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

Position ID: 2675-PRF2 [#20581, 231279]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: TromsøNordland 9037, Norway
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2022/10/30 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/09/07, listed until 2022/10/30)
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. 

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 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 3 postdoctoral positions at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. 

The workplace is at UiT in 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 project aims to unify and advance research frontiers in the interplay of computational and pure mathematics by exploring fundamental mathematical structures and their increasing significance for modern algorithms and novel program architectures. The research topics for this postdoc position are in the borderland between differential geometry and differential equations, non-commutative algebra, computational mathematics and numerical analysis. Central topics are structure preserving geometric integration algorithms for differential equations, differential geometry in applications, as well as the study of algebraic structures arising from analysis of geometric integration algorithms, such as pre- and post-Lie algebras, Lie- and Butcher series and related combinatorial Hopf algebras. Possible application areas include stochastic and deterministic dynamical systems, rough paths and regularity structures, control theory, and robotics. The development of high quality mathematical software is a prioritized task. In the detailed planning of research activities, we will be flexible towards the background and interests of the candidate. 

Contact 
For further information about the position, please contact: 
  • Professor Hans Munthe-Kaas: hans.munthe-kaas@uit.no 
  • Head of Department professor Martin Rypdal: martin.rypdal@uit.no 

Qualifications 
We primarily seek candidates with strong background in one or several of the following topics: algebra and combinatorics, geometric numerical integration, stochastic DEs and PDEs, rough paths and regularity structures, applied differential geometry, foundational aspects of computational mathematics. 

For appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow, the applicant is required to have a Norwegian doctoral degree in the subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree. 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 doctoral degree evaluation within the application deadline. You must document this and submit the thesis with your application. You must have dissertated before the start-up date of the position. 

Applicants must submit a 2-page project proposal for the qualifying work, which should be explicitly related to the activity within the project. 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. 

Fluency in English is required. 

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

Application 
Your application must include: 
  • Letter of application 
  • Project proposal (max 2 pages) 
  • CV (containing a complete overview of education, supervised professional training and professional work) 
  • Diplomas and transcripts (all degrees) 
  • Contact information to 2-3 references 
  • Letters of recommendation (can directly be send to the department) 
  • List of works and description of these 
  • Academic works, up to five. 
The doctoral thesis is regarded as one work. 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. 

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 written material presented by the applicants, and the detailed description draw up for the position. In the assessment the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works and the project proposal. Emphasis shall also be attached to experience from popularization/dissemination and academic policy and administrative activity. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

UiT - Developing the high north 
UiT is a multi-campus research university in Norway and the northernmost university of the world. Our central location in the High North, our broad and diverse research and study portfolio, and our interdisciplinary qualities make us uniquely suited to meet the challenges of the future. At UiT you can explore global issues from a close-up perspective. 

Credibility, academic freedom, closeness, creativity and commitment shall be hallmarks of the relationship between our employees, between our employees and our students and between UiT and our partners.

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