Research Assistant in Dynamical Systems (HFAKT)

The University of Bristol, UK
Job Description: 

£29,972 - £33,734
Bristol, UK

The position is fully funded by the European Research Council Advanced Research Grant Homogeneous Flows and their Application in Kinetic Theory (HFAKT), and will be supervised by its project leader, Professor Jens Marklof.

You are expected to hold a PhD in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics. A strong background in Pure Mathematics is desirable. You will work with a team of researchers in Bristol's Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Physics Groups. The key objective is to develop a range of cutting-edge techniques in the theory of flows on homogeneous spaces, and use these to attack long-standing problems in the kinetic theory of gases. For more information on Professor Marklof's research visit

Your application should include the contact details of three academic referees. You should ask your referees to send references directly to Professor Jens Marklof ( by the closing date. It is your responsibility to ensure that reference letters are received by the closing date. The start date is flexible between 1 April and 1 October 2012.

If successful, you may be appointed either on a fixed term or a permanent contract depending on the extent of your previous relevant research experience. Further information can be found at

For informal enquiries please contact Professor J Marklof on +44 (0) 117 928 7980 or e-mail

For further details and an application form please visit Alternatively you can
e-mail or telephone +44 (0) 117 954 6947, quoting the reference number 16748.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am, Wednesday 18 January 2012.

Short-listed applicants will be interviewed via Skype in the week commencing 23 January 2012.


Job Categories: 
Universities and colleges
Postdoctoral fellowships
Deadline for Application: 
Jan 18 2012