University of Paderborn

Position ID: 2640-PHDS [#23663]
Position Title: PhD student
Position Location: Paderborn, Nordrhein-Westfalen 33098, Germany [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Computer algebra and number theory
Application Deadline: 2023/12/04 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/27, listed until 2024/04/27)
Position Description:    

The intention of the newly founded Collaborative Research Centre (CRC TRR) 358 „Integral structures in geometry and representation theory“ - funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and based at Bielefeld, Paderborn and Bonn - is to establish an internationally visible centre of mathematical re-search in the region of East Westphalia.

The CRC pursues a broad research program in the fields of algebraic combinatorics, automorphic forms, arithmetic and complex algebraic geometry, categorical representation theory, geometric group theory, harmonic analysis on locally symmetric spaces and the-ory of affine buildings.

The CRC TRR 358 will create an attractive research environment with many guests, seminars and workshops and offers extensive funds for business trips.

In the context of subproject A2, the following position is available at the Institute of Mathematics, part of the Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics at the earliest possi-ble opportunity:

PhD student (f/m/d) (Salary is according to EG 13 TV-L)

with 75% of the regular working hours. The temporary position is initially limited to 31st of December 2026 due to third-party funding within the meaning of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (Wis-sZeitVG). The duration of the fixed term corresponds to the approved project period at the University of Paderborn. The possibility of a doctoral procedure/further scientific qualification is given.

Your Tasks:

• Active participation in project-internal activities of the CRC and the working group „Computer algebra and number theory”

• Participation in general work of CRC TRR 358, planning and support of general joint CRC ac-tivities

• Scientific collaboration in the subproject A2

Your profile:

• Very good scientific university degree (master’s or Diplom degree) in mathematics

• Background in number theory and/or computer algebra

• Good skills of spoken and written English

We offer:

• Exciting, highly relevant research topics

• Collegial environment with many creative opportunities

Applications from women are particularly welcome and, in case of equal qualifications and experiences, will receive preferential treatment according to the state law (LGG), unless there are preponderant rea-sons to give preference to another applicant. Part-time employment is generally possible. Applications from disabled people with appropriate suitability are explicitly welcome. This also applies to people with equal opportunities in accordance with the German social law SGB IX.

Applications (including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, diplomas) and one or two additional let-ters of recommendation from university teachers – directly from the author – are requested under the reference number 6198 by 4th of December 2023 (preferably in a single pdf file) by email to:

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Paderborn University
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