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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Jobs and Studentships


Lectureship in Mathematical/Theoretical Physics

Job Description

The successful candidate will have an excellent research record in elementary particle theory, quantum field theory, string theory, cosmology, or a related area of mathematical and theoretical physics. They will be expected to undertake and publish original research of the highest level, to contribute to the research culture and community of the Centre for Particle Theory and of the department as a whole, to provide excellent teaching of undergraduates and supervision of research students and to undertake administrative duties as assigned by the Head of Department of Mathematical Sciences.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences encourages applications from holders of personal fellowships and from researchers who are interested in taking the position part-time. We welcome part time and flexible working applications.
Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University. The Department supports the LMS Good Practice scheme.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences

The Department of Mathematical Sciences has a vibrant research culture with many visitors, seminars, international conferences and workshops. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programmes have very high quality student intakes. We aim to provide a supportive and friendly environment with a strong sense of community. Currently there are 56 permanent members of academic staff, conducting internationally excellent research in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics (including Mathematical and Theoretical Physics) and Statistics and Probability. The Centre for Particle Theory bridges the Mathematics and Physics Departments and runs a graduate programme in Particles, Strings and Cosmology.
Closing date: 19 April 2015
Contact for informal enquiries: 
Professor Paul Mansfield
Telephone: 0191 334104
Contact details:
Professor Anne Taormina
Telephone: 0191 3343059

Applicants should submit an application through the university's on-line application system, quoting reference 4406.

They should also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to the department (preferably by email to


New Research Associate position

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University requires a Research Associate, to begin in October 2015 for a 24 month period. The position is funded under the EPSRC Doctoral Prize scheme (see, and eligibility requirements apply. Preference will be given to candidates whose research complements existing research themes of the Department.

More details here

Deadline for application: 26 April 2015

Personal Fellowships in the CPT

Research Fellowships

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:

EPSRC Fellowships
Fellowships supported by STFC
Royal Society University Research Fellowships
Marie Curie Fellowships.

Research Studentships