To engage in individual and/or collaborative research activity resulting in internationally excellent publications that is in keeping with REF criteria. To contribute to applications for external research funding appropriate in scale to career stage and subject area norms. To enhance the scholarly reputation of the Department and the University by contact with the wider academic community and supporting knowledge exchange activity. To undertake leadership duties related to education appropriate to career stage and as allocated by the HoD. To contribute expertise and knowledge to departmental and/or institutional initiatives as directed by their Head of Department
The successful candidate will either hold, or soon expect to hold, a PhD in algebra or a related area, and hold an undergraduate degree in Mathematics or a closely related area. They will have a track record of research in group theory or a related area and ideally will have some experience of using computer algebra software and experience of presenting research findings at conferences and seminars
Job details Job title Senior Research Officer, Department of Mathematical Sciences Job reference REQ01279 Application closing date 29/04/2018 Location Colchester Salary £32,548 - £34,521 per annum Employment type Fixed-Term, Full-Time Job category/type Research Job description The Department of Mathematical Sciences The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Essex was one of the first to be established when the University was founded in 1964. The Department has expertise in Pure Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Operational Research. It will move into the University's new STEM centre in August 2018. Duties of the Role Cyclically presented groups are groups that are defined by presentations with a cyclic symmetry. By exploiting this symmetry, a tractable means of studying these groups can be obtained. Current research is revealing that groups with a range of surprising and unexpected properties, important to modern research in combinatorial, computational, topological, and geometric group theory, can be found amongst this class of groups. The post is part of a 3-year project "Searching for gems in the landscape of cyclically presented groups" funded by a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant. The Senior Research Officer will work collaboratively with the Principal Investigator, Dr Gerald Williams, to carry out research in this area of group theory, writing academic papers and presenting results at conferences and seminars. They will be expected to participate in national and international conferences and the project provides funding to support this. Skills and qualifications required The successful candidate will either hold, or soon expect to hold, a PhD in algebra or a related area, and hold an undergraduate degree in Mathematics or a closely related area. They will be able to carry out research in pure mathematics. They will have a track record of research in group theory or a related area and ideally will have some experience of using computer algebra software and experience of presenting research findings at conferences and seminars. They should have a capacity and willingness to expand expertise into new research areas, be able to work independently to identify new research techniques and methods, and should possess the communication and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively. At the University of Essex internationalism is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally-oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries and a university where you can find the world in one place. Please see the further detail link below for a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please telephone the Resourcing Team (01206 874588 / 873461 / 873521). *Further detail: Senior Research Officer jobpack *More information: Working at the University
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