University of Münster, Mathematics Münster Cluster of Excellence

2171 17723Position ID: WWU-PROJECTC [#17723, Project C04]
Position Title: Postdoc at CRC 1442 Geometry: Deformations and Rigidity, Project C04
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Muenster, Nordrhein-Westfalen 48149, Germany [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/06/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/05/21, listed until 2021/11/21)
Position Description:    

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The Collaborative Research Centre 1442 Geometry: “Deformations and Rigidity” in the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Münster (WWU), Germany, is seeking to fill the position of a

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level TV-L E 13, 100%)

commencing on 1 August 2021. We are offering a fixed-term full-time position for 3 years. Currently, the regular full employment time is 39 hours and 50 minutes per week.

The position is in Katrin Tent's CRC-project C04 “Hyperbolic groups acting sharply 2- or 3-transitively and the Burnside problem”. The aim of this project is to explore small cancellation properties related to the Burnside groups, investigate possible actions of such groups on orbifolds and establish the existence of sharply 2-transitive groups in positive characteristic without abelian normal subgroups.

Researchers who could contribute to this project, for instance through experience in geometric group theory, small cancellation theory or permutation groups are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will benefit from the stimulating environment and facilities of the Cluster of Excellence "Mathematics Münster: Dynamics – Geometry – Structure".

Research tasks:

  • this position facilitates the acquisition of further scientific competencies and is tied to working towards a Habilitation
  • collaboration in research and teaching
  • independent research

Requirement profile:

  • Candidates must have completed, or be about to complete, their PhD on a topic related to the fields of mathematics or mathematical physics indicated above.
  • Good English communication skills are required.

Your application should include a cover letter, your CV (including the grade received for the PhD dissertation, if applicable), a publication list and a research plan related to the themes of the CRC project C04 “Hyperbolic groups acting sharply 2- or 3-transitively and the Burnside problem”.

Applicants who have not yet completed their PhD are asked to include a two-page outline of their dissertation project including the results as they currently stand.

Are you interested? Then please submit your application electronically, as a single PDF-file, by 15 June 2021 to with the subject “C04 – Hyperbolic groups”.

Please also arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent, before the application deadline, to

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognized severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Katrin Tent (

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