University of Vienna, Faculty of Mathematics

Position ID: Mathematics-POSTDOC [#15658]
Position Title: Post Doc
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Vienna, Wien 1090, Austria [map]
Subject Area: Number theory
Application Deadline: 2020/03/12help popup* (posted 2020/02/11, listed until 2020/03/12)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Vienna is the largest Austrian institution of mathematical research and tertiary education in the mathematical sciences. It consists of active research groups in a wide range of fields, starting from logical foundations, bridging all classical core subjects, and up to concrete applications in industry. As part of the Faculty, the Institute of Mathematics represents the entire discipline of mathematics in research and teaching, without making an arbitrary separation into pure and applied fields.

We are seeking an independent scientist, who is going to be a member of the START project “Special L-values and p-adic L-functions” (Project lead: Harald Grobner,, which focuses on number-theoretical applications of the Langlands program. The successful candidate will be actively involved in research, principally related to the topics of the mentioned START-project, with a special focus on individual research on p-adic L-functions, which is the current main theme of the project. Furthermore, they will be expected to actively publish and lecture internationally.

Required criteria, alongside a completed PhD in mathematics or an equivalent qualification, is excellent knowledge of algebraic and analytic number theory and the Langlands program, in general, and, specifically, experience in constructing and working with p-adic L-functions. Your research to date should be evidenced be publications in renowned journals.
Desirable qualifications are:
- Experience in working in a research project
- Didactic competencies
- Excellent written and spoken communication in English
- Ability to work as part of a team

We are unfortunately unable to reimburse applicants any costs incurred (particularly travel and accommodation) for participation in the recruitment process.

Additional qualifications: In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have:
- Publications in renowned, subject-related journals (peer-reviewed)
- International presentation experience
- Experience abroad - Knowledge of university processes and structures

Application documents:
- Description of research interests and research agenda
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of talks given)
- Letter of motivation
- Contact details of at least two people who could provide a letter of reference

Starting Date: 2020/09/01

In case of questions, please contact:
Dr. Harald Grobner, Privatdoz.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
1090 Vienna

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