Research Associate in Number Theory / Representation Theory

University of Cambridge Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Applications are invited for one or more postdoctoral Research Associate(s) in the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics to work on number theory and/or representation theory. The positions are associated with Dr Jessica Fintzen's ERC grant (subject to project approval) and / or Royal Society Fellowship and include a generous research allowance.

The Research Associate(s) will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance when required, and is/are expected to be an active member of Dr Fintzen's research group and the number theory group at the University of Cambridge. The position does not include any teaching obligations, although opportunities may be available within the Department.

The successful candidate(s) will have completed or be about to complete a PhD in number theory, representation theory or a closely related field, and have a strong research background (commensurate with their career stage) and excellent communication skills.

Limit of tenure: between one and four years, subject to the availability of funding.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Fintzen (email:

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Please include the contact details of three academic referees and upload a CV and a description of your recent and future research projects (not to exceed three pages). Please ensure your referees are contactable during the selection process, and that they are prepared to upload a reference promptly when contacted.

Interview date: as soon as possible after the closing date.

Start date: 1 August 2021 or by negotiation.

Please quote reference LF24778 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society. We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our Department.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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