Saarland University, Faculty of Mathematics

Position ID: UdS-ARA [#16976, W1808]
Position Title: Academic Research Assistant
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Saarbruecken, Saarland 66123, Germany [map]
Subject Area: Algebraic and complex geometry
Application Deadline: 2021/01/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/08, listed until 2021/06/08)
Position Description:    

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Saarland University is a campus university that is internationally recognized for its strong research programmes. Fostering young academic talent and creating ideal conditions for teaching and research are a core part of the university’s mission. As part of the University of the Greater Region, Saarland University enables students and staff to share and exchange knowledge and ideas between disciplines, between universities and across borders. With over 17,000 national and international students, studying more than a hundred different academic disciplines, Saarland University is a diverse and dynamic learning environment. Saarland University is officially recognized as one of Germany’s family-friendly higher-education institutions and with a combined workforce of more than 4,000 it is one of the largest employers in the region.

The Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science is inviting applications for the following position commencing 01 October 2021:

Academic research assistant (m/f/x)
Reference number W1808, salary in accordance with the German TV-L salary scale, pay grade: E13 TV-L, for the duration of 3 years with the possibility of extension for another 3 years, employment: 100 % of standard working time.

Workplace/Department: Department of Mathematics

Job requirements and responsibilities:
• Research in algebraic and complex geometry, in particular in birational geometry

Your academic qualifications:
• Doctoral degree / PhD in algebraic geometry

The successful candidate will also be expected to:
• have an above average research track record in algebraic geometry
• have expertise in birational geometry, in particular in the Minimal Model Program and/or applications of L2- methods in complex geometry and/or the geometry of K-trivial varieties
• contribute to the research of the department
• contribute to the teaching of the department (4 hours per week)

[TV-L = collective agreement on remuneration of public sector employees in the German Länder. The pay grade assigned to an employee depends on their professional qualifications and the number of years of service. Each pay grade is further subdivided into levels. Entry-level employees with no previous experience will initially be assigned a level 1 rating. After one year at level 1 of the E13 pay grade, an employee will move up to level 2. After a further two years, the employee will move to level 3, etc.]

What we can offer you:
• A flexible work schedule allowing you to balance work and family
• A broad range of further education and professional development programmes
• An occupational health management model with numerous attractive options, such as our university sports programme
• Supplementary pension scheme (RZVK)
• Discounted tickets on local public transport services (‘Jobticket‘)

We look forward to receiving your application in electronic form. The application should include your CV, publications list and a Research Statement. Please quote reference number W1808 when applying. Applications must be received by no later than 31.01.2021 and should be sent to with cc to In addition, please arrange for two independent letters of recommendation to be sent by email to the same email-addresses.

If you have any questions, please contact Prof. Vladimir Lazić for assistance, Email:, Tel.: +49 681 302 3800.

Saarland University
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Prof. Vladimir Lazić
Campus E2 4
66123 Saarbrücken

In accordance with the objectives of its equal opportunities plan, Saarland University seeks to increase the proportion of women in this field. Qualified female candidates are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Preferential consideration will be given to applications from disabled candidates of equal eligibility. The successful candidate has the option of choosing to work part-time in this position. Pay grade classification is based on the particular details of the position held and the extent to which the applicant meets the requirements of the pay grade within the TV-L salary scale. When you submit a job application to Saarland University you will be transmitting personal data. Please refer to our privacy notice for information on how we collect and process personal data in accordance with Art. 13 of the Datenschutz-Grundverordnung. By submitting your application you confirm that you have taken note of the information in the Saarland University privacy notice.

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Saarland University
Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Prof. Vladimir Lazić
Campus E2 4
66123 Saarbrücken
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