Postdoctoral Fellow in Commutative Algebra, Stockholm University

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The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has roughly 40 faculty members, and is divided into two divisions: Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics. This postdoctoral position is attached to the former. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of subjects in pure mathematics, including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, logic and topology. The research group in commutative algebra is particularly active in the following areas: Waring problems for polynomials, Lefschetz and maximal rank properties of graded algebras, and homological aspects in connection to combinatorics.

Project description
A broad spectrum of different projects within commutative algebra are possible, but with a preference for projects in the aforementioned areas.

Main responsibilities
The main responsibility is to conduct research. The position also includes some teaching duties (up to 20 %), which may include supervision of students. The successful applicant is expected to participate in activities in the department, in particular by attending and contributing talks in the seminar in commutative algebra.

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

Assessment criteria
Applicants with a PhD degree awarded no more than three years before the deadline for application will be given preference. Parental leave, compulsory military and similar types of service, or longer periods of illness are not counted towards these three years.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Emphasis will also be placed on the candidate’s potential to contribute to the proposed research program and to interact with other members of the department.

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date is 2018-09-01 or as per agreement.

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

Further information about the position can be obtained from Samuel Lundqvist,, and/or Boris Shapiro,

General inquiries may also be directed to the Head of the Division of Mathematics, Jonas Bergström, telephone +46 8 16 45 63,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST and Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. 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 April 24, 2018, via e-mail to: and state in the subject line: SU FV-1117-18 + name of the applicant.

and, 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 field/project described in the advertisement
– why and how you wish to complete the project
– what makes you suitable for the project in question
Copy of PhD diploma.
The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

Job location: 
Department of Mathematics
Stockholm University
10691 Stockholm
Contact and application information
Friday, April 27, 2018
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