**The PhD positions are part of the project Geometry and Physics funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Applicants are expected to conduct research in geometry or mathematical physics. The following subjects are of particular interest: symplectic and contact geometry, knot theory, localization techniques in quantum field theory, topological strings, mirror symmetry and related subjects.**

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The PhD positions are part of the project Geometry and Physics funded by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Applicants are expected to conduct research in geometry or mathematical physics. The following subjects are of particular interest: symplectic and contact geometry, knot theory, localization techniques in quantum field theory, topological strings, mirror symmetry and related subjects.

Prerequisites: The positions require a University degree in either in mathematic or in physics.

The position as a PhD student is limited to four years of full-time studies, five years if departmental work is included. The main activities will be research studies. Other duties at the department related to teaching and administration may be included in the position (maximum 20%).

Further information regarding the research education can be found at the home page of the department http://www.physics.uu.se and on the home page of the faculty of science and technology http://www.teknat.uu.se.

The application should contain a letter describing the applicant and her/his merits and research interests. It should contain a CV, copies of relevant degrees and grades, contact information for at least two reference persons, and copies of the applicant’s MSc thesis and research papers, if applicable. Personal circumstances that may be of relevance in the evaluation, for example periods of parental leave, should be mentioned in the CV.

Any letters of recommendation may be sent by email to: geometry.physics.phd@gmail.com

The university strives for a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff. Thus, female applicants are especially encouraged.

Employment Period: The research education comprises four years.

Starting 2016-01-01, or later as agreed upon.

For further information about the position, please contact

Professor Tobias Ekholm tobias.ekholm@math.uu.se

Professor Maxim Zabzine maxim.zabzine@physics.uu.se

You are welcome to submit your application no later than November 1 2015.