Research Associate in Number Theory

The University of Manchester

Closing Date : 25/02/2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Duration : 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2020
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Science & Engineering 
School/Directorate : School of Mathematics
Division : Mathematics General Admin 
Hours Per week : 1 FTE
Salary : £31,604 to £38,833 per annum
Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Job Reference : S&E-11321

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate in Number Theory. You will work full time alongside Dr Daniel Loughran on the EPSRC funded project “Quantitative Arithmetic Geometry”, with topics revolving around the existence and distribution of rational points on algebraic varieties over number fields.

The post is available for 2 years from 1st April 2018 (or by negotiation). It comes with substantial travel funds and no teaching duties.

You should have an interest in rational points on varieties and specialist knowledge in a relevant area such as arithmetic geometry, algebraic geometry, analytic number theory or additive combinatorics. You should have, or be about to obtain, a relevant PhD (or equivalent), have excellent communication and writing skills, and have a track record of (or demonstrated potential for) world-class independent research.

You should include a CV and a 1 page research statement as part of your application. You should also arrange for 2 academic letters of recommendation be sent to by the deadline

The School of Mathematics of the University of Manchester has recently reformed its number theory group and currently consists of 4 lecturers, 1 emeritus professor, 3 Turing fellows and 1 postdoctoral research assistant. There is a weekly number theory seminar and the group is active in analytic number theory, arithmetic geometry and algebraic number theory.

The School is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The School holds a Bronze Award for their commitment to the representation of women in the workplace and we particularly welcome applications from women for this post. Appointment will always be made on merit. For further information, please visit:

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Daniel Loughran


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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