17 Feb 2021

Research Fellow

Research Fellow, – Ref:1874499
UCL Department / Division – Department of Mathematics
Location of position – London
Grade – 7
Hours – Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities
The department has internationally recognised research groups in pure and applied analysis; fluid mechanics; mathematical physics; geometry and topology; algebra, number theory and combinatorics; mathematical modelling in biology, finance, industry and society.

Applications are invited for a full-time Research Fellow position to work with Dr Lorenzo Foscolo on the project QALF hyperkähler metrics. The project focuses on the construction of complete non-compact hyperkähler manifolds and their applications in geometry, gauge theory and theoretical physics.

The responsibilities of the post will include: carrying out vigorous, high-level research in differential geometry and one or more related areas including, but not limited to, algebraic geometry, geometric analysis, representation theory, and theoretical physics, submitting publications regularly in refereed journals; participating in local seminars and working groups and in national and international conferences.

This post is funded for 22 months in the first instance and is available from 1 June 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Key Requirements
Candidates should either have a PhD or equivalent qualification in mathematics or should be finalising their PhD or waiting for their viva date, have a proven track record in research in areas relevant to the project. They will also have excellent interpersonal skills to facilitate participation in a research group and communication skills, both written and oral. They should have the ability to work independently and in a team.

An exceptional candidate is expected to have some expertise and research experience in differential geometry and related areas. Background particularly relevant to the project includes at least one of: complex differential geometry; complex Monge-Ampère methods; geometric analysis, in particular analysis on non-compact/singular spaces; gauge theory; manifolds with special holonomy.

Please note: Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent on award and confirmation of a PhD (or equivalent). If this is not the case, initial appointment will be at Research Assistant Grade 6B, point 24 – 26 (salary £31,543 – £33,257 per annum inclusive of London allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.
Further Details
A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page.

To apply for the vacancy please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Adrianna Mickiewicz (a.mickiewicz@ucl.ac.uk).

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Lorenzo Foscolo, email l.foscolo@ucl.ac.uk (Principal Investigator for grant).

Closing Date – 14 Mar 2021
Latest time for the submission of applications – 23:59
Interview date – TBC