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Research Fellow, Pure Mathematics

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,980 per annum
Closing date
7 Jan 2024

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Pure Mathematics

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £34,980 per annum
Full Time Fixed Term until 31/08/2026
Closing Date:  Sunday 07 January 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2529923PJ

The Southampton Geometry and Topology Group is offering a postdoctoral position in symplectic topology, starting in the autumn of 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research under Cheuk Yu Mak within a Royal Society-funded project to investigate symplectic topology and its interaction with low dimensional topology, mirror symmetry, and geometric representation theory.

The University of Southampton (UK) is home to the Centre for Geometry, Topology, and Applications, a large research group in geometry and topology. The Group currently comprises 18 staff members (Arman Darbinyan, Armando Martino, Ashot Minasyan, Bernhard Koeck, Cheuk Yu Mak, Daniel Kasprowski, Graham Niblo, Ian Leary, Jacek Brodzki, Jan Spakula, Jelena Grbic, Jim Anderson, Jim Renshaw, Nansen Petrosyan, Nick Wright, Ruben Sanchez-Garcia, Shintaro Nishikawa, and Stephen Theriault). Research interests in the group cover symplectic topology, low dimensional topology, algebraic topology, algebraic geometry, and geometric group theory.

In order to be considered for this post, the applicant must have a PhD or equivalent in Mathematics, or a related discipline and have a track record in at least one of the following research areas: symplectic topology, low dimensional topology, mirror symmetry, and geometric representation theory.

About the University

With additional benefits that will make your life easier, such as a generous holiday allowance and additional university closure days. We will support your long-term future too, with access to the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), subsidised health and fitness facilities, and a range of discounts. 

As a university we aim to create an inclusive environment that attracts, supports and retains the best students and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences from across the world. We are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. 

A complete application should include (i) a Curriculum Vitae, including a list of publications; and (ii) a brief (<4 page) statement of research interests.

Please send a copy of your application (or any queries) to Nils Andersson,

*Applications will be considered from candidates who are working towards or nearing completion of a relevant PhD qualification.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon completion of PhD.  Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given. 

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