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Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Institution: Durham University
Location: Durham, United Kingdom
Duties: The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University invites applications for two 3-year postdoctoral fellowships beginning in October 2022. This is a joint physics and mathematics research program focussed on the interplay between quantum field theory, topology, higher category theory, and representation theory. Postdoctoral members of the collaboration will have the opportunity to make extended visits to other collaboration sites, to contribute to numerous joint research activities, and participate in collaboration workshops and summer schools
Requirements: A PhD in Mathematics or Theoretical Physics. Experience in conducting high quality academic research in research relevant to the collaboration themes. Demonstrable ability to write material of a quality commensurate with publication in highly ranked journals. Demonstrable ability to deliver presentations and communicate research ideas both to specialists and within the wider academic community. Demonstrable ability to respond to research developments and to use new research techniques and methods
   
Text: Go to the main content section. Durham University Welcome. You are not signed in.|My Account Options My Job CartMy Job Cart|Sign In If you have any issues logging in or creating an account, please send an email to e.recruitment@durham.ac.uk”.Technical help Job Search My Jobpage Basic Search| Beginning of the main content section. Return to the home page Printable Format Share Job Description - Postdoctoral Research Associate (21001349) Job Description Postdoctoral Research Associate (Job Number: 21001349) Department of Mathematical Sciences Grade 7: - £34,304 - £40,927 per annum Fixed Term - Full Time Contract Duration: 3 years Contracted Hours per Week: 35 Closing Date: 13-Dec-2021, 12:59:00 AM Durham University Durham University is one of the world's top universities with strengths across the Arts and Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences. We are home to some of the most talented scholars and researchers from around the world who are tackling global issues and making a difference to people's lives.The University sits in a beautiful historic city where it shares ownership of a UNESCO World Heritage Site with Durham Cathedral, the greatest Romanesque building in Western Europe. A collegiate University, Durham recruits outstanding students from across the world and offers an unmatched wider student experience. Less than 3 hours north of London, and an hour and a half south of Edinburgh, County Durham is a region steeped in history and natural beauty. The Durham Dales, including the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, are home to breathtaking scenery and attractions. Durham offers an excellent choice of city, suburban and rural residential locations. The University provides a range of benefits including pension and childcare benefits and the University’s Relocation Manager can assist with potential schooling requirements. Durham University seeks to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive environment for work and study that assists all members of our University community to reach their full potential. Diversity brings strength and we welcome applications from across the international, national and regional communities that we work with and serve. The Department The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of the UK’s best mathematics departments with an outstanding reputation in research, teaching, and employability of our students. It has an active programme of internationally recognized research in Applied & Computational Mathematics, Mathematical and Theoretical Particle Physics, Pure Mathematics, Statistics and Probability. The research culture is vibrant with many visitors, seminars, international conferences and workshops. We aim to provide a supportive and friendly environment with a strong sense of community. The Department of Mathematical Sciences has recently undergone a rapid expansion and moved into a new purpose-built home that provides an inspiring environment for mathematical research and scholarly activities. The Department hosts an active group in mathematical and theoretical particle physics, whose research areas include quantum field theory, string theory and gravity, cosmology and solitons. There is a wealth of research expertise in relation to the positions, including permanent staff members Mohammed Anber, Andreas Braun, Mathew Bullimore, Stefano Cremonesi, Daniele Dorigoni, Iñaki García Etxebarria, Nabil Iqbal, Madalena Lemos, Magdalena Larfors, Mark Powell, and Tin Sulejmanpasic. The Department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award. Athena SWAN is a national initiative that recognises the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression, and success for all in academia. The Department also supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme, whose aim is to support mathematics departments to embed equal opportunities for women within their working practices. Durham University is committed to the Concordat to support the career development of researchers. For further information please visit the Research Staff web pages on http://www.dur.ac.uk/hr/researchstaff The Role The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University invites applications for two 3-year postdoctoral fellowships beginning in October 2022. The successful candidate will work with Dr Mathew Bullimore and Dr Iñaki García Etxebarria as part of the Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries. This is a joint physics and mathematics research program focussed on the interplay between quantum field theory, topology, higher category theory, and