Research Fellow In Geometry And Mathematical Physics – School Of Mathematics – 98522 – Grade 7
University Of Birmingham
Research Fellow in Geometry and Mathematical Physics – School of Mathematics – 98522 – Grade 7 – (2100022B)
School of Mathematics
Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK
Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434.
Full Time, Fixed Term contract for 2 years. As this vacancy has limited funding, if the starting salary is higher, the offered tenure of the post may be shorter than 2 years.
Closing date: 15th December 2021
There are 2 posts available
To create and contribute to the creation of knowledge by undertaking a specified range of activities within an established research programme and/or specific research project.
The School of Mathematics aims to provide a supportive and friendly environment for staff to develop as researchers and lecturers. The School is a supportive and people-focused friendly environment, committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity. We encourage applications from the widest community and provide equal opportunities in our recruitment processes. The School of Mathematics 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 School 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, and is a member of the Piscopia which forms a UK-community of women and non-binary students and mathematics researchers. The University of Birmingham holds the Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter Bronze award, a framework through which we are working to self-reflect, identify and remove barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students.
The University of Birmingham Geometry and Mathematical Physics Group started in 2018 and has grown rapidly to have 5 permanent research faculty members, 3 postdoctoral researchers and 5 PhD students. We aim to support all early career researchers in their research careers and career development in a positive environment where they can work in a comfortable environment with open discussions.
There are 2 posts available, one to work with Dr Tyler Kelly and the other to work with Prof Marta Mazzocco in the School of Mathematics. The first position is funded by the UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship “Open Mirror Geometry for Landau-Ginzburg Models,” and the second position is funded by the Leverhulme Trust Project Research Grant “Extended Riemann-Hilbert Correspondence, Quantum Curves and Mirror Symmetry.”
Applicants will be expected to hold or be close to obtaining a PhD or equivalent qualification(s) in one of the following subjects: Algebraic Geometry, Symplectic Geometry, Mirror Symmetry, Mathematical Physics, Noncommutative Geometry, Integrable Systems, Enumerative Geometry, Representation Theory or a related area of mathematics.
The successful candidate will join the new Birmingham Geometry and Mathematical Physics Group. the profile and research interests of this group may be found at: https: // www. birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/mathematics/pure- maths/geometry-mathematical-physics.aspx
You will be expected to work in collaboration with either Dr Tyler Kelly or Prof Marta Mazzocco as well as manage your own research projects. You will conduct academic research and administrative activities, collaborate with other members of the group or more broadly, and help foster a positive research culture. There may be some teaching opportunities for the research associate once in post, but teaching will not be a focus in this position. There is funding for travel for the successful candidate, subject to approval once in post by your line manager.
The position’s start date is flexible. For example, the successful candidate could start in February 2022 or at the start of the 2022/2023 academic year. The candidate must start before November 1, 2022.
Please attach a CV, cover letter, and research statement. Feel free in the application questions to refer the reader to the relevant sections in the research statement and CV.
The responsibilities will include the responsibilities outlined below.
To conduct original research within the research project.
To interact with the members of the Geometry and Mathematical Physics group, including PhD students, through active participation in reading seminars and joint research activities.
Present research outputs, including drafting academic publications or parts thereof, for example at seminars and as posters.
There may be opportunities to undertake limited teaching responsibility, at the discretion of the successful candidate and upon approval by the School of Mathematics.
There may be opportunities to undertake public engagement activities, depending on the interest of the successful candidate.
There may be opportunities to contribute to conference organisation.
To develop ones own research objectives and proposals for own or joint research, with assistance of a mentor if required.
There may be opportunities to apply for your own research funding, in order to establish oneself more independently as a researcher.
High level analytical capability.
Hold or be close to obtaining a PhD or equivalent qualification(s) in Geometry, Mathematical Physics, or a related area.
Ability to communicate complex information clearly.
Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones.
Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively.
Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes.
Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project.
Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort.
Ability to contribute to creating an inclusive and positive research community around themselves. Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010 and how to ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly.
Informal enquires to Dr. Tyler Kelly, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Prof Marta Mazzocco, email: email@example.com
Valuing excellence, sustaining investment
We value diversity and inclusion at the University of Birmingham and welcome applications from all sections of the community and are open to discussions around all forms of flexible working
Primary Location: GB-GB-Birmingham
Job: Academic Non-clinical
Job Posting: 08.11.2021, 7:00:00 AM
Grade (for job description): Grade 7
Salary (Pay Basis): 31,406.00
Maximum Salary: 43,434.00
Advert Close Date: 16.12.2021, 6:59:00 AM
Fixed Term Contract End Date 31.01.2024