UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL

Research Associate - School of Mathematics 

Location
Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
Salary
£32,548 - £36,613 per annum
Posted
04 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Research Associate 

Job number   ACAD103084 
Division/School    School of Mathematics 
Contract type   Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern   Full time 
Salary   £32,548 - £36,613 per annum 
Closing date for applications   11-Feb-2018 
 
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate position in Mathematics, tenable from 1 September 2018 or a date to be agreed. The position is funded by the Leverhulme Advanced Grant “Geometry, Combinatorics and Algebra of Sum-products”, which aims to develop and study the above-mentioned aspects, connections, and implications arising in the context of the sum-product phenomenon both over general fields, as well as specific to reals. The research programme aims to address a wide range of discrete questions, such as proving new arithmetic estimates and their applications to multiplicative subgroups over finite fields, developing geometric incidence theory, studying invariant sets arising in the context of geometric group action on finite sets, as well as continuous-analytic variants of these questions.  
 
You should have a PhD in Mathematics or equivalent, with a suitable background in geometric/arithmetic/additive combinatorics, harmonic analysis or theoretical computer science. Applicants with expertise and willingness to explore the advanced algebraic geometry side of the problem are especially welcome.
 
The School of Mathematics is one of the leading centres for research and teaching in mathematical sciences in the UK, and offers a stimulating environment with first-rate facilities. The School is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aiming at advancing women's careers in mathematics http://www.maths.bris.ac.uk/admin/life/women/
 
It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their referees send a letter of reference by email to maths-recruitment@bristol.ac.uk by the deadline of 09 February 2018.

Under exceptional circumstances, applications received after this date may also be considered.

The contract will be offered on an open-ended basis, with funding currently secured for three years.

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on Sunday 11th February 2018. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Misha Rudnev: maxmr@bristol.ac.uk

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture.  We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.