Postdoctoral Fellow in Algebra & Geometry

at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 1 November 2020.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 38 faculty staff members, divided into three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical statistics and Computational mathematics. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of topics in pure mathematics, including arithmetic and algebraic geometry, algebraic topology, representation theory and analysis.

The department has a large and active research group in algebra, geometry, and topology. Normally the group runs at least four research seminars every week, many of which are organized jointly with the corresponding research group at the mathematics department of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, which is at walking distance.

Project description
The department is looking to hire up to four postdoctoral researchers. We invite applicants working within algebra & geometry interpreted very broadly, including algebraic or arithmetic geometry, algebraic topology, representation theory (including the Langlands Program). Successful applicants will be funded by one of two possible sources: Wushi Goldring or Dan Petersen's Wallenberg Academy Fellowship grant.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibility is to carry out research. The position also includes some teaching duties (up to 20 %), which may include supervision of students. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the activities of the department, through active participation in seminars, working groups, etc.

Qualification requirements
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Special emphasis will be placed on the candidate’s potential to interact with the members of the research group. Applicants are expected to be able to express themselves fluently in English both oral and written, have good communication and social skills.

To be employed as a postdoctoral researcher, applicants may not have completed their doctoral degree more than three years before the deadline for applications. Applicants with an older degree may instead be hired as researchers. Applicants with an older degree may moreover be hired as a postdoctoral researcher under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. The starting date is January 1st, 2021 or as per agreement. We understand that these are difficult times, and will try to accommodate the starting date constraints of the successful applicants as much as possible.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the positions can be obtained from Wushi Goldring,, or Dan Petersen,

General inquiries may also be directed to the Head of the Division of Mathematics, Jonas Bergström,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. Please go to the webpage:

It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

Your contact details and personal data
Your highest degree
Your language skills
Contact details for 2–3 references. Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than November 1st 2020, via e-mail to and state in the subject line: SU FV-3334-20 + name of the applicant.

In addition, please include the following documents

Cover letter
CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
– why you are interested in the position described in the advertisement
– what makes you suitable for the project in question
Copy of PhD diploma
Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 01/11/2020


Contact and application information
Sunday, November 1, 2020
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