representation theory. Further information about the collaboration and its research activities can be found on the website: http://scgcs.berkeley.edu. Postdoctoral members of the collaboration will have the opportunity to make extended visits to other collaboration sites, to contribute to numerous joint research activities, and participate in collaboration workshops and summer schools. Relationships and Contacts The jobs are full time Postdoctoral Research Associates to work as part of the Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries in the Department of Mathematical Sciences. Interaction and exchanges of ideas will take place mainly with the members of the collaboration and with other members of the Departments of Mathematical Sciences. Responsibilities : To play an active role in the research activity of the Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical symmetries, working both independently and collaboratively. To understand and convey material of a specialist or highly technical nature through discussions and presentations within the collaboration that leads to the presentation of research papers in conferences and publications. · To prepare and deliver presentations on research outputs/activities to audiences which may include: research sponsors, academic and non-academic audiences. · To publish high quality outputs, including papers for submission to peer reviewed journals and papers for presentation at conferences and workshops under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder. · To assist with the development of research objectives and proposals. · To work with the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder and other colleagues in the research group, as appropriate, to identify areas for research, develop new research methods and extend the research portfolio. · To deal with problems that may affect the achievement of research objectives and deadlines by discussing with the Principal Investigator or Grant-holder and offering creative or innovative solutions. · To liaise with research colleagues and make internal and external contacts to develop knowledge and understanding to form relationships for future research collaboration. · To plan and manage own research activity, research resources in collaboration with others and contribute to the planning of research projects. · To deliver training in research techniques/approaches to peers, visitors and students as appropriate. · To be involved in student supervision, as appropriate, and assist with the assessment of the knowledge of students. · To contribute to fostering a collegial and respectful working environment which is inclusive and welcoming and where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. · To engage in wider citizenship to support the department and wider discipline. · To engage in continuing professional development by participation in the undergraduate or postgraduate teaching programmes or by membership of departmental committees, etc. and by attending relevant training and development courses. This position is fixed term for 3 years due to funding. The post-holder is employed to work on research/a research project which will be led by another colleague. Whilst this means that the post-holder will not be carrying out independent research in his/her own right, the expectation is that they will contribute to the advancement of the project, through the development of their own research ideas/adaptation and development of research protocols. Successful applicants will ideally be in post by 1st October 2022. How to Apply For informal enquiries please contact Dr Mathew Bullimore or Dr Iñaki García Etxebarria via email at mathew.r.bullimore@durham.ac.uk or inaki.garcia-etxebarria@durham.ac.uk. All enquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence. We prefer to receive applications online via the Durham University Vacancies Site https://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/. As part of the application process, you should provide details of 3 academic referees and the details of your current line manager so that we may seek an employment reference. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University What to Submit All applicants are asked to submit: A CV including your publications and contruibutions to research activities. A covering letter which details your experience, strengths and potential in the requirements set out above. A personal research statement of at most two pages. Next Steps Short-listed candidates will be interviewed online, and we anticipate that the assessment will take place in late December / early January. The Requirements Essential Qualifications: A PhD in Mathematics or Theoretical Physics. Experience Experience in conducting high quality academic research in research relevant to the collaboration themes. Demonstrable ability to write material of a quality commensurate with publication in highly ranked journals. Demonstrable ability to deliver presentations and communicate research ideas both to specialists and within the wider academic community. Demonstrable ability to respond to research developments and to use new research techniques and methods. Skills Ability to present and exchange ideas as part of a research team. Ability to work independently and to deadlines. Ability to use initiative and creativity to identify areas for research. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Desirable Experience: Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals, commensurate with career stage. Track record of presenting research at international workshops or conferences, commensurate with career stage. Demonstrable ability to develop research proposals in collaboration with other academics. Skills Demonstrable ability to plan and manage independent research. 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