Hooke Research Fellow

University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute | Oxford, United Kingdom


We are seeking talented postdoctoral researchers to take up exciting Fellowship opportunities at the Mathematical Institute; The prestigious Hooke Research Fellowships provide an ideal opportunity for candidates to pursue an independent research programme in applied mathematics, and to join a large existing cohort of leading researchers on Fellowship programmes at the Mathematical Institute https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/people/research-fellowship-programmes/hooke-and-titchmarsh-fellowships The prestigious Glasstone Research Fellowship in Science is supported by the Glasstone Bequest, which was set up to encourage scientists at an early stage of their career to follow their research interests at Oxford https://www.mpls.ox.ac.uk/research-funding/internal-research-funding/glasstone-research-fellowships-in-science The Department is also advertising a similar fellowship scheme for Titchmarsh Research Fellows in pure mathematics, and applications for that fellowship will also automatically be considered for the Glasstone Fellowship. One Glasstone Fellowship is available and up to four appointments will be made across the Hooke and Titchmarsh Fellowships in this recruitment. The Fellowships are full-time, and fixed-term for up to 36 months; applications for job shares or for part-time working to accommodate family circumstances will be considered. Candidates should make one application which will automatically be considered for both the Hooke and Glasstone Fellowships. You will have research interests compatible with those of our current faculty in the mathematical biology, mathematical and computational finance, numerical analysis or data science research groups, or the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (OCIAM); you must clearly state at the start of your supporting letter which one of these research groups you feel is closest to your work. The successful applicants will be talented researchers, who have already produced excellent research during their PhD and in any postdoctoral positions. Securing a Fellowship will offer you the freedom to conduct your own research programme. To aid the development of their academic profile, Fellows will be required to contribute three or six hours of teaching per week for the 24 weeks of each academic year to support the department, averaged over the period of the Fellowship to allow for extended visits elsewhere. (The exact nature of this teaching will be in accordance with departmental need as determined by the Head of Department, noting that the department may require you to teach in a college to provide cover for a member of faculty). Candidates will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline. They must show evidence of independence and the ability to undertake research of the highest academic standard, hold an outstanding record of papers published in major international journals (commensurate with career stage), and have a realisable and relevant research plan which would enhance the research profile of the Mathematical Institute. Additional information about the posts, and a full list of selection criteria, are available in the job descriptions. We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress towards advancing racial and gender equality. As part of our strategic aim to improve staff equality and diversity, we would particularly welcome applications from women and from BME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department. Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 168995. Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications with top three papers starred, a statement of research interests including a plan for research during the Fellowship, and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date.) Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Wednesday 22 November 2023 can be considered. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Last updated: 30 October 2023

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