KTH, Mathematics

Position ID: 421-POSTDOC21 [#21133, S-2022-1821]
Position Title: Three postdocs in Combinatorics
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Stockholm, Stockholm 10044, Sweden [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Postdocs in Combinatorics
Application Deadline: 2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/14, finished 2023/06/17, listed until 2022/12/15)
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Postdocs in Combinatorics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The combinatorics group at KTH invites applications to three postdoctoral positions.  The positions are in-line with the interests of the combinatorics group at KTH, focusing on algebraic, geometric, enumerative, and/or probabilistic combinatorics.  Of special interest are questions related to polytopes, Ehrhart theory, Matroids, Hodge theory in combinatorics, Geometry of polynomials, Lorentzian polynomials, the real zeros of polynomials, inequalities among the coefficients of polynomials, dynamical algebraic combinatorics, probabilistic methods and connections to algebraic geometry, applied algebraic geometry and algebraic statistics.  There are three positions available, each of which is a time-limited two-year full-time position with the possibility for extension to a third year. The starting date for each position will be September 1, 2023 or an agreed upon date (either earlier or later). The postdocs will be members of the combinatorics group at KTH, which is a large group with several faculty, researchers, and PhD students working within the field. The positions are full-time with 25% teaching responsibilities. They are funded by The Swedish Research Council, the Göran Gustafsson Foundation and the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation. Formally, the postdocs will be supervised by Petter Brändén, Svante Linusson and Liam Solus, respectively.  However, strong candidates will have the ability to work with all three supervisors as well as other members of the Department of Mathematics at KTH.

What we offer

An interactive and large group of researchers interested in combinatorics.
A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
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A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).
We seek candidates with a background in areas related to one of the following: algebraic, geometric, enumerative or probabilistic combinatorics, or a related field such as discrete geometry, applied algebraic geometry, non-linear algebra, and/or algebraic statistics.
The successful application will be a highly motivated researcher, capable of working both independently as well as in collaboration with other researchers. 

Preferred qualifications

A strong emphasis will be placed on scientific skills, pedagogical skills, the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with other researchers, and awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.   Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge
Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max 2 pages long.
Research Statement (max 2 pages).
Contact information for two references.
Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

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About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, three years. A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


E-mail: solus@kth.se

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