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Postdoctoral Research Assistant (2 Posts)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF34186

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 10/01/2021

Job live date: 11/12/2020

Salary: £30,942 to £35,845 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Mathematics & Statistics

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Fixed-term up to 3 years

Two 3-year postdoctoral positions at the University of Reading are available as part of Rachel Newton’s UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship ‘Diophantine equations and local-global principles: into the wild’. The starting dates for the two posts are 1st April 2021 and 1st October 2021, respectively.

The project spans several topics including Brauer groups, Brauer-Manin obstructions, and the frequency of failure of local-global principles in families of varieties and number fields. It also includes applications of p-adic geometry to the study of Brauer-Manin obstructions and rational points on varieties. The postdoctoral research assistants will contribute to appropriate strands of the project according to their background and interests. Those interests may be in arithmetic geometry, analytic number theory and/or arithmetic statistics.

The other permanent members of the number theory group at the University of Reading are Chris Daw (unlikely intersections) and Titus Hilberdink (analytic number theory). The group also benefits from being part of two research networks with regular meetings: ERLASS (Egham-Reading-London Arithmetic Statistics Seminar, with Royal Holloway, Queen Mary and UCL) and WORKing (Warwick-Oxford-Reading-King’s College London Diophantine Geometry Seminar). Reading is extremely well connected to several centres of excellence in number theory, being 20 minutes from Oxford, 25 minutes from London, and 1 hour from Bristol by train. For international travel for conferences and collaboration, Heathrow airport is 40 minutes away by coach.

To apply please use the ‘Apply for job’ button at the end of this page.

  • Please ensure to include the following in your online application: a CV including a list of publications and preprints, and a research statement.
  • Separately to your online application: please send 2 letters of reference to no later than the advert closing date: 10/01/2021 

Interviews will be held on 21 January 2021

Informal contact details

Contact role:

 Principal Investigator

Contact name:

Rachel Newton

Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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