Research Associate in Mathematical Physics

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Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
24 Oct 2017
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23 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Research Associate in Mathematical Physics

Job number  ACAD102967
Division/School  School of Mathematics
Contract type  Open ended contract staff
Working pattern  Full time
Salary  £32,548 - £36,613
Closing date for applications  23-Nov-2017

The School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol invites applications for a Research Associate to work on the £1.5m ERC project LogCorRM 'Log Correlations and Random Matrices' led by Professor Jon Keating.
The broad goal of the project is to explore the extreme value statistics of the characteristic polynomials of random matrices and of the Riemann zeta function in the context of the general theory of logarithmically correlated Gaussian fields.
You will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes and communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically.  You will possess a relevant PhD (or be near completion) and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes.  Experience in probability theory and/or mathematical physics, in particular random matrix theory, is highly desirable. An interest in number theory would be an advantage, but is not essential.
This is a full-time position, funded by an ERC Advanced Grant and is available to start any time between April and September 2018. Funding is currently available for three years.
Applications should include curriculum vitae, list of publications, and a brief description of research interests.  Please arrange for three letters of recommendation, to be sent directly to:  Abla Hatherell, School of Mathematics, before the closing date.
For further information please contact Prof. Jon Keating at
The School of Mathematics is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aiming at advancing women's careers in mathematics and we therefore particularly welcome applications from women for this post.
The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.