Research Associate in Algebraic Geometry

Job summary

Applications are invited for a 24-month Research Fellow position (with possible extension to 30 September 2021) in the Department of Mathematics, University of Warwick. The position is funded by an EPSRC Programme Grant held by Professor Alessio Corti and Professor Tom Coates (Imperial College London), Professor Miles Reid (University of Warwick) and Professor Mark Gross (University of Cambridge).

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00334
  • Date posted 23 November 2018
  • Closing date 2 January 2019

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a 24-month Research Fellow position (with possible extension to 30 September 2021) in the Department of Mathematics, University of Warwick. The position is funded by an EPSRC Programme Grant held by Professor Alessio Corti and Professor Tom Coates (Imperial College London), Professor Miles Reid (University of Warwick) and Professor Mark Gross (University of Cambridge).

Duties and responsibilities

The aim of this research project is to apply the ideas and methods of the Fano/LG correspondence to construction problems in algebraic geometry. The exact project will depend on the experience, strengths and tastes of the successful applicant. This project would involve a high degree of teamwork and interdisciplinary research.

Essential requirements

The essential requirements for this post are as follows:
•PhD or equivalent in a subject close to algebraic geometry
•Demonstrable track record in algebraic geometry or a related discipline
•Experience of one or, preferably, more of the following areas: explicit constructions in algebraic geometry; toric or tropical geometry; mirror symmetry (including the Gross-Siebert program; with a commitment to conduct research related to the program
•Evidence of promise and originality in research and have a good publication record
•High degree of self-motivation and independence
•Ability to develop and apply new concepts
•Creative approach to problem-solving
•Excellent written communication skills and the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication

Further information

This is a fixed term position for 24 months to start as soon as possible.

In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:

• A full CV,
• List of publications and a description of your recent research
• The details of two referees.

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Professor Tom Coates, Professor of Pure Mathematics on t.coates@imperial.ac.uk or Professor Alessio Corti, Chair in Pure Mathematics on a.corti@imperial.ac.uk.

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact Emily Michael, Senior HR Administrator on emily.michael@imperial.ac.uk

If you experience any technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the Level A salary range, £33,380 - £35,061 per annum.

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