Research Associates in Soft Matter Theory (three posts)

University of Cambridge

Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Research Associates in Soft Matter Theory (three posts)

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Salary: GBP 31,604 – GBP 38,833 per annum

Limit of tenure: up to 3 years

Closing date: 4 March 2018

At least three postdoctoral positions are available within the Soft Matter Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), Faculty of Mathematics, to work individually or collaboratively, with Prof Mike Cates FRS, Dr Ronojoy Adhikari and Dr Rob Jack.

Duties will include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects in one or more of the following topics: machine learning in soft matter, constitutive modelling of viscoelastic micellar systems, arrest and flow of glasses, hydrodynamics of nonequilibrium processes, and nonequilibrium statistical physics of active and driven systems. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage his/her own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to possibly assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. He/She must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. He/She may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research areas.

Applicants will have, or be about to receive, a PhD in theoretical physics or cognate area; and they should be familiar with the concepts and methods of at least one of the above research areas.

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Informal enquiries about the positions may be made to:

Applications should include a CV, list of publications, a one-page summary of research achievements and interests, and the names of at least two academic referees. Applicants should ensure that their referees are contactable at any time during the selection process, and are made aware that they will be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference to the University’s Web Recruitment System before the closing date of 4 March 2018.

The successful candidates would be expected to start between 1 June and 1 December 2018.

The University of Cambridge values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Image credit: Central Core, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, University of Cambridge by Dmitry Tonkonog / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0

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