Postdoctoral Research Associate in Combinatorics

University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute | Oxford, United Kingdom

Classification: Combinatorics

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Combinatorics to work with Professor Peter Keevash at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. The position is full time, fixed-term for two years, and supported by a grant from the European Research Council. The start date for this position is flexible, although the position is only tenable for the duration of the grant, which ends 30 June 2026. The successful candidate will join the Combinatorics group at Oxford and be responsible for conducting research as part of the ERC-funded project “Combinatorial Applications of Random Processes and Expansion”. They will write up their results for publication, present papers at conferences and contribute ideas for new research projects, whilst also managing their own academic research and administrative activities. Applicants will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline. They will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes and have excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings. 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 BME candidates, who are currently under-represented in positions of this type within the department. Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator (email:, quoting vacancy reference 169172. Applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria as outlined in full in the job description. You will be required to upload a statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the 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 Tuesday 05 December 2023 can be considered. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this vacancy and for further information, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:

Last updated: 7 November 2023

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