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We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Industrial Mathematics to work with Professors Chris Breward and Colin Please. This is a full time position, fixed-term for 12 months, and the post-holder will be based here at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.

The position presents an exciting opportunity to combine industrially-driven research endeavours with independent research. The post holder will be expected to spend at least 50% of their time working on short-term industrial challenges, posed and funded by the company partners of the Mathematical Institute, and will write technical and non-technical reports describing mathematical progress. For the rest of their working time, the successful candidate will carry out their own research programme at the interface between mathematics and industry, involving at least one of Mathematical Modelling, Scientific Computing, or Data Analytics. They will be expected to undertake original research of the highest academic standard in all aspects of their work, represent the Mathematical Institute in early contact stage with industry, write up their results for publication and manage their own academic and administrative activities.

Applicants will be expected to have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline, alongside a realisable research plan involving some aspect of industrial mathematics which demonstrates a genuine desire to engage with industry. They will have the independence and ability to undertake high-quality research, previous experience of contributing to publications/presentations, and excellent interpersonal skills, including written and verbal communication skills.

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Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Coordinator using the email address below, quoting vacancy reference 148870.

Please note that applicants will be selected for interview purely based on their ability to satisfy the selection criteria outlined in the attached job description. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria and describing how you envisage balancing the demands of the role, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a document containing a statement of research interests and a research plan, 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 on Monday 25 January 2021 can be considered. Interviews are anticipated to take place week commencing Monday 8 February 2021.

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