Up to three Postdoctoral positions in geometry and physics

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication makes Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 45.000 students, 6,800 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,300 million.

at the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, starting 2016-09-01, or later as agreed upon.

The postdoctoral 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.

Suitable background for the applicant is a PhD degree in mathematics or theoretical physics.

Prerequisites: The holder of a position as postdoctoral researcher must have a PhD degree or equivalent. The PhD degree must have been obtained at the start of the employment and no more than three years prior to the application deadline; however, periods of e.g. sick leave or parental leave are deducted from this three-year period.

Employment Period: The period of employment is 2 years.

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

The application should contain a letter describing the applicant and her/his qualifications 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 PhD 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.
The application must contain a brief description of research interests and a statement of which research group the applicant is interested in joining.
Any letters of recommendation may be sent by email to geometry.physics.postdoc@gmail.com.

For further information about the position, please contact
Professor Tobias Ekholm (tobias.ekholm@math.uu.se) and Professor Maxim Zabzine (maxim.zabzine@physics.uu.se).

You are welcome to submit your application no later than December 15 2015, UFV-PA 2015/2788