Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pure Mathematics

University of Oxford, Mathematical Institute | Oxford, United Kingdom

Classification: Number Theory

We are currently inviting applications for two Postdoctoral Research Associates (PDRAs) to work with Dr Thomas Bloom at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. These are two-year, fixed-term positions, funded by a research grant from the Royal Society. We anticipate the start-date for these positions to be 01 September 2024. The successful candidate will be part of our Number Theory research group. They will be expected to conduct research in additive combinatorics, interpreted in a broad sense, which could include research in related fields such as analytic number theory, combinatorics, and harmonic analysis. This research is expected to be done in part independently and in part in collaboration with other members of the group at Oxford, or other mathematicians internationally. We proudly hold a departmental Athena SWAN Silver Award and an institutional Race Equality Charter Bronze Award, which guide our progress toward 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 officer (email: or to the recruiting manager ( quoting vacancy reference 167585. 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 a 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 Wednesday 06 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: 5 November 2023

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