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Warwick Mathematics Institute Vacancies

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ACADEMIC VACANCIES in order of closing date - the most recently added vacancies tend to be near the bottom. To apply and for further details, follow the link for the relevant post to see the full advert on the HR website and a link to the online application system.


Research Fellow: Applications are invited for a 24-month Research Fellow position (with possible extension to 36 months) in the Department of Mathematics, University of Warwick, with the initial 12-month period located in the Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London. The position is funded by an EPSRC Programme Grant held by Prof. Alessio Corti and Prof. Tom Coates (Imperial College London), Prof. Miles Reid (University of Warwick) and Prof. Mark Gross (University of Cambridge).

You should have a PhD in a subject close to algebraic geometry. You must have a demonstrable research track record in algebraic geometry or a related discipline, and it is essential that you have experience of working in one or more of the following areas: explicit constructions in algebraic geometry; toric or tropical geometry; mirror symmetry (including the Gross-Siebert program). You must also be committed to conducting research related to our program.

You must display clear evidence of promise and originality in research and have a good publication record. A high degree of self-motivation and independence will be required. You will be expected to work effectively within a team, have the ability to develop and apply new concepts, and have a creative approach to problem-solving. You will also be expected to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to write clearly and succinctly for publication.

Ref: 78024-056. Closing date: Tuesday 21st June 2016

Research Fellow: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellow position to work on a large Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) grant. The post will be based at the University of Warwick in the Mathematics Institute and is available immediately. This is a Fixed Term Contract until 31 August 2017.

Many urgent policy issues concerning the control and elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) can only be answered through high-quality quantitative modelling. You will be key to the project, which with other researchers based in a consortium comprising Warwick and eleven other universities around the world, will undertake research into nine diseases commonly found in some of the poorest populations in the world.

The Warwick team is led by Deirdre Hollingsworth, Matt Keeling and Orin Courtenay. Applicants with expertise in the areas of infectious disease modelling are encouraged to apply.

Informal enquires to: Deirdre Hollingsworth at Deirdre dot Hollingsworth at warwick dot ac dot uk

Ref: 75452-066. Closing date Sunday 3rd July 2016

Research Fellow: We are seeking a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher to work in Extremal Combinatorics under the supervision of Professor Oleg Pikhurko for a project funded by the European Research Council (ERC). The main directions of the project will be extremal and structural problems for graphs, set systems, and integer sets.

In particular, a familiarity with regularity lemmas and the container method will be an asset.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months, with a starting date of not later than 1 October 2016.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Oleg Pikhurko O dot Pikhurko at warwick dot ac dot uk.

Ref: 78155-066. Closing date Sunday 10th July 2016.

Note: Assistant Professor = Lecturer; Associate Professor = Senior Lecturer/Reader. Posts are indefinite (subject to a probationary period) unless otherwise stated. To apply and for further details, follow the link for the relevant post to see the full advert on the HR website and a link to the online application system. In addition to applying online, you must arrange for three referees to send letters of recommendation, quoting the reference number, by the closing date (and to send any additional information mentioned in the advert, which also contains the appropriate address).

The Department has an annual academic job round for a number of Assistant Professorships (Lectureships); available positions will be advertised when confirmed. Links to individual adverts for currently open positions can be found above.

We advertise several junior research positions (postdoc positions = research fellowships) each year. If you would like to work in the Department in such a position, please contact a member of staff in your research area. Some possible sources of funding are listed in the right hand column. See also general information, About the Institute, or contact the Department Secretary if you have particular questions.

Research Council (e.g. EPSRC), Royal Society and European Research Fellowships

If you would like to apply for a research fellowship to be held at Warwick, please contact us in plenty of time about the application.

There are several competitive Fellowship schemes to support talented researchers (some restricted to people who do not currently have a permanent UK position) for periods of 1-5 years. These are offered by the EPSRC, the Royal Society and by the EU/ERC. All provide a full salary plus support for travel, computing, etc; some, as described below, offer funding for a research team. The person who wishes to hold the Fellowship applies via a nominated host institution (which need not be their current home institution, and some schemes actively encourage or even demand mobility). Warwick has hosted many holders of such Fellowships. We welcome enquiries from anyone considering applying for such Fellowships nominating Warwick as the host institution. Please either contact a relevant member of the academic staff or email the Head of Department giving brief details of the planned application. We need to know well in advance for administrative reasons, but we can also offer help in deciding which scheme is right for you and navigating through the financial and eligibility regulations etc. There are other competitions for more senior fellowships suitable for researchers who already have a permanent position; please contact us if you would like to apply to hold one of these Fellowships in Warwick.

Open (and expected) calls (in a somewhat random order). For some calls the 2015 deadline has passed, but future calls can be expected in 2016.

Royal Society URFs (University Research Fellowships) (5 years funding) for researchers early / mid-stage career (3-8 years post-doc experience) who do not have a permanent position in the EEA (European Economic Area = EU+). Must be EEA citizens, or have an EEA connection (PhD or post-doc position held in the EEA). Deadline: 3rd September 2015

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships. No limit on post doc experience but mobility in terms of crossing a national boundary is essential. 2 year Fellowships. Contact a member of staff to sponsor and work with you on your application. Deadline for completed submissions: 10th September 2015

ERC Advanced Grants: EU European Research Council (ERC). Up to 5 years of funding for researchers of any age and nationality and residing anywhere in the world at the time of application. Must have 10 year record of achievement at a senior level. Can include funding for a team of researchers (PhD students / postdocs). Deadline: 1st September 2016.

EPSRC fellowships: Postdoctoral (for 3 years); Early Career (for 5 years) and Established Career (for 5 years). Research areas for applications need to fall into one of EPSRC's designated "priority areas" (see the section called "Areas in which fellowships are available" in the above link). There are no strict deadlines for applications (but applications are only considered twice a year) . Anyone wishing to apply to hold a Fellowship at Warwick (and who believes they might be eligible) should contact us. Currently effective deadlines are July (to reach the December panel) and December (to reach the June panel).

ERC Consolidator Grants: Up to 5 years of funding for researchers of any age and nationality with 8-12 years of postdoctoral research experience. Includes funding for a team of researchers (PhD students / postdocs). Extra funding for applicants moving from a non-EU country. Deadline: 2nd February 2016

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships: 3 years funding for those with a UK degree (PhD at least submitted), and/or a temporary academic position in the UK, and no permanent post in the UK. Deadline: 10th March 2016

Newton International Fellowships (Royal Society link)(2 years funding plus follow-up money for 10 years) for junior researchers (PhD or 1-2 postdoc positions). Only for people who are not UK citizens and who are not working in the UK already. Early contact between applicants and Warwick before application is essential. Check the Royal Society link for applicantions in particular areas from particular countries. Deadline: 9th March 2016

ERC Starting Grants. Up to 5 years of funding for researchers of any age and nationality with 2-7 years of postdoctoral research experience. Includes funding for a team of researchers (PhD students / postdocs). Extra funding for applicants moving from a non-EU country. Deadline: February 2015

Royal Society for the Exhibition of 1851, Research Fellowships (for 3 years). Must be within 3 years of completing a PhD. Deadline: 18th February 2016


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