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Position: Research Associate
Institution: University of Glasgow
Department: School of Mathematics & Statistics
Location: Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Duties: Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research in one of the areas of algebraic geometry, noncommutative algebra or representation theory, as highlighted in the Programme Grant. To help to develop links and build common methodology between the different areas of algebraic geometry, noncommutative algebra and representation theory. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate. Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Head of School and/or PI
Requirements: Normally Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) in Mathematics or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s). Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge in one of the areas of algebraic geometry, noncommutative algebra or representation theory. A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism
   
Text: Research Associate Reference Number 021344 Location Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building College / Service COLLEGE OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING Department SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS & STATISTICS Job Family Research And Teaching Position Type Full Time Salary Range Job Purpose The University of Glasgow invites applications for a position of Research Associate in the School of Mathematics and Statistics. This post is funded by the EPSRC Programme Grant “Enhancing Representation Theory, Noncommutative Algebra and Geometry through Moduli, Stability and Deformations”. The project combines the expertise of Michael Wemyss (PI, University of Glasgow) Arend Bayer, Tom Bridgeland, Iain Gordon, and Agata Smoktunowicz and across algebraic geometry, noncommutative algebra and representation theory, to develop common methodology and to answer a variey of questions in each topic. In becoming part of the team of over 50 people researching across the full breadth of algebra and geometry at the Universities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Sheffield, the post-holder will also be encouraged to pursue his or her own, and newly arising, research questions. This is primarily a research position, but you will receive support of career development by being given the opportunity to give lecture courses, to supervise undergraduate projects, and to get involved in outreach activities. Main Duties and Responsibilities Perform the following activities in conjunction with the Principal/Co Investigator: 1. Take a leading role in the planning and conduct of assigned research in one of the areas of algebraic geometry, noncommutative algebra or representation theory, as highlighted in the Programme Grant 2. To help to develop links and build common methodology between the different areas of algebraic geometry, noncommutative algebra and representation theory 3. Document research output including analysis and interpretation of all data, maintaining records and databases, drafting technical/progress reports and papers as appropriate. 4. Establish and maintain your research profile and reputation and that of The University of Glasgow/ School/ Research Group, including establishing and sustaining a track record of independent and joint publications of international quality in high profile/quality refereed journals, enhancing the research impact in terms of economic/societal benefit, and gathering indicators of esteem. 5. Undertake any other duties of equivalent standing as assigned by the Head of School and/or PI. 6. To contribute to the enhancement of the University’s international profile in line with the University’s Strategic Plan - Inspiring People - Changing the World. http://www.gla.ac.uk/about/strategy/people/ Secondary Have the opportunity to perform the following activities in conjunction with the Principal/Co Investigator: 7. Engage in personal, professional and career development, to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory. 8. Presentation of work at international and national conferences, at internal and external seminars, colloquia and workshops to develop and enhance our research profile. 9. Engage in teaching activities (e.g demonstrating etc) and associated admin as assigned by the Head of School and in consultation with Principal Investigator. 10. potential funding sources and assist in the development of proposals to secure funding from internal and external bodies to support future research. 11. Develop and maintain collaborations with colleagues across the research group/School/College/University and wider community (eg. Academic and Industrial Partners). 12. Take the lead in the organisation, supervision, mentoring and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students and less experienced members of the project team to ensure their effective development. 13. Perform administrative tasks related to the activities of the research group and School, including Budgets/Expenditure. 14. Contribute to outreach and recruitment activities of The University of Glasgow. 15. Be responsible for safety management related to the organisation and running of Laboratory and/or Experimental techniques, equipment and processes as appropriate. These key tasks are not intended to be exhaustive but simply highlight a number of tasks which the staff member may be reasonably expected to perform. Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience Knowledge/Qualifications Essential: A1 Normally Scottish Credit and Qualification Framework level 12 (PhD) in Mathematics or alternatively possess the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience, with experience of personal development in a similar or related role(s A2 Specialist theoretical and practical knowledge in one of the areas of algebraic geometry, noncommutative algebra or representation theory A3 A comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of current issues and future directions within the wider subject area or subject specialism Skills Essential: C1 Research creativity and strong cross-discipline collaborative ability as appropriate C2 Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including public presentations and ability to communicate complex data/concepts clearly and concisely C3 Excellent interpersonal skills including team working and a collegiate approach C4 Appropriate workload/time/project/budget/people management skills C5 Self motivation, initiative and independent thought/working C6 Problem solving skills including a flexible and pragmatic approach Experience Essential: E1 Sufficient depth of relevant research experience, normally including sufficient postdoctoral experience in a related field, appropriate to an early career researcher E2 Experience of scientific writing E3 Proven ability to deliver quality outputs in a timely and efficient manner E4 A track record of presentation and publication of research results in quality journals/conferences E5 Experience of making a leading contribution in academic activities E6 Ability to demonstrate a degree of independence as illustrated by identification of project objectives from assessment of the literature, design & analysis of experiments & drafting of papers. E7 Experience in undertaking independent research Desirable: F1 An emerging national or international reputation Job Features The aspects described below will be performed in conjunction with and under the guidance of the Principal/Co Investigator. Dimensions To carry out a range of research activities and functions within academic environments of the highest national or international quality Publish and seek funding as appropriate to subject specialism within agreed timescales Informal supervision and support of less experienced members of the project team e.g. postgraduate and project students Undertake teaching or other duties in accordance with school policy Engage in personal, professional and career development to enhance both specialist and transferable skills in accordance with desired career trajectory Leadership in the design and implementation in your specific research project(s) as appropriate Planning and Organising Management of time and prioritisation of research, teaching and administrative duties Planning, organisation and implementation of research project on a weekly/monthly basis Plan research directions that are within the available budget React to varying project needs and deadlines Decision Making Undertake decision making on all aspects of research project/activities Prioritise own, and where appropriate delegate to junior team members’, workload Decide on research directions and goals within remit of original project proposal Adjust research approaches to meet project outcomes Identify best journals for publication and meetings/conferences to attend Purchase of equipment and materials Safe and effective lab management Internal/External Relationships University colleagues: to exchange information to ensure efficient working and to facilitate cross disciplinary working External bodies/collaborators: proactively maintain co-operation and links at all levels to enhance profile and reputation Dissemination: Preparation and presentation of reports/results and participation in meetings and conference calls Problem Solving Research including technical and theoretical aspects, problem solving and development of novel ideas Be aware of project and budgetary issues, equipment lead times Assistance of undergraduate/postgraduate students and junior team members with problems relating to research project Other Representation of the University/College/School through presentation at national and international events Attendance at training events to learn and implement new research technologies Prepared to travel to work in the UK/Europe and elsewhere as required by the University Standard Terms & Conditions Salary will be on the University's Research and Teaching Grade, level 7, £34,520 - £38,833 per annum. This post is full time and has funding for 3 years. New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months. The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities' Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits. All research and related activities, including grants, donations, clinical trials, contract research, consultancy and commercialisation are required to be managed through the University’s relevant processes (e.g. contractual and financial), in accordance with the University Court’s policies. Vacancy ref: 021344, Closing date: 25 June 2018. It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment. We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN , including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.
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