Non-tenure-track/postdoctoral Oxford, United Kingdom Apply
University of Oxford
Mathematical Institute
Andrew Wiles Building, Radcliffe Obervatory Quarter
Woodstock Road
OX2 6GG Oxford
United Kingdom

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with Professor Jose A. Carrillo on an exciting new project in the numerical analysis of nonlinear PDEs. This is a two-year, fixed-term position, and the post-holder will be based here at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. The position is funded by a research grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

The successful candidate will be incorporated into one of the main strands of the proposal concerning the scientific computing and numerical analysis of stationary states and solutions to nonlinear PDEs with fractional derivatives. This includes the numerical methods for gradient flows of interaction energies; dissipative quasi-geostrophic equations; Landau equations for plasmas; and Keller-Segel models with fractional derivatives. 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.

You will have, or be close to completing, a PhD in mathematics or a related discipline, and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline of theoretical and numerical analysis, mathematical modelling, and numerical simulations of PDE to work within established research programmes in the subtopic of nonlocal fractional PDEs and their applications. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in at least two of the following techniques or topics: numerical analysis for nonlinear nonlocal fractional PDEs; scientific computation of solutions to nonlinear nonlocal fractional PDEs; spectral methods for stationary or evolution problems; and structure preserving numerical methods for nonlocal problems. Experience with at least one application of nonlocal fractional equations is also desirable.

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 BAME 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 153929.

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).

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Only applications received before 12.00 noon UK time on Tuesday 23rd November 2021 can be considered.

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