Postdoctoral Research Assistant in history and impact of mathematics and
theory of computing
Vacancy Reference: 
Salary Range: 
£32,236 - £39,609
Appointment Term: 
2 years fixed-term
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 12:00


We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to
work with Dr Christopher Hollings and Professor Ursula Martin of the
Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, on an exciting new project to
understand and model the long-term development and impact of mathematics or
computing research.  This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 2 years
and is funded by EPSRC.

The post holder will identify, in collaboration with Dr Hollings and
Professor Martin, one or more areas of mathematics or computing research,
supported by appropriate archives, and carry out substantial investigations
into both the long-term development of significant technical ideas, and
their broader circulation and impact within and beyond academia. The
post-holder will also have the opportunity to work with the Bodleian
Library and major museums on novel ways to present their research findings
to the public, and be part of broader thinking in Oxford around “The
History of the Future”.

The successful candidate will be expected to have, or be close to
completing, a PhD in mathematics, computer science, social science or
history of science.  You will have expertise in documenting, analysing, and
presenting technical archive sources in a subfield of mathematics or
computer science and possess sufficient specialist knowledge relevant to
the project to work within established research programmes.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email:,
quoting vacancy reference 142099.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their
application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you
meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of
publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of
two referees as part of your online application.  (NOTE: Applicants are
responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their
letters are received by the closing date).

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  To apply for this
post and for further details, including the job description and selection
criteria, please click on the link below:

Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Wednesday 11th
September 2019 can be considered.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.
Job Description: 
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