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2011 PhD Studentship in Pure Mathematics, University of Liverpool, UK

Applications are invited for a PhD student to work on higher spin structures on Riemann surfaces and their real forms. The project brings together the theory of Riemann surfaces and real algebraic geometry and has connections with modern physics. This is an exciting project in a relatively new area of real algebraic geometry, there is an opportunity for a student to start original research early within the studentship. The project is close to the areas of expertise of other members of the pure mathematics division at Liverpool, namely in singularity theory, algebraic geometry and dynamics. Thus there will be ample opportunity for the student to interact fruitfully with other graduate students, with postdoctoral researchers and with members of the department.
In addition to benefiting from individual supervision, the student will be able to take advantage of a range of masters level modules and research seminars, both within the University of Liverpool and available via the MAGIC consortium, to obtain a broad mathematical education at a high level. The project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The studentship provides maintenance of £13,590 p.a. (tax free) plus fees. EU and international students are eligible, but note that only fees corresponding to the home student rate will be paid and Non EU students must find the difference from other sources. There is also funding to pay for computing resources and travel to summer schools and conferences.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 31 May 2011

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Postdoctoral Position in Non-Commutative Algebraic Geometry, University of Oxford, UK

We invite applications for an EPSRC funded postdoctoral research position to work on the project “Stability conditions and hypermultiplet space” with Tom Bridgeland, Professor of Pure Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute. The successful candidate will take up the post before the start of the 2011/12 academic year. This is a 30 month fixed term position with the possibility of a 6 month extension depending on funding.The Postdoctoral Researcher will be expected to conduct research on the above project, both independently and in collaboration with Professor Bridgeland. Applicants should have a PhD degree awarded, or a Masters degree and PhD submitted, at the time of taking up the position, in a field of mathematics relevant to the aims of the project, display clear evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research and have a good publication record (judged by the stage of his/her career).

Applicants should read the job description document before writing their application. You will be required to upload a supporting statement setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, details of teaching experience, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

Scholarship Application Deadline:Monday 16 May, 2011

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