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Research Associate in Quantum Limits for Subellitpic Operators (fixed-term post)

Job title Research Associate in Quantum Limits for Subellitpic Operators (fixed-term post)

Department Mathematical Sciences

Salary Starting from £34,304, rising to £40,927

Grade Grade 7

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 2119

Placed on Tuesday 12 July 2022

Closing date Wednesday 31 August 2022

Interview date Thursday 15 September 2022

Reference CC9620

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Applications are invited for a Research Associate to work on the project entitled "Quantum limits for sub-elliptic operators".

About the role:

The project is led by Dr Veronique Fischer (Principal Investigator, University of Bath, UK) and Professor Clotilde Fermanian-Kammerer (Co-Investigator, Université Paris-Est Créteil, France). It is funded by the Leverhulme Trust (Research Project Grant RPG-2020-037) and seeks to study spectral properties of operators and questions related to partial differential equations in subRiemannian and subelliptic contexts. It builds on the semiclassical approach recently proposed by the two investigators in these settings. 

About you:

We are looking for someone who already has some expertise and knowledge relevant to the project, for instance in semi-classical analysis or in subRiemannian geometry. You will also be enthusiastic about the subject and willing to learn new methods and areas of mathematics when the research on the project requires it.

You should have a PhD in mathematics, and you will be able to focus on your research as the post carries no teaching or administrative duties. You will be encouraged to conduct research visits and will have access to travel funds to do so.

Further information:

The Department of Mathematical Sciences provides an excellent work environment. Its research output has been ranked 5th in the UK in the last REF assessment (evaluations of UK universities by UK academics, the last REF results were published in May 2022).

This is a full-time role based at the University of Bath, and is being offered on a fixed-term basis for 13 months to start after 1 October 2022 by mutual agreement. 

For any informal queries or questions please contact Dr Veronique Fischer ( or Professor Clotilde Fermanian-Kammerer (, however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website. 

What we can offer you:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require. 

We offer:

  • a very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • generous annual leave allowance with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work life balance;
  • an excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • a wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

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Further details:

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Update to our application process:

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