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King's College London
Mathematics Department
WC2R 2LS London
United Kingdom

Applications are invited for two Research Associate posts in Disordered Systems in the Department of Mathematics at King’s College London.

The Disordered Systems group conducts research on the development of new methods to tackle both fundamental issues, and a broad range of applications to complex systems of many interacting units, where intrinsic disorder or underlying chaos play a fundamental role. In particular, Random Matrix Theory has become an increasingly important area of research at the intersection between Theoretical Physics and Probability, and beyond.  Areas of active research within the group include, for example, studies in mathematical systems biology and medicine  (protein, metabolic and immune networks & network ensembles), as well as links with statistics, optimization, informatics and machine learning.  The group also has a strong profile in glasses and non-equilibrium systems, as well as in various applications of random matrices to such areas as sparse networks, Anderson localization, quantum chaotic scattering, statistical mechanics of random landscapes and extreme value theory.  Recent work has led to the development of new models to describe natural and social phenomena,  like stability of large ecosystems or modelling and visualisation of dynamically interacting legal systems.

The successful candidates should have demonstrated the capacity to conduct high quality research in disordered systems and have expertise related to the area of Random Matrix Theory or related subjects. Candidates having experience in the fields of Anderson Localization or Spin Glasses will also be considered.  The project, funded by EPSRC and entitled: “Random Hessians and Jacobians: theory and applications” is expected to focus on studies centered around spectra and eigenvectors of random matrices and operators, mostly arising via Hessians of random landscapes, or Jacobians of various origin. In particular, investigating various aspects of non-Hermitian random matrices will be an important subject of studies. Having a working knowledge of any relevant techniques and methods will be an advantage.

Further information about the department and the research group can be found at:

These posts are available as of 1 July 2021.

These posts will be offered on fixed-term contracts for 3 years

These are full-time posts - 100% full time equivalent

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Prof. Yan Fyodorov