Research Associate

Imperial College London
Job Description: 

Department of Mathematics

South Kensington Campus

Research Associate in Mathematics

Salary Range: £30,680 - £37,050 p.a.

Fixed Term: 22 months initially, with the possibility of a 6 month extension, commencing 1 September 2011 or soon thereafter.

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London. The position is funded by an EPSRC grant awarded to Dr. Dorothy Buck in geometric topology, with a view towards DNA knotting.

Applicants should have, or be completing, a PhD in 3-manifold topology (or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience in a closely related discipline). The successful candidate must have been awarded their PhD before they start in post. A strong track record of original research is required. Experience in Dehn surgery and/or knot Floer homology is also desired, as is an interest (not necessarily experience) in interdisciplinary research.

Applicants must be able to develop and apply new concepts, as well as having a creative approach to problem solving. Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to write clearly for publication is a prerequisite for this position.

For further details please contact Dr Dorothy Buck, email:

Our preferred method of application is online via our website (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number into “Keywords” – vacancy ref: NS2010178JH). 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 3 years.
Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Ms Rusudan Svanidze, Tel: +44 (0)207 594 8555; Email: to request an application form.
Closing date: 6 December 2010
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Deadline for Application: 
Dec 6 2010