UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Science and Technology / Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Position ID: 2675-PHD [#22320, 242479]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Differential Geometry
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: TromsøTroms 9037, Norway [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Differential Geometry
Application Deadline: (posted 2023/04/05, listed until 2023/05/21)
Position Description:    

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The position 
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position is available at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science and Technology with the research group pure mathematics, 

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of two years. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant can carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution. 

The workplace will be at UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, campus Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer. 

The position’s field of research 
The position will be attached to the project “UiT Aurora Center for Mathematical Structures in Computations” (MASCOT) funded by the UiT Aurora Centers initiative. The MASCOT Center aims to unify and advance research frontiers in the interplay of pure mathematics and computations by exploring fundamental mathematical structures and their increasing significance for modern algorithms and novel program architectures, click here for more details. Researchers will explore the algebraic and geometric nature of computational complexity, and analyze structural methods to reduce this complexity, as well as to adapt these methods to concrete applications in optimization, control theory, and robotics. 

The project concerns large computations using structural properties of the objects in order to rigorously prove theoretical results that have been out of reach in the past due to their complexity. The group is active in applications of Lie-theoretic methods to Cartan geometries, symbolic tools to facilitate algebraic computations and the formal theory of differential equations. In particular, the project is related to the following research directions: computation of symmetries of geometric structures and supergeometries, application to shape analysis and image recognition via differential invariants and their discretizations, investigation of classical and super dispersionless integrable systems including group analysis and classifications, application to mathematical physics and in particular to mathematical general relativity and the twistor program. 

The position’s affiliation 
The Faculty of Science and Technology consists of the following departments: Department of Chemistry, Department of Computer Science, Department of Engineering and Safety, Department of Geology, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and Department of Physics and Technology. 

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics is a leading research department in algebraic geometry, differential geometry, complex systems modeling, and climate science. It provides education at the bachelor, master, and Ph.D. levels. Around 50 people are employed in the department, at the moment there are 21 PhD positions and 4 postdoctoral positions at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Dennis The: email: dennis.the@uit.no or Head of Department professor Martin Rypdal: email: martin.rypdal@uit.no 

This position requires a Norwegian doctoral degree (PhD) in the subject area concerned or an equivalent foreign doctoral degree. If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you have submitted your PhD thesis for doctoral degree evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You must have dissertated before the start-up date of the position. 

The successful candidate for this position should have a background in differential geometry, Lie theory and be capable of doing concrete and symbolic computations related to those. Knowledge in the areas of research of the group described above will be considered as an advantage. Experience in closely related areas such as commutative algebra, representation theory and mathematical physics will be also valuable for this position. 

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidate’s motivation, potential for research, and personal suitability for the position. We are looking for candidates who: 
  • Have good collaboration skills 
  • Have good communication and interaction with colleagues and students 
  • Wants to contribute to a good working environment 

At UiT we put emphasis on the quality, relevance and significance of the research work and not on where the work is published, in accordance with the principles of The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA). 

Inclusion and diversity 
 UiT The Arctic University i Norway is working actively to promote equality, gender balance and diversity among employees and students, and to create an inclusive and safe working environment. We believe that inclusion and diversity is a strength, and we want employees with different competencies, professional experience, life experience and perspectives. 

If you have a disability, a gap in your CV or immigrant background, we encourage you to tick the box for this in your application. If there are qualified applicants, we invite least one in each group for an interview. If you get the job, we will adapt the working conditions if you need it. Apart from selecting the right candidates, we will only use the information for anonymous statistics. 

We offer 
Involvement in an interesting research project 
Good career opportunities 
A good academic environment with dedicated colleagues  
Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement  
Pension scheme through the state pension fund  

Norwegian health policy aims to ensure that everyone, irrespective of their personal finances and where they live, has access to good health and care services of equal standard. As an employee you will become member of the National Insurance Scheme which also include health care services

More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility 

Your application must include: 
  • Application letter CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work) 
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees) 
  • Documentation of English proficiency 
  • Contact information for up to 3 references 
  • A list of your academic production 
  • 2-page project proposal including progress plan and relevance to the MASCOT project 
  • Academic works, up to ten with the publication data. The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work 
  • A short description of the most important scientific works that should be the main emphasis of the assessment 
All documentation to be considered must be in a Scandinavian language or English. We only accept applications and documentation sent via Jobbnorge within the application deadline. 

The applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. The committee's mandate is to undertake an assessment of the applicants' qualifications based on the written material presented by the applicants, and the detailed description draw up for the position. 

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview should among other things, aim to clarify the applicant’s motivation and personal suitability for the position. A trial lecture may also be held. 

General information 
The appointment is made in accordance with State regulations and guidelines at UiT. At our website, you will find more information for applicants

The remuneration for Postdoctoral research fellow is in accordance with the State salary scale code 1352. A compulsory contribution of 2 % to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund will be deducted. You will become a member of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund, which gives you many benefits in addition to a lifelong pension: You may be entitled to financial support if you become ill or disabled, your family may be entitled to financial support when you die, you become insured against occupational injury or occupational disease, and you can get good terms on a mortgage. Read more about your employee benefits at: spk.no

The successful candidate must be willing to get involved in the ongoing development of their department and the university as a whole. 

According to the Norwegian Freedom and Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure. 

Eallju - Developing the High North 
UiT The Arctic University of Norway is a multi-campus comprehensive university at the international forefront. Our vision is to be a driving force for developing the High North. The Northern Sami notion eallju, which means eagerness to work, sets the tone for this motive power at UiT. Along with students, staff and the wider community, we aim to utilise our location in Northern Norway and Sápmi, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio and interdisciplinary advantage to shape the future. 

Our social mission is to provide research-based education of high quality, perform artistic development and carry out research of the highest international quality standards in the entire range from basic to applied. We will convey knowledge about disciplines and contribute to innovation. Our social mission unites UiT across various studies, research fields and large geographical distances. This demands good cooperation with trade and industry and civil society as well as with international partners. We will strengthen knowledge-based and sustainable development at a regional, national and international level. 

Academic freedom and scientific and ethical principles form the basis for all UiT’s activities. Participation, co-determination, transparency and good processes will provide the decision-making basis we need to make wise and far-sighted priorities. Our students and staff will have the opportunity to develop their abilities and potential. Founded on academic integrity, we will be courageous, committed and generous in close contact with disciplines, people and contemporary developments. 

We will demonstrate adaptability and seek good and purposeful utilisation of resources, so we are ready to meet the expectations and opportunities of the future. We will strengthen the quality and impact of our disciplines and core tasks through the following three strategic priority areas.

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