Academic postions

There are currently no vacancies available.

Postdoctoral postions

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate on the EPSRC Programme Grant "Enhancing Representation Theory, Noncommutative Algebra and Geometry through Moduli, Stability and Deformations". This post is available from 1st September 2019, or a mutually agreed date, for a 36 months fixed term contract. A further post will very shortly be advertised at the University of Edinburgh. Candidates are encouraged to apply for both, and indeed they must do so if they wish to be considered for both positions.

This project combines the expertise of Arend Bayer, Tom Bridgeland, Iain Gordon, Agata Smoktunowicz and Michael Wemyss across algebraic geometry, noncommutative algebra and representation theory, to develop common methodology and to answer a variety of questions in each topic. More details of the project are available from the website as well as

In becoming part of the team of over 50 people researching across the full breadth of algebra and geometry at the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Sheffield, the post-holder will also be encouraged to pursue their own, and newly arising, research questions. In addition, the position comes with the opportunity for extended visits to our international partners.

The School of Mathematics and Statistics has a very active and diverse range of research activity, which encompasses a range of applied and pure mathematics and modern statistics. More information about our thriving and growing group in Glasgow, where the candidate will be based, can be found at the Core Structures website.

All applications must be submitted online at (Vacancy Ref: E20367) . Please enclose with your application your combined CV and research statement as a single pdf. The closing date for receipt of applications is 3rd January 2019.

Informal enquiries are encouraged; please contact Michael Wemyss by email:

Funded Ph.D opportunities

We are looking for excellent applications for the following PhD Studentships (Iapetus DTP)

Iapetus PhD studentships

* Glasgow: (Teed, Simitev)

The force balance in Earth's core and its implication for the geodynamo

* Newcastle: (Guervilly, Simitev, Teed)

Formation and Dynamics of a Stably Stratified Layer below the Core-Mantle Boundary

The Generation of the Earthʼs Magnetic Field: The Strong-Field Regime

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The Maclaurin Scholarship for Postgraduate Research and Teaching

Estimated salary & stipend: £20,000 per annum and Full UK/EU Fee Waiver (Teaching, Grade 6)

This post has been created to provide an opportunity for a talented student to undertake study for a PhD in the mathematical sciences while simultaneously gaining teaching experience by contributing to the School’s extensive teaching programme.  In order to allow research and teaching to be undertaken simultaneously, the post is funded for 5 years.  The salary/stipend is above the standard level of a research studentship to reflect the additional responsibilities involved.  The teaching component of the post will be supported by training and mentoring and it is intended that the job prospects of the post-holder will be enhanced by the extended skills and experience gained.  A PhD project can be pursued in any area of the School’s research interests.

The School has exceptional research breadth and depth across the mathematical sciences and was ranked 8th in the UK for research intensity in REF 2014.  The School employs over 50 researchers and hosts a very lively community of over 60 PhD students.  PhD research projects cover a very wide spread of topics in mathematics and statistics, including interdisciplinary work with a variety of partners inside and outside the University.

Please see our postgraduate studies page for further information on other available opportunities.