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Research Associate in Number Theory

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University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
31,076 - 38,183 a year
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Role Description

Applications are invited for up to 2 EPSRC funded postdoctoral positions to work jointly with Professors Sanju Velani and Victor Beresnevich.  

The posts are for up to 18 months, and ideally will be taken by May 2017.  The precise start date is subject to negotiation, although a later start date may mean a shorter contract as funding is time-constrained.

The research programme aims to make significant contribution to fundamental problems in the theory of Diophantine approximation; in particular, Littlewood’s conjecture on multiplicative Diophantine approximation, the Duffin-Schaeffer conjecture on non-monotonic Diophantine approximation and the generalised Baker-Schmidt problem on Diophantine approximation on manifolds.

You should hold an equivalent of a PhD in Mathematics by the start date of your appointment. Applicants with a background in metric or analytic number theory, ergodic theory, dynamical systems and related areas are especially encouraged. You will also have the ability to develop research objectives, projects and proposals for own and joint research, with the assistance of a mentor if required.

You will have experience of writing up research work for publication and have the ability to work as part of a team and also to work independently using your own initiative. You will also have the competency to make presentations at conferences or exhibit work in other appropriate events.

Informal enquiries should be made to HR Recruitment (email: or Sanju Velani ( or Victor Beresnevich (

Salary will be within the range: £31,076 - £38,183 a year and the post is available full time on a fixed term contract.

Closing date: 2 May 2017

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