Postdoctoral Fellows in Algebraic Topology, Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Geometry

Postdoctoral Fellows in Algebraic Topology, Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic Geometry

at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 16 December 2018.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 37 faculty staff members, divided into two divisions: Mathematics and Mathematical statistics. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of topics in pure mathematics, including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, logic and topology.

The department has an active research group in algebra, geometry, and topology, and it has grown considerably in the past few years. The group works closely 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 five postdoctoral researchers. We invite applicants working within algebraic topology, algebraic/arithmetic geometry, or representation theory, interpreted broadly. Successful applicants will be funded by one of several possible sources: Alexander Berglund’s grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, Jonas Bergström’s grant from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg foundation, Wushi Goldring’s internal grant, or Dan Petersen’s ERC starting grant and 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
The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar. Applicants with an older degree may instead be hired as researchers.

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.

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 July 1, 2019 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 Alexander Berglund,, Jonas Bergström,, 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,, 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. 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 December 16, 2018, via e-mail to and state in the subject line: SU FV-3497-18 + 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 position in question
    – research plan
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 16/12/2018

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