10 Aug 2019

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in history and impact of mathematics and theory of computing

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work with Dr Christopher Hollings and Professor Ursula Martin of the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, on an exciting new project to understand and model the long-term development and impact of mathematics or computing research. This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 2 years and is funded by EPSRC.

The post holder will identify, in collaboration with Dr Hollings and Professor Martin, one or more areas of mathematics or computing research, supported by appropriate archives, and carry out substantial investigations into both the long-term development of significant technical ideas, and their broader circulation and impact within and beyond academia. The post-holder will also have the opportunity to work with the Bodleian Library and major museums on novel ways to present their research findings to the public, and be part of broader thinking in Oxford around “The History of the Future”.

The successful candidate will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics, computer science, social science or history of science. You will have expertise in documenting, analysing, and presenting technical archive sources in a subfield of mathematics or computer science and possess sufficient specialist knowledge relevant to
the project to work within established research programmes.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 142099.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. 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).
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:


Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Wednesday 11th September 2019 can be considered.