Two postdoctoral positions in Mathematics

Ref: REF 2017-0028


The Department of Mathematical Sciences pursues internationally successful research and an extensive education. Researchers in applied mathematics and statistics at the department are important co-operational partners in other disciplines as well as in industrial projects.

Mathematics is fundamental to science and engineering and has an increasingly prominent part in other disciplines as well. Mathematics is also a subject in itself, and fundamental research is a necessary condition for future applications.

The Department is part of both Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg and is situated in the middle of Campus Johanneberg. It is the largest mathematics department in the Nordic countries and has about 200 employees, with a number of research groups in mathematics and mathematical statistics which together provide a creative and cross-fertilizing setting.

Information about the position
The Divisions of Algebra and geometry and Analysis and probability theory at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg invite applications for two two-year postdoctoral position starting August 1, 2017 or as agreed.

Outstanding applications from all research areas in mathematics will be considered. Precedence will however be given to those who have a research profile compatible with existing research areas at the divisions. You are encouraged to make an initial contact with a potential mentor at one of the divisions before applying and to indicate this person in your application. The current lists of researchers at the divisions are available at http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/organisation/algebra-and-geometry/Pages/default.aspx and http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/organisation/analysis-and-probability-theory/Pages/default.aspx.

About the divisions and the department
At the Divisions of Algebra and geometry and Analysis and probability theory we conduct research at a high international level in areas such as Several complex variables, Algebraic geometry, Analytic number theory, Harmonic analysis, Partial differential equations, Probability theory and Mathematical Physics.

More information about our research groups is available on the website http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/research/research-groups/ We have an international environment with frequent exchanges with other universities around the world. The department provides a friendly, creative, and supportive atmosphere with a steady flow of international guests.

At the divisions there are many committed teachers with extensive and broad experience of all aspects of higher education.

Together with the division of Applied mathematics and statistics we form the academic part of the department of Mathematical Sciences, which is a joint department of Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg with a faculty core of about 80 people. More information is available on the website http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/.

Major responsibilities
As postdoc, you are expected to pursue a vigorous research program and collaborate with our researchers.

Teaching to an extent up to 20 % is part of the duties. Our teaching languages are English and Swedish. As most of our teaching is in Swedish, teaching options will vary according to your language skills. Most of our teaching is at undergraduate level, but teaching at master level as well as supervision of master and Ph.D. students may also be part of your duties.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

You should have a Ph.D. in Mathematics /Applied Mathematics /Mathematical statistics, or equivalent, completed before but not earlier than three years before the application deadline. Fluency in English is required. 

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure

For more information and to apply, please click on one of the links:

In English: Apply here

In Swedish: Ansök här


Application deadline: 27 February, 2017

For questions, please contact:
Head of Department, Bernt Wennberg, wennberg@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 532653

Deputy Head of Division for Algebra and geometry, Håkan Samuelsson Kalm, hasam@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 3568

Deputy Head of Division for Analysis and probability theory, Lyudmila Turowska, turowska@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 5341

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