Postdoctoral position in Strings, quantum fields and geometry

Updated: 27 days ago
Deadline: 02 Jan 2023

Published: 2022-11-25

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We are advertising an opening for one postdoctoral position in strings, quantum fields, and geometry at the Department of Mathematics at Uppsala University. The selected researcher will work on topics related to the ERC grant “The Memory of Solitons” under the supervision of Dr. Michele Del Zotto, at the interface of the group of geometry and physics at the Department of Mathematics and the group of theoretical physics of the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The duties include collaboration with the various members of the group and the production of research results.

PhD degree in mathematics or in Theoretical Physics or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in mathematics or in Theoretical Physics. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Please include in your application the following attachments in pdf format:

  • Cover Letter (including the contact information for 3 references);
  • CV (including a publication list);
  • Research statement (2 pages + 1 extra page for references, longer statements will not be considered);
  • Preference will be given to candidates with proven experience in the context of categorical symmetries, and/or in geometric engineering methods in quantum field theory.

    About the employment
    The employment is a temporary position of two years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date September 1st, 2023 or as otherwise agreed. Placement: Uppsala

    For further information about the position, please contact: Michele Del Zotto, tel. +46 (0)18-471 3192, e-post:

    Please submit your application by 2 January 2023, UFV-PA 2022/4327.

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    Placement: Department of Mathematics

    Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

    Pay: Fixed salary

    Number of positions: 1

    Working hours: 100%

    Town: Uppsala

    County: Uppsala län

    Country: Sweden

    Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

    Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/4327

    Last application date: 2023-01-02

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