20 Oct 2020

Postdoc in Geometry at Oxford

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Geometry to work with Professor Dominic Joyce on exciting new projects, in conjunction with the Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis and Physics. The position is fixed-term for two years, and the post-holder will be based at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

The Simons Collaboration is an international network of leading experts in the field, with 14 principal investigators as well as many postdoctoral fellows and PhD students, which seeks to advance the theory and applications of spaces with special holonomy and related geometric structures. The post-holder will perform and manage their own mathematical research and administrative activities for projects in Algebraic or Differential Geometry and related activities, under the supervision of Professor Dominic Joyce, write up the results for publication either singly or with co-authors, and participate in the activities of the Geometry research group and the Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy.

You will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline, and possess experience in one or more of the broad areas of Algebraic or Differential Geometry relevant to the Simons Collaboration and the research interests of Professor Joyce. These areas may include: Donaldson-Thomas type invariants of Calabi-Yau 3- and 4-folds; other enumerative invariants in algebraic geometry, and their wall-crossing formulae; geometric constructions of vertex algebras, and links to Geometric Representation Theory and String Theory; compact manifolds with the exceptional holonomy groups G2 and Spin(7); calibrated submanifolds of Calabi-Yau manifolds, G2- and Spin(7)-manifolds; and Lagrangian Mean Curvature Flow in Calabi-Yau manifolds.

To apply, please visit: https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=147924

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator using the email address below, quoting vacancy reference 147924.

Please note that applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria outlined in the attached job description. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).

Only applications received before 12.00 noon on Thursday 19 November 2020 can be considered. Interviews will be taking place on Thursday 3 December 2020.