Research Associate in Pure Mathematics

Organization: 
Pure Mathematics Section, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London
Email: 
gemma.allen@imperial.ac.uk
Job Description: 

South Kensington Campus
Salary Range: £26,720 - £30,520 per annum
Fixed Term: 24 months, commencing ideally 1 October 2010 or before

Applications are invited for a Research Associate in the Pure Mathematics Section of the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. The researcher will be expected to conduct research related to the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) grant Geometric Analysis and special Lagrangian geometry held by Mark Haskins. The position is available for a period of 24 months, ideally starting in October 2010 or before.

The Pure Mathematics Section at Imperial was the highest rated Pure Mathematics group in the United Kingdom in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise. 40% of our submitted research was judged ‘world-leading’ (4*) and a further 40% judged ‘internationally excellent’ (3*). The Section has strong research groups in Geometry, Analysis, Algebra and Number Theory.

Fields Medalist, Simon Donaldson, heads our world-class Geometry group. Other permanent members of the group currently include: Paolo Cascini, Alessio Corti, Mark Haskins, Andre Neves and Richard Thomas. Long-term research fellows associated with the Geometry group are currently: Tom Coates, Jason Lotay and Kevin McGerty. We also currently have 5 Research Associates working with the Geometry group in addition to 10 Postgraduate students and a large number of visitors. The Geometry group runs a very extensive programme of seminars with 3 or 4 regular weekly seminars at a variety of levels. Further information on the Geometry group can be found at http://www.ma.ic.ac.uk/geometry/

Applicants should have a PhD at the interface of Geometry and Analysis, or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience. The project involves using techniques from Geometric Measure Theory and Geometric Partial Differential Equations to develop a comprehensive theory of singular special Lagrangian 3-folds, and so research experience relevant to this is essential. Applicants are expected to have prior experience in at least two (and ideally several) of the following areas:
(a) special Lagrangian geometry
(b) calibrated geometries related to special Lagrangian geometry
(c) minimal submanifolds and volume-minimizing currents
(d) regularity questions in Geometric Measure Theory
(e) regularity questions in Geometric Partial Differential Equations.

Applicants should display clear evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research and have a good publication record (judged by the stage of his/her career). A high degree of self-motivation and independence will be required.

For further details concerning the content of the research project, please contact Dr Mark Haskins, e-mail: m.haskins@imperial.ac.uk

Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords” – vacancy ref: NS2009192GA). Please complete and upload an application form as directed, also providing a CV, list of publications and a description of your research plans over the next two years explaining how your research track record prepares you for the research project Geometric Analysis and special Lagrangian Geometry.

Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Mrs Rusudan Svanidze, Tel: +44 (0)207 594 8555; Email: r.svanidze@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form.

Job Categories: 
Universities and colleges
Deadline for Application: 
Feb 1 2010
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