Research Associate/Fellow in Mathematical Sciences

University of Nottingham Department of Mathematical Sciences

Research Associate/Fellow (fixed term)

Closing Date
Wednesday, 10th August 2022
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 researcher in all areas of Mathematical Sciences. This Research Associate position is funded by EPSRC and is only open to individuals registered for a PhD at the University of Nottingham. They will enable the best mathematical sciences doctoral students to further develop their own research ideas, with the flexibility that they could use part of this time to prepare fellowship or other applications to support the next step on their career pathway. 

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 and strives to maintain an environment where people can be their authentic selves.

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

  • 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 equivalent in Mathematics or a related discipline, provided that their doctoral work falls predominantly within EPSRC’s Mathematical Sciences remit (the PhD does not have to be funded by EPSRC or UKRI). Applicants will need to have completed their PhD after September 2021 and before the appointment starts (completion of viva is sufficient). 
  • 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.

The post is available immediately or as soon as possible and is offered on a fixed-term contract for up to 12 months. The post must end by 30 September 2023. Hours of work are full-time (36.25 hours); however applications are also welcome from candidates wishing to work part-time (minimum 18.13 hours per week). Please specify in your application if you wish to work part time and the number of preferred hours. Job share arrangements may also be considered. 

Many of our team have flexible working patterns so we’re open to discuss flexible working arrangements with you.

Applicants will need to submit a CV, including a full list of publications, and a Research Statement.

Research in the School of Mathematical Sciences spans the following Research Themes:
Algebra, Arithmetic, and their Geometries,
Computational Statistics and Machine Learning,
Data-driven Modelling and Computation,
Epidemic Modelling,
Fluid Mechanics,
Geometry and Symmetry,
Quantum Information and Metrology,
Quantum Mathematics,
Mathematical Neuroscience,
Multiscale Modelling and Heterogeneous Media,
Numerical and Applied Analysis,
Real, Complex and Functional Analysis,
Symbolic Computational Mathematics,
Teaching and Learning in Maths HE,
Wave Modelling,
as well as the Centre of Mathematical Medicine and Biology and the Nottingham Centre of Gravity. For more information see:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Thomas Sotiriou email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.

For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.