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Research Associate

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Job Details

  • Full Time
  • £32,548 - £38,833 per annum
  • Cardiff University
  • Closes 15th June 2018
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Vacancy Number: 7298BR

Please note previous applicants need not apply.

Research Associate
Cardiff School of Mathematics


The School of Mathematics invites applications for a 2 year postdoctoral position (Research Associate) in Analysis. This is an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) - funded position attached to the EPSRC Early Career Fellowship of Dr Jonathan Ben-Artzi, entitled “Quantitative Estimates in Spectral Theory and Their Complexity”.

Project Description

The goal of this project is to understand how we perform computations in infinite dimensions and to develop tools to classify the complexity of such computations. A generic question is, how does one compute the spectrum of an operator in Hilbert space starting from finite dimensional approximations? This turns out to be extremely delicate, depending on the precise class of operators, the tools allowed when computing, and how one measures the distance of the approximations.

Benefits and Responsibilities

You will have at your disposal extensive funds to travel and to invite colleagues and collaborators to Cardiff. You will benefit from the proximity to many nearby mathematical hubs, including London which is only two hours away. Moreover, you will be part of an ongoing collaborative effort on this problem involving Cardiff and Cambridge which has attracted significant worldwide interest.

The School of Mathematics

The School of Mathematics has one of the largest and most active groups in analysis in the UK. The group runs an active weekly seminar and regularly hosts visitors from around the world.

The Candidate

Candidates with research interests in spectral analysis (pure and applied), numerical analysis, operator theory, approximation theory, and related areas of mathematics are encouraged to apply.

We particularly welcome applications from females as they are under-represented with Cardiff University in this field.
The School of Mathematics has an Athena SWAN Bronze Award that recognises good employment practice and a commitment to develop the careers of women working in science. The University is committed to ensuring that we sustain a positive working environment for all staff to flourish and achieve. As part of this commitment, the University has developed a flexible and responsive framework of procedures to support staff in managing their work and personal commitments wherever possible.

Application Process

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed via video conferencing during the week commencing Monday TBC.
If you have any questions, you can contact Dr Jonathan Ben-Artzi at Ben-ArtziJ@cardiff.ac.uk or Ms Beatrice Allen at AllenBE@cardiff.ac.uk

Application: Please include a cover letter, CV (including any publication, preprint or work in progress), and a short research statement.

This post is full-time and is fixed term for 24 months.

Salary: £32,548 - £38,833 per annum (Grade 6)

Date advert posted: Friday, 4 May 2018

Closing date: Friday, 15 June 2018

We strongly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority group, as they are under-represented in our School.

Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.

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