01 Feb 2024

United Kingdom

University University of Birmingham

Application Deadline February 12, 2024

Original Job Offer

Research Fellow in Combinatorics

The School of Mathematics welcomes applications for a research fellowship in Combinatorics to work with Dr Eoin Long on the EPSRC funded project “A high-dimensional approach to Ramsey Theory”.

The post is available for a period of 24 months in the first instance, with the possibility of being extended for a further 12 months. The starting date is 1 May 2024 (although there is flexibility here).

The successful candidate will join a community of researchers in the Combinatorics group within the School of Mathematics, University of Birmingham. The group consists of eight permanent staff as well as large cohort of postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers and has proven track-record in mentoring and supporting the development of early-career researchers. The profile and research interests of the group may be found at:


Applicants should have a PhD (or one near to completion) in Mathematics at the time of taking up the position, a strong record of research and publications and familiarity with techniques from both Extremal and Probabilistic Combinatorics.

The School is a supportive and people-focused friendly environment, committed to equality, diversity and inclusivity, which aims to allow colleagues to develop as researchers and educators. We encourage applications from the widest community and provide equal opportunities in our recruitment processes.

The School of Mathematics holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, supports the London Mathematical Society Good Practice Scheme and is a member of the Piscopia.

The University of Birmingham holds the Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter Bronze award, a framework through which we are working to self-reflect, identify and remove barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students. The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity and a Disability Confident employer.

In addition to completing the online application form, you should make sure to upload the following: a cover letter, a CV (including full publication list), a research statement (5 pages maximum) and names and emails of three contactable referees.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Eoin Long (e.long@bham.ac.uk) or Dr Stacey Law (s.law@bham.ac.uk).