School of Mathematics

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory

Applications are invited for the post of Postdoctoral Research Associate in algebraic geometry and representation theory in the School of Mathematics at the University of Edinburgh. The post is available from 1st September 2018, or a mutually agreed date, for a 24 months fixed term contract.

The position is funded from an ERC starting grant “Categorified Donaldson-Thomas theory” of Ben Davison. This project explores the categorification of Donaldson-Thomas invariants, along with links to other enumerative invariants of 3-dimensional algebraic varieties, along with connected questions in cluster algebra, nonabelian Hodge theory and the geometric representation theory of Nakajima quiver varieties and Yangians. In addition, he or she will be encouraged to pursue his/her own, and newly arising, research questions.

More information about our thriving and growing group can be found at the Hodge Institute website. The starting salary will be in the range of £32,548 - £38,833 depending on experience.

All applications must be submitted online.  Please enclose with your application your CV, a research statement, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to The closing date for receipt of applications, including letters of reference, is 5pm (UK time) 27 February 2018.

Informal enquiries are encouraged; please contact Ben Davison by email: