Postdoctoral Research Assistant position at Queen Mary, London, United Kingdom

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Deadline:  2018-12-21

Location:  London, United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

About us

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry. The School of Mathematical Science has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into six research groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis, Probability and Applications, Statistics and Data Analysis. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes.

About the role

We are looking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work in the area of numerical holography within the General Relativity group, which is part of the Geometry and Analysis Research Group. A strong background in numerical general relativity and high performance computing is desirable but not essential. The research activity of the successful candidate will focus on the study of collisions of holes and black hole instabilities in general in anti-de Sitter spaces, with an emphasis on applications to holography in a broad sense. The group has strong links with the String Theory group at Queen Mary University of London and other research institutions in the area such as Imperial College London, King’s College London and the University of Cambridge.

Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to conduct high quality research and code development with the supervision of senior members of the group as well as being able to work autonomously. The successful candidate must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts.

The School and Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science

The School holds a departmental Bronze Athena SWAN Award and is a registered supporter of the LMS Good Practice scheme. As part of the School’s commitment to the Athena SWAN and the LMS Good Practice principles we strongly encourage applications from women. Please visit our website for further information on the School and our family friendly policies and parental leave.

Pay & Benefits

The post is a full time, fixed term appointment for 1 year, with an expected start date of 1 January 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. The salary will be GBP33,615 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension and excellent travel and computing resources.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Pau Figueras at p.figueras[AT]

Details about the school can be found at
To apply, visit and search for reference QMUL16944.

The closing date for applications is 21 December 2018. Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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