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Position ID: 1011-POSTDOC [#19305]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics
Position Location: Moscow, Moskva 119048, Russian Federation [map]
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/02/06 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/12/18, listed until 2022/02/06)
Position Description:    

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HSE University
Faculty of Mathematics in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of mathematics.

About the Faculty of Mathematics

HSE University is the only Russian university to rank among the top 100 universities worldwide in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Mathematics. HSE is also among the world top-100 universities in mathematics according to QS and US News & World Report rankings.

The Faculty of Mathematics was opened in 2008. Since then, it has become a leading place in Russia for attracting researchers in Mathematics and mathematical students. The Faculty has Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. programs in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics.

Among our faculty members are distinguished researchers, including 14 invited ICM speakers (and 3 speakers of the forthcoming ICM 2022); we have the best concentration in Russia of highly motivated students majoring in mathematics.

There are four international research units of the HSE affiliated with the Faculty of Mathematics: the Laboratory of Algebraic Geometry and its Applications (scientific director: F. Bogomolov), the international Laboratory of Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics (scientific director: A. Okounkov), the Laboratory of Mirror Symmetry and Automorphic Forms (scientific director: L. Katzarkov), the Laboratory of Cluster Geometry (scientific advisor M. Shapiro).


The general requirements for the postdoctoral fellowship positions are the following:
- Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of Mathematics or related areas which was awarded over the last 5 years or received before starting work at HSE in a relevant field by an internationally recognized university and has been assessed by external reviewers as having the potential to pursue research that is publishable in leading peer-reviewed journals;
- Candidates should have a strong background in mathematics or mathematical physics, ability to work in team and conduct independent research.
- Fluent English is an obligatory condition as research and other activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required;
- Relevant experience will be an asset although not required.

The position involves:
● working under the direct supervision of the members of the faculty and associated laboratories.
● participants are encouraged to pursue their own research and present it at the regular seminars organised by the Faculty and the associated Laboratories.
● writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in co-authorship with the members of the Faculty;
● participation in the events of the Faculty and other contribution to the Faculty's development;
● public presentations of candidate’s own research to the academic community;
● some teaching is encouraged, though not required.


Appointments are made for one year. Postdoctoral fellows have high opportunity of renewal of the contract (no more than two times) in case of outstanding performance. HSE University offers postdoctoral fellows a competitive salary, the standard medical insurance plan, a working space equipped with a computer and free Internet access at the University.

Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. Please provide a CV, a statement of research interest and a recent research paper submitted via the online application form. At least two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the International Faculty Recruitment Office at before the application deadline. Please note that direct applications to the hiring Faculty may not be reviewed. Read more about the application process here. The deadline for the applications is February 6, 2022.

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For more information:
about Postdoctoral Fellowship -Frequently Asked Questions;
about HSE university –official web-site;
about the Faculty of mathematics – official web-site of the Faculty or contact the dean, Alexandra Skripchenko ( directly;
about international specialists' life in Moscow -International Faculty Support.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the International Faculty Recruitment Office at

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