Opportunity: Heilbronn Research Fellowships

01 Sep 2016, by chrystalcherniwchan in News

The School of Mathematics invites applications for one or more Research Fellowships in association with the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research. You will divide your time equally between your own research and the research programme of the Heilbronn Institute.

Research areas of interest include but are not restricted to Number Theory, Algebraic Geometry, Algebra, Combinatorics, Probability, Quantum Information, Computational Statistics and Data Science.  These areas are interpreted broadly: Fellows have previously been appointed with backgrounds in most areas of Pure Mathematics and Statistics, and in several areas of Mathematical/Theoretical Physics.

For more information about the Heilbronn Institute, see heilbronn.ac.uk

Due to the nature of the Heilbronn Institute’s work, you must satisfy vetting before appointment. UK resident UK nationals will normally be able to meet this condition: other potential applicants should consult the Heilbronn Manager (see below) about their eligibility before applying. You may become a member of the USS pension scheme. Research expenses of at least £2,000 per annum will also be available.

There is a salary supplement of £3.5K pa, in recognition of the distinctive nature of these Fellowships. Payment of this supplement is conditional on a finished thesis having been accepted in final form, because we expect Heilbronn Fellows to hold PhDs before working at the Heilbronn Institute.

The Fellowships will be for three years, with a preferred start date in October 2017, though another date may be possible by agreement.

The School of Mathematics is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aiming at advancing women’s careers in mathematics and we therefore particularly welcome applications from women for this post.


Enquiries about the fellowships may be addressed to Chrystal Cherniwchan, Heilbronn Manager, School of Mathematics, telephone (+44)(0)117 331 5260, email: himr-recruitment@bristol.ac.uk.

Applications should include a statement of proposed research (not more than one side of A4). Statements can be submitted along with your CVs via the on-line application procedure, or you can email them to himr-recruitment@bristol.ac.uk prior to the closing date. Candidates should ask three referees to email references to: Ms Chrystal Cherniwchan, Heilbronn Manager, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, BS8 1TW, UK. Tel. (+44) 0117 331 5260 Email: himr-recruitment@bristol.ac.uk, these should be received prior to the closing date.  It is a candidate’s own responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received by the closing date (these may be sent by email also).

You can apply and/or find the further particulars here.