Warwick Mathematics Institute Vacancies
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Research Fellow: Applications are invited for postdoctoral research fellowships in an ERC Advanced Grant project "Stochasticity in Spatially Extended Deterministic Systems and via Homogenization of Deterministic Fast-Slow Systems" to work with Professor Ian Melbourne. The post is available from 1st April 2015 for up to 31 May 2018. The project involves a mathematically-rigorous study of the probabilistic and stochastic properties of deterministic dynamical systems. Specific projects can be tailored to your interests and background. Possible topics include: (a) Convergence of fast-slow deterministic systems (via homogenization) to a stochastic differential equation. The limiting SDE can be driven by a Brownian motion or a stable Levy process, and one of the challenges is to determine the correct interpretation of the relevant stochastic integrals. (b) Diffusion and anomalous diffusion in spatially extended (especially Euclidean-symmetric) deterministic dynamical systems. This can be viewed as a problem in ergodic theory; namely to understand the statistical properties of a certain class of observables of a compact group extension. You will have a PhD or equivalent in Mathematics, with a strong background in one or more of the areas of ergodic theory, stochastic analysis and probability theory.
Ref No: 75287-104. Closing Date: Monday 5th January 2015.
- Two Research Fellow posts: Applications are invited for 2 postdoctoral research fellow positions to work within the Warwick Stochastic Analysis group, directed by Professor Martin Hairer. You will undertake innovative research in the Warwick Stochastic Analysis group and contribute to the research climate within the department and to further its international standing by conducting high-quality relevant research.You will have possession of a PhD or equivalent in Mathematics, Statistics or a closely allied discipline and excellence in published work in relevant fields. You will have the ability to develop and deliver high-quality research and to publish in peer-reviewed journals and experience of, and strong research potential in some of the following areas: stochastic analysis, stochastic PDEs, harmonic analysis, probability theory, quantum field theory.Please include a CV and list of publications in your application. Please note that the start date for the posts is 1 September 2015 (negotiable).
Ref No: 75376-114. Closing Date: Monday 5th January 2015.
Research Fellow: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to work with Dr Sarah Zerbes at UCL and Dr David Loeffler at the University of Warwick in the area of algebraic number theory, funded by a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize jointly awarded to the two investigators. The responsibilities of the post will include: conducting research in the area of algebraic number theory, regularly submitting publications to refereed journals and participating in national and international conferences.
The post is available from 1 September 2015 and is funded for 2 years in the first instance. The successful candidate will be employed by UCL for 2 years, and will be based at UCL for year 1 and seconded to the University of Warwick for year 2.
Ref No: 1447929 [UCL post number] Closing Date: Sunday 18th January 2015.
Research Fellow: Fixed term contract for 3 years. Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research fellowship funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant project "3D Euler, Vortex Dynamics and PDE" to work with Dr Jose Rodrigo. The post is available from 1st July 2015. You will have a PhD or equivalent in Mathematics, with a strong background in Partial Differential Equations and Fluid Mechanics. The project focuses on the rigorous study of a collection of problems arising from vortex dynamics for 3D Euler. The scope of the project is quite wide, and aspects covered (as a sample) include:
- the study of isolated vortex lines (asymptotics, LIA approximation, rigorous derivation, Hasimoto transformation),
- the evolution and geometry of thin vortex tubes (with a potential numerical component)
- the study of almost-sharp fronts for the surface quasi-geostrophic equation (analogue of thin vortex tubes for 3D Euler), or
- connections with the Prandtl equation (from the a priori unrelated area boundary layer theory), in particular with the nonlinear structure of Prandtl that is responsible for the ill-posedness of the equation. The specific projects can be tailored to your interests and background.
Ref No: 75379-124 Closing Date: Monday 19th January 2015.
Research Fellow: Applications are invited for a 2.5 year postdoctoral research fellow position to work with Dr. Marco Schlichting at the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick. You will be working on an EPSRC funded project involving one of the following areas: Algebraic K-theory, A1-homotopy theory, higher Grothendieck-Witt groups, Witt-/L-theory and have experience of, and strong research potential in one of these areas. You will have possession of a PhD in Mathematics and have the ability to develop and deliver high-quality research and to publish in peer-reviewed journals. The post will start around September 2015 (negotiable). Ref No: 75334-114 Closing Date: Friday 23rd January 2015.
- Posts supported by funded Fellowships (see below and contact Dept well in advance).
NB: Assistant Professor = Lecturer; Associate Professor = Senior Lecturer/Reader.
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.
Please be sure to contact us in plenty of time before application deadlines. Thank you.
There are several competitive Fellowship schemes to support talented researchers who do not currently have a permanent UK position, for periods of 1-5 years. These are offered by 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 several of the schemes actively encourage or even demand mobility). Warwick has hosted several holders of such Fellowships in the past. 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.
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: 11th September 2014.
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: 21st October 2014.
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, page 8 of 59?). 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.
The 2014 closing dates for the fellowships below have passed, but it is likely that there will be further rounds in future years.
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:
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:
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. Deadline:
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: 11th September 2014.
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:
Royal Society for the Exhibition of 1851, Research Fellowships (for 3 years). Must be within 3 years of completing a PhD. Deadline: