Research Associate

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London.  The position is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and will involve the study of derived categories of smooth representations of p-adic reductive groups. The project aims to study the relationship between derived categories of smooth representations of a p-adic group G and categories of...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT00881
  • Date posted 10 March 2021
  • Closing date 15 April 2021

Job description

Job summary

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London.  The position is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and will involve the study of derived categories of smooth representations of p-adic reductive groups.

The project aims to study the relationship between derived categories of smooth representations of a p-adic group G and categories of coherent sheaves on the moduli stack of Langlands parameters, as well as potential applications of this relationship in arithmetic.

Duties and responsibilities

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • To work in close co-operation with the principal investigator and collaborators on the project
  • To take initiatives in the planning and execution of research
  • To direct the work of small research teams including undergraduate and postgraduate students

Essential requirements

The essential requirements for this post are as follow:

  • Hold a PhD in Mathematics (or equivalent) 
  • Experience in the representation theory of p-adic groups or closely related fields
  • Original research results in representation theory of p-adic groups or related topics in geometric representation theory, commensurate with career stage
  • A broad and strong background in representation theory, with emphasis on connections to the Langlands program
  • Ability to carry out original research and to produce published research papers
  • Ability to identify, develop and apply new concepts, techniques and method
  • Ability to keep accurate records of research results and activity

Further information

The position is fixed term for 24 months. The expected start date is between 1 July 2021 and 1 October 2021. Maximum salary on appointment: £42,609 per annum.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range, £36,045- £39,183 per annum.

When completing the online application, candidates should include:

  • A full CV,
  • A 1-page research statement describing why the candidate’s expertise is relevant to this position and future research plans; and
  • The details of three referees.

For any specific queries regarding the post please contact Dr David Helm, d.helm@imperial.ac.uk

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Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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