Research Associate in Dynamical Systems and Number Theory

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 – £37,345 per annum
04 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
06 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Mathematics
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 – £37,345 per annum
Closing date for applications 06-May-2019

Applications are invited for a three-year Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol. The position is available from 1 September 2019 with funding for 3 years, with flexible start date. The appointment will be on Research Grade I.

This is an exciting opportunity to work alongside Professor Jens Marklof on the cutting-edge research project “Wave transport in low-density matter, Siegel theta functions, and homogeneous flows.”

The project is supported by a major grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the UK’s national research agency in Mathematical Sciences, which funds two three-year post-doctoral positions as well as a significant travel, visitor and outreach budget. The research programme is organised in two streams, one covering aspects of dynamical systems and number theory, the other mathematical analysis, in particular PDE, kinetic theory and semiclassical/microlocal analysis. The advertised position is aligned with the first research stream; a second vacancy for a “Research Associate in Analysis / Mathematical Physics” is advertised separately.

Both streams are strongly interrelated, and a key objective of the project is to build a team that can transfer knowledge and techniques between the relevant research areas.

The part of the research programme that is most relevant to this appointment focusses on geometric regularisation of theta functions, the dynamics of group actions on homogeneous spaces, and applications to long-standing questions on the distribution of quadratic forms, including new quantitative versions of the Oppenheim conjecture.

The School of Mathematics is one of the leading centres for research and teaching in the mathematical sciences in the UK, and offers a stimulating and friendly environment with first-rate facilities.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Jens Marklof,

Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their referees send a letter of reference by email to by the deadline of 6th May 2019.  

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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