Jobs and Studentships
Lectureship in Applied Mathematics or Numerical Analysis
The successful candidate will have an excellent research record in an area of Applied Mathematics or Numerical Analysis other than theoretical particle physics or general relativity. Preference may be given to candidates with research interests which fit in with existing ones in the department: applied analysis, continuum mechanics including magnetohydrodynamics, computational mathematics, partial differential equations, mathematical biology, dynamical systems. He or she will be expected to undertake and publish original research of the highest level, to contribute to the research activities of the Applied Mathematics research unit and of the department as a whole, and to undertake teaching and administrative duties as assigned by the Head of Department of Mathematical Sciences.
Applications from holders of personal fellowships would be welcome. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.
Professor Brian Straughan
Telephone: 0191 3343102
Professor Anne Taormina
Telephone: 0191 3343059
PDRA position in CPT
The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University invites applications for a postdoctoral position, to begin in April 2014 for a 12 month period. The researcher will be a member of the Mathematical and Theoretical Particle Physics group and the Centre for Particle Theory. The position is funded by an EPSRC grant entitled 'Geometry, holography and Skyrmions'. Candidates with research interests in topological solitons, or related areas of mathematical physics, are encouraged to apply. The researcher is required to have excellent scientific expertise in an appropriate area of mathematical physics. They will work independently on projects within the general area of research supported by the grant, as well as on specific projects in collaboration with Professor Sutcliffe. They will also have the opportunity of interacting with other members of the Department, the Centre for Particle Theory, and the Biophysical Sciences Institute.
Closing date: 10 March 2014.
Contact for informal enquiries:
Professor Paul Sutcliffe
Professor Anne Taormina
Applicants are formally required to apply through the university's on-line application system (reference 3348).
Personal Fellowships in the CPT
We are keen to support a limited number of strong candidates in applying for EPSRC Fellowships, Fellowships supported by STFC and Royal Society University Research Fellowships. If your profile and interests match our activities, we would be very interested to hear from you. The best initial approach is to contact a CPT staff member in your broad area of interest, informally. We will require a cv and a research statement , to be submitted to our Research Committee via your CPT contact a month before the closing date. In this way we can ensure that it is appropriate that the proposed research be carried out within CPT, and we can offer advice that may increase the application's chance of success. Please note that in some cases the CPT may only put forward a limited number of candidates, and in such cases it will be necessary for us to preselect the best applicants.
Applications for EPSRC/STFC Fellowships will be submitted via the JeS System, and it will be necessary to register for a JeS account. The on-line forms require input from the applicant and from Durham University, so completion well in advance of the deadlines set by the Research Councils is strongly recommended.
Applications for Royal Society University Research Fellowships will be submitted via the e-GAP system, and it will be necessary to register for an e-GAP account. The on-line forms require input from the applicant and from Durham University, so completion well in advance of the deadline set by the Royal Society is strongly recommended.
Detailed information about the various types of fellowship, the application procedure and closing dates can be found at the following sites: