Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Oxford

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associates to work with Professors Christopher Beem and Lionel Mason at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a three-year, fixed-term position, funded by research grants from the Simons Foundation and the European Research Council. We anticipate the start-date for this position to be at the beginning of the 2024-25 academic year, with the earliest start-date being 01 September 2024.

The successful candidate will be part of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research both in twisted and celestial holography, together with their relations to twistor theory, and related to algebraic aspects of supersymmetric quantum field theories, especially in the formalism of topological and holomorphic twists. They will be expected to conduct research in these areas and related fields which falls within the remit of these large-scale projects and will have the opportunity to do so independently and/or collaboratively with other members of the groups at Oxford and/or other mathematicians internationally. They will have the opportunity to provide informal mentorship of D.Phil students in the groups. The Simons collaboration provides opportunities for participation at its meetings and for wider international collaboration. 

 We proudly hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award and a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our commitment to openness, inclusivity and transparency, we would particularly welcome applications from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type at Oxford.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email:  

[email protected]

), quoting vacancy reference 171868.

Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description.  You will be asked to submit a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, and a statement of research interests.

Two letters of reference should be submitted directly by referees to  

[email protected]

ahead of the closing date quoting the vacancy number 171786

.(NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date). 

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this vacancy and for further information, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the “apply” link below:

 Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Wednesday 03 April can be considered.

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