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

Position ID: 2675-PRF [#17573, 203392]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Differential Geometry
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: TromsøNordland 9037, Norway
Subject Area: Differential Geometry
Application Deadline: 2021/05/09 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/04/13, listed until 2021/10/13)
Position Description:    

The position 
At the Department of Mathematics and Statistics a position is available for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Differential Geometry, for a period of 2 years from 15.08.2021.

The position is affiliated with the research group in pure mathematics. The position is a fixed term position for a duration of 2 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 is able to 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 position is at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Around 40 people are employed in the department, of which 17 are permanent faculty, 2 are administrative positions, and the rest are Ph.D. students and postdocs. 

The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time, within 6 months after receiving the offer. 

The project/position's field of research 
The position will be attached to the project “Symmetry, Curvature Reduction and Equivalence Methods” (SCREAM) funded by the GRIEG initiative for Norwegian-Polish collaboration. The project is concerned with the investigation of geometric models related to parabolic geometries possibly equipped with additional geometric structures, see http://cft.edu.pl/grieg. ;

Particular tasks will be related to the computation of symmetries, curvature reductions and differential invariants of various geometries, their supersymmetric analogs and relations to dispersionless integrability of partial differential equations via the twistor program. The group is active in applications of Lie-theoretic methods to Cartan geometries and the formal theory of differential equations. Contact For further information about the position, please contact: Leader of the group Pure Mathematics Professor Boris Kruglikov: boris.kruglikov@uit.no Head of Department Professor Martin Rypdal: martin.rypdal@uit.no. Bannerbilde med mennesker og nordlys 

Qualifications 
Qualification requirements for the position as Postdoctoral Fellow 

Norwegian doctoral degree in subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree, or competence at a corresponding level documented by academic work of the same scope and quality 

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. 

When applying for a Postdoctoral Fellowship, the applicant shall submit a 2-page project proposal for the qualifying work, which should be explicitly related to the activity within the GRIEG project (https://www.fuw.edu.pl/~nurowski/SCREAM_web_page.pdf). This proposal shall include a progress plan. It is required that the applicant will be able to complete the project during the period of appointment. 

Qualification with a PhD is required before commencement in the position. If you’re at the final stages of your PhD, you may still apply if you have submitted your PhD thesis for evaluation within the application deadline. You must submit the thesis with your application. You should have dissertated the PhD before the preferred start-up date of the position. 

Documented fluency in English is required, and working knowledge of Norwegian or a Scandinavian language is desirable. 

During the assessment emphasis will be put on the candidates potential for research, motivation and personal suitability for the position. 

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). 

UiT wishes to increase the proportion of females in academic positions. In cases where two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, female applicants will be given priority. 

We offer 
  • Involvement in an interesting research project 
  • An inclusive, dynamic and inspiring work environment 
  • Good welfare arrangements for employees 
  • Flexible working hours and a state collective pay agreement 
  • Pension scheme through the state pension fund 

Application 
The application must be submitted electronically via www.jobbnorge.no and shall include: 
  • Application letter 
  • CV 
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees) 
  • 2-page project proposal including progress plan 
  • Description of your past research project and academic production that are relevant to the advertised position, max 1 page 
  • Contact information to 2-3 references 
  • Academic works, up to ten. 
The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work The documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language. We only accept applications sent via www.jobbnorge.no. 

Assessment 
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 application documents and the text of the announcement. 

The Assessment Committee will give emphasis to the potential for research, as presented in the PhD thesis or equivalent, or in any other academic works. 

In the assessment, consideration may also be given to professional experience and any other activity which may be relevant for the project. 

The applicants who are assessed as best qualified will be called to an interview. The interview shall aim to clarify the applicant’s personal suitability for the position and motivations. During the interview the candidate will be asked to give a short presentation of their past research activities. 

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

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. 

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. UiT and will emphasize making the necessary adaptations to the working conditions for employees with reduced functional ability 

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. 

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