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Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences

School of Mathematics

Research Fellow in Dynamics of Bifurcations with broken reflection symmetry in finite domains


Applications are invited for a post-doctoral research fellowship for two years (although further funding may be available) to study the dynamics of systems with broken reflection symmetries in inhomogeneous domains and to investigate the role of global coupling in such models. You will be expected to develop numerical codes in both one and two dimensions to investigate these processes.


You should have or about to obtain a PhD (or equivalent),in Mathematics or Physics, or a related discipline.


Research 1A (£20,044-£30,002 p.a.) depending on qualifications and experience).

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Informal enquiries to Dr Steve Tobias, Department of Applied Mathematics, tel:+44 (0)113 3435172, fax: 0113 3435090, email


Further information regarding the post can be seen on


To apply on line please visit and click on ‘jobs’.


Further details and application packs available from Mrs Barbara Watts, School of Mathematics, tel 0113 343 5101 or by email to


Job ref 314014 Closing date 9 December 2005




This post is to work with Dr S M Tobias as part of the nonlinear dynamics group in numerical fluid dynamics and nonlinear dynamics, collaborating with Professor M.R.E. Proctor (University of Cambridge) and Professor E. Knobloch (Berkeley).


The post is EPSRC-funded and is available from 1 January 2006 for 2 years although further funding may be available.


The aim of the project is to study the dynamics of systems with broken reflection symmetries in inhomogeneous domains and to investigate the role of global coupling in such models. You will be expected to develop numerical codes in both one and two dimensions to investigate these processes.


The research group is active in the many areas of nonlinear dynamics with particular emphasis on applications of bifurcation theory in fluid dynamics, and has extensive expertise in numerical techniques. Access to high performance computing facilities is available.


Areas of Responsibility


You will be expected to undertake the following roles to a high standard.



Person Specification


You should possess a sound basic knowledge of both Mathematics and Physics and have or be about to obtain a PhD (or equivalent) in Mathematics or Physics, or a related discipline.


Demonstrable expertise will be expected in at least one, of the following areas.



You should have the capacity to undertake original research and, although working under the supervision of the grant holders, will be expected to contribute your own research inputs into the research programme. You should be an effective team worker. Good communication, interpersonal skills and time management skills are also essential.

How to Apply


Applications should include the following:-


·               A completed application form

·               A Curriculum Vitae/information requested on page 2 of the form

·               Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (Enclosed).  Please return the Form in a separate envelope (enclosed) marked 'EOs Monitoring'.


Replies will be treated in complete confidence.


Completed applications should be returned to Barbara Watts, School of Mathematics, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT, email  quoting job ref 314014 no later than 9 December 2005.


If you are selected for interview you can expect to hear from the University not later than 4 weeks after the closing date. If you are not selected for interview the University will not contact you again.


A Criminal Records Disclosure is not required for this position.


Disabled Applicants


The post is located in the School of Mathematics. Disabled applicants wishing to review access to the building are invited to contact the department direct.  Additional information may be sought from the Team Co-ordinator in Disability Services, email or tel 0113 343 3927


Disabled applicants are not obliged to inform employers of their disability but will still be covered by the Disability Discrimination Act once their disability becomes known.

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The information you provide in your application will be used to consider your suitability for the post for which you have applied.  If your application is not successful the information will be disposed of confidentially within 8 months.  If your application is successful and you are appointed, your information and future data will be processed in accordance with the University's Data Protection Code of Practice.  A copy of this code can be obtained from either the University's Human Resources Department or by visiting









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You are required to adhere and comply to the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act, related Regulations and in accordance to the University’s Policy on Health and Safety which can be accessed via


In addition you are also required to cooperate with regard to the implementation of Health and Safety arrangements and should not interfere with or misuse anything provided in the interest of Health, Safety and Welfare at Work.


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We recognise that we still have work to do to secure a truly inclusive community, and we are committed to a wide-ranging plan of action to tackle discrimination and to promote diversity.


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The University will contribute to removal expenses incurred by new members of Academic and Academic-Related staff who:


·                    accept a position for two years duration or more, which is University funded,

·                    accept a position that has been advertised nationally (this includes the University website and,

·                    at the time of appointment (i.e. date of letter of appointment) live outside a radius of 25 miles from Leeds (LS2) and who move to within such a distance to take up the post.


Appointees based at the Bretton Campus must, in order to qualify, live outside a radius of 25 miles from West Bretton (WF4) at the time of appointment and should move to within such a distance to take up the post.


Claims may not cover conveyancing or estate agent's fees or other costs involved in the relocation.  Members of staff seeking such assistance should contact the Recruitment Service for the details of approved contractors and a copy of the University Removals Policy.


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For qualifying staff the University will reimburse the cost of moving household effects only (by surface freight), the cost of storage (up to a maximum period of six months) and insurance costs (while effects are in transit or storage).  The costs must be reasonable and up to a maximum of £5,000.


Staff joining the University from overseas on a University funded position, may receive full reimbursement of economy class fares for all members of their immediate family i.e. spouse/partner and children, together with reasonable costs for removing household effects by surface freight.  Receipted invoices or other appropriate documentation should accompany all claims for removal expenses.


Expenses are normally paid only in respect of an initial appointment and must normally be claimed within 12 months of taking up the appointment.


The University is entitled to recover removal expenses for all staff who, at their own volition, terminate their employment with the University within the first 2 years of their contract.  The University will not however seek to recover such expenses from staff granted an ex gratia payment on a discretionary basis i.e. staff on University-funded appointments of two years or less or staff on outside-funded appointments.