Senior Research Associate; “Abstract rigidity for natural stability problems” – 0500-23

Lancaster University

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£37,386 to £43,155

Closing Date:  

Monday 10 July 2023

Interview Date:  

Tuesday 01 August 2023



 We are seeking applications for a 3-year Senior Research Associate to work within the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Lancaster University, as a part of the EPSRC grant “Abstract rigidity for natural stability problems”.

 This grant focuses on the interface between graph rigidity and application areas in algebraic statistics, real algebraic geometry and mathematical biology. The Principal Investigator on the grant is Anthony Nixon (Lancaster) and the postdoc position will be based in Lancaster.

 Your role would be to work, both independently and collaboratively with the PI and collaborators, on research problems in these areas, publishing your results and disseminating the results at workshops, seminars and conferences.

 You should have completed, or be close to completing a PhD in geometric rigidity theory, graph theory, matroid theory, applied algebraic geometry, algebraic statistics, or a closely related discipline. You should have a good record of research, preferably available on the arXiv, and be able to demonstrate that you have a clear research agenda of your own which ties in with that of the grant.

 The position is available from September 1st 2023 or as soon thereafter as is convenient, and will run for 36 months. Interviews will be carried out shortly after the closing date.

 We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups.

Interested candidates are encouraged to informally contact Dr Anthony Nixon ([email protected]) if they have any queries about the position.

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