Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences

Position ID: 2573-POSTDOC [#17115]
Position Title: Postdoc
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Moscow, Moscow City 119991, Russian Federation
Subject Area: Mathematics and Mathematical Physics
Starting Date: 2021/09/01
Application Deadline: 2021/02/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/12/25, finished 2021/05/17, listed until 2021/07/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Steklov Mathematical Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (Steklov International Mathematical Center, SIMC) in Moscow, Russia, is currently inviting applications for several postdoctoral research positions in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics with an anticipated starting date of September 1, 2021, for 2+1 years.

The job involves:
  • joining one of our research groups in performing high-quality research;
  • giving presentations of the candidate’s own research to researchers in the field and to the broader academic community;
  • co-organizing events and other contributions to the development of Moscow mathematics;
  • the position includes no teaching responsibilities to provide candidates with maximal flexibility to pursue research in an ideal environment; if the candidate wishes to teach a class, there are various possibilities that this be arranged.
Job conditions:
  • the expected starting date is September 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter (the actual start date is negotiable);
  • appointments are made for a 2-year period with the possibility of an extension for at most 1 year;
  • salary: competitive;
  • health insurance package;
  • additional funding will be available to support research travel.
  • applicants must have completed their PhD (or equivalent, including Russian Candidate of Science degree) in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics by the starting date of the appointment, and preferably not more than 6 years ago;
  • a strong background and an established research record in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics;
  • fluent English;
  • ability to work in a team. 
  • CV, publication list, research statement, and at least 3 reference letters must be submitted via the online at
  • applications submitted on or before February 15, 2021 will be given priority consideration, but the positions will remain open until filled. 
Inquiries about the position are welcome and are to be sent to

About the Steklov Mathematical Institute of RAS:

Steklov Mathematical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences is the leading Russian research institute in mathematics. Steklov International Mathematical Center (SIMC) was established here in 2019 to advance the international activities of the Institute. The international postdoctoral program functions within SIMC.

Steklov Mathematical Institute hosts around 135 researchers, who include recipients of the Fields Medal, Rolf Nevanlinna Prize, Claude E. Shannon Award, and the European Mathematical Society Prize, and 27 invited speakers to the International Congress of Mathematicians. There were invited speakers from Steklov Mathematical Institute at all ICMs since 1954.

The unique environment at Steklov Mathematical Institute covers research in all main areas of mathematics: algebra, algebraic geometry, number theory, mathematical logic, geometry and topology, complex analysis, functional analysis, differential equations, mechanics, probability theory, mathematical and theoretical physics, quantum information. The Institute publishes twelve of the top Russian journals in mathematics including Russian Mathematical Surveys, Izvestiya: Mathematics, Sbornik: Mathematics. It also hosts the online platform Math-Net.Ru containing a wealth of information on mathematics in Russia.

Steklov Mathematical Institute offers a pool of intensive courses for graduate students and strong undergraduates in various fields of mathematics. It regularly holds international conferences and attracts many mathematicians who visit its research seminars. The Institute offers its staff comfortable working spaces with all the necessary facilities needed for successful research. At the same time, the Institute is a relatively small body and enjoys a warm atmosphere full of friendly and enthusiastic people.

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:
email address
8 Gubkina St.
Moscow, 119991, Russia