12 May 2020

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Scattering Amplitudes and the Galois Theory of Periods

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professors Francis Brown and Lionel Mason on an exciting project to develop the mathematics of scattering amplitudes and connections with algebraic geometry, in particular the Galois theory of periods. This is a fixed-term position funded by ERC and is available for 1 year in the first instance, with the potential for extension until 28 February 2022. The postholder will be based here at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.
The purpose of this project is to develop the theory on both sides, with the aim to provide better control of such scattering amplitudes and a deeper understanding of their underpinning mathematics. The successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out research as part of this project, as a member of the associated research group. They will also provide guidance to junior members of the research group including research assistants, PhD students, and/or project volunteers.
Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline. They will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes, together with the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities. Previous experience of independently managing a discrete area of a research project is desirable.
Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Co-ordinator using the email address below, quoting vacancy reference 146340.
Applicants will be selected for interview based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in the job description document below. 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 Friday 12 June 2020 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 22 June 2020.