Research Associate / Fellow (Fixed Term)

Closing Date
Friday, 10th December 2021
Job Type
Mathematical Sciences
£27924 to £40927 per annum, (pro rata if applicable) depending on skills and experience (minimum £31406 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

We are looking for a Research Assistant/Fellow, whose expertise lies in the broader area of Analytic Number Theory, to work with Prof Nikolaos Diamantis on an EPSRC- funded project entitled “Modular Symbols and applications”.  The central aim of the project is to investigate current questions on modular forms with special emphasis on their Modular Symbols and L-series. 

We believe that talented and inclusive teams deliver the highest quality research and are seeking applications from high quality candidates who enhance the diversity of our existing team.  The School is committed to creating opportunities for people traditionally under-represented in Mathematical Sciences. 

You will be able to carry out duties to the highest standard and to evidence how through your experience you will be able to: 

  • Undertake original research of international excellence. 
  • Develop research objectives and proposals for own and/or collaborative research area. 
  • Prepare papers for publication in leading journals and/or contribute to the dissemination at national/international conferences, workshops and meetings resulting in successful research outputs. 
  • Identify opportunities and assist in writing bids for research grant applications. Prepare proposals and applications to both external and/or internal bodies for funding, contractual or accreditation purposes. 

We are looking for a confident, organised researcher who can evidence: 

  • A PhD (or near to completion) in a relevant branch of mathematics  
  • Expert knowledge of Analytic Number Theory, preferably with emphasis on modular forms. 
  • Background knowledge in elliptic curves and Galois representations. 
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills.  
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary and multicultural team. 
  • Networking, actively engaging with and valuing other areas and diverse groups. 

Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours); however, applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 29 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Arrangements for job share would be considered. This post is available from 1 December 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter and will be offered on a fixed-term contract until 31 March 2023. 

For information about the School of Mathematical Sciences and active research groups in Number Theory see:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof Nikolaos Diamantis email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

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