Postdoctoral Research Assistant in history and impact of mathematics and theory of computing

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in history and impact of mathematics and theory of computing

Thursday 14 June 2018

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work with Dr Christopher Hollings and Professor Ursula Martin at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford.  This is a 30 month fixed-term position, funded by EPSRC. 

The successful candidate will be based in the History of Mathematics group in Oxford, and will focus on one or more areas of twentieth century mathematics or foundations of computing research, 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. This is part of a multi-disciplinary EPSRC Fellowship which investigates the broader cultural context for the creation and impact of mathematical research, through this project in Oxford, and complementary projects in Edinburgh.   There will be considerable interaction between all the team members of this project in Oxford and Edinburgh, and with external partners and major museums and archives, and the successful candidate will be central to driving these.

Closing date for applications Monday, July 16, 2018 - 12:00 noon BST

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