18 Jul 2022


Senior Research Associate, Leverhulme Trust
Mathematics & Statistics
Salary: £35,326 to £36,382
Closing Date: Sunday 31 July 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 0562-22
Details: https://hr-jobs.lancs.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=0562-22
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Lancaster University is inviting applications for an 24 month Postdoctoral Research Associate position on the project “Permutations with random cycle weights and Bose-Einstein condensation”, funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

This is a probabilistic research project on random permutations, which in particular motivated by the approximation of the Feynman-Kac representation of the dilute Bose gas by spatial random permutations.

The main aim of this project is to extend the model of weighted random permutations by replacing deterministic cycle weights by well chosen random cycle weights, and to study the asymptotic behavior of this new model and potential applications.

You will be expected to hold or be about to receive a PhD degree in mathematics or a related discipline. You should also have experience with one or more of the following topics: random permutations, loop models or quantum spin systems. You should also have a demonstrable ability to both carry out and publish academic research in pure mathematics. Further, you will be expected to work independently and in collaboration, engage with new ideas, and contribute new insights.

The position comes with some travel/collaboration funding and carries no teaching duties.

For informal enquiries about the project, please contact Dr Dirk Zeindler (d.zeindler@lancaster.ac.uk).

The position will start on 1 October 2022, or at the earliest possible time thereafter. The interview will take place in July.

This work will take place in our thriving Pure Mathematics section, which has considerable expertise in algebra, geometry, analysis, probability, and discrete mathematics. Lancaster is one of the UK’s top departments in Mathematics and Statistics, ranked 7th in the 2021 Research Excellence Framework, and 1st for the impact of its research.

The Department, which holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award, strives to provide a supportive and welcoming environment for early career researchers.

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is due to come to an end on 30 September 2024.

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups