R360 Postdoctoral Research Associate: Visa sponsorship available

Postdoctoral Research Associate: Visa sponsorship available


University of Edinburgh

UE07: Salary range £39,347 – £46,974

CSE / School of Mathematics

Full time (35 hours per week)

Fixed term for 12 months

This is a 1-year postdoc position to start on 1st September 2024, funded by Prof. David Jordan grant, the Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries, conducting research in quantum topology using the theory of quantum groups and the framework of higher categories.

The Opportunity:

The postdoc’s primary responsibility will be to conduct research, both interfacing with the themes above and developing their own independent research program. The postdoc will also interact with a vibrant research community comprising other postdocs, graduate students, and senior staff from the Hodge Institute and Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Group. There are optional opportunities to co-supervise postgraduate research and to organise advanced undergraduate or postgraduate courses.

This post is full-time (35 hours per week).

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • Ph.D. in pure mathematics or theoretical physics (to be awarded by 1 September, 2024).
  • A demonstrated interest in developing the mathematical structure of topological quantum field and higher categories.
  • Background in quantum topology and related subjects.
  • Desire and/or experience in fostering cohesiveness of a research group (e.g. leading informal reading seminars, organising team-building activities) and promoting a positive and inclusive research culture.

Applicants should upload a CV and a brief research statement (max two pages) when applying for the post online. In addition, they should arrange for at least two letters of reference to be sent direct to references@maths.ed.ac.uk quoting the reference number 10113. For informal enquiries please contact Prof David Jordan D.Jordan@ed.ac.uk

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As a valued member of our team you can expect:

  • A competitive salary
  • An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work.
  • To be part of a diverse and vibrant international community
  • Comprehensive Staff Benefits, such as a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, and flexible work options. Check out the full list on our staff benefits page (opens in a new tab) and use our reward calculator to discover the total value of your pay and benefits

Championing equality, diversity and inclusion

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

Prior to any employment commencing with the University you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work webpages (opens new browser tab)

The University is able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. If successful, an international applicant requiring sponsorship to work in the UK will need to satisfy the UK Home Office’s English Language requirements and apply for and secure a Skilled Worker Visa.

Key dates to note

The closing date for applications is 15th April 2024

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