Postdoctoral Researcher in Algebraic Topology

Updated: 28 days ago
Deadline: 05 Nov 2023

1.0 FTE

Gross monthly salary
€ 3,226 - € 5,090

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Faculty of Science

Application deadline
05 November 2023

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The Department of Mathematics at Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join our Algebraic Topology group and work on a project in homotopy theory.
You will work on a project related to equivariant obstruction theory with Dr Magdalena Kedziorek (link is external) . The position is funded for two years with the possibility of an extension for another year. Although there is no teaching load, participation in teaching activities is advised (for up to 10% of your time). You will be encouraged to take part in the activities of the algebraic topology group and the mathematical community in general, by participating in conferences, workshops, and seminars. You will be expected to communicate your findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals, mentor PhD candidates, help organise seminars and workshops, and  teach Bachelor's and Master's students. 
The Department of Mathematics at Radboud University is a very open and supportive environment. Members from groups that are underrepresented in mathematics are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • You hold a PhD in mathematics completed in 2016 or later.
  • You have an interest and experience in at least one of the following topics: equivariant homotopy theory, trace methods for algebraic K-theory, Goerss-Hopkins obstruction theory, infinity-categories.
  • You have excellent writing and communication skills.

We are
Algebraic topology is one of the research areas of the Department of Mathematics at Radboud University. The field is currently represented by Dr Magdalena Kedziorek and Dr Steffen Sagave, together with four PhD candidates.
The department has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and hosts researchers in related areas including algebraic and arithmetic geometry, differential geometry, operator algebras, and representation theory. The department employs junior and senior staff, as well as of Dutch and international researchers, and, each year, it organises various research seminars and informal events. Moreover, the algebraic topologists at Radboud University are part of a larger network of Dutch algebraic topologists, who regularly come together to share their knowledge and findings.
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We are keen to meet critical thinkers who want to look closer at what really matters. People who, from their expertise, wish to contribute to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This ambition unites more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University and requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
We offer
  • It concerns an employment for 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,226 and a maximum of €5,090 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10 ).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 2 years, with the possibility of (maximum)1 year extension after positive evaluation.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services . Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

Additional employment conditions
Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

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For questions about the position, please contact Dr Magdalena Kedziorek, Assistant Professor, at +31 24 365 22 93 or .
Practical information and applying
You can apply until 5 November 2023, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Dr Magdalena Kedziorek. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV, including the contact details of three academic references and a list of publications.
  • Research statement (up to 5 pages including bibliography).
The first round of online interviews will take place in week 46. You would preferably begin employment on 1 January 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.
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We would like to recruit our new colleague ourselves. Acquisition in response to this vacancy will not be appreciated.

Dr Kedziorek, M. (Magdalena)
Assistant Professor +31 24 365 22 93

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