK resident UK nationals will normally be able to meet this condition: other potential applicants should consult the Heilbronn Manager ( about their eligibility before applying. Fellows may become a member of the USS pension scheme.

There is a salary supplement of £3.5K pa, in recognition of the distinctive nature of these Fellowships. Payment of this supplement is conditional on a finished thesis having been accepted in final form, because we expect Heilbronn Fellows to hold PhDs before working at the Heilbronn Institute. In addition, a fund of at least £2.5K pa to pay for research expenses will be available to each Fellow.

The Fellowship will be for three years, with a preferred start date in October 2019, though another date may be possible by prior agreement.

The School of Mathematics is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aimed at advancing women’s careers in mathematics and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Candidates interested in learning more about the working environment at the Institute prior to application are welcome to contact the Associate Chair, Dr Tim Burness, at

Candidates must apply via the online University of Bristol recruitment site, and search by the job number or with the keyword Heilbronn Research Fellowship. Candidates also need to include a one page (no more than one side of A4) statement of proposed research, along with your CV. Candidates should ask three referees to email references to: prior to the closing date. It is the candidate’s responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received prior to the closing date.

The application deadline is 11.59pm Sunday the 11th of November 2018.

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.

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