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

Position ID: 2675-PRF [#20001, 2022/3726]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Position Location: TromsøTroms 9037, Norway [map]
Subject Area: Applied Algebraic Geometry
Application Deadline: 2022/06/28 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/05/09, listed until 2022/06/28)
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Faculty of Science and Technology 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Applied Algebraic Geometry

The position
UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Faculty of Science and Technology, has a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position vacant from autumn 2022. The position is attached to the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, and the research group in pure mathematics within this department.

The position is a fixed term position for a duration of three years. The position can be assigned teaching and related work for UiT in an amount equivalent up to 20 % of full-time employment. 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 workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.

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 position's field of research
The position will be attached to the project “Symmetry in quantitative and algorithmic real algebraic geometry” (SymRAG) funded by Tromsø Foskningsstiftelse and the Lie-Størmer Center for fundamental structures in computational and pure mathematics (Lie-Størmer Center). The main focus of research will be around round mathematical structures that are fundamental efficient computations, in particular, on the role of symmetry, respectively order, to facilitate and structure computational processes.

Further information about the position is available by contacting:

The successful candidate for this position will ideally have a background in algorithmic real algebraic geometry or applied algebra. However, also experience in neighboring areas such as, for example, combinatorial optimization, algebraic topology, algebraic statistics, complexity theory will be considered valuable for this position.

For appointment as Postdoctoral Fellow, the applicant requires:
  • Norwegian doctoral degree in the subject area concerned or a corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognised 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 submit the thesis with your application. You must have dissertated before the start-up date of the position.

Fluency in English is required.

The applicant is asked to include a project proposal. This proposal should draw connections to ongoing research activities in the Algebra group or the Lie-Størmer Center. The proposal should include a progress plan.

In the assessment the main emphasis will be attached to the submitted works and the project proposal for the qualifying work. During the assessment emphasis will also 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  
  • The UiT campus is near the center of Tromsø, a vibrant city located in Northern Norway with approximately 75 000 inhabitants, surrounded by the stunning landscape of Northern Scandinavia. The location also offers ample opportunities, e.g., sighting aurora, hiking, and skiing.
  • More practical information for working and living in Norway can be found here: https://uit.no/staffmobility 

Your application must include:
  • Letter of application
  • Project proposal
  • 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.
The applicant may submit up to 5 works that are central to his/her production.

In addition, the applicant shall provide a description of his/her scientific production stating which works he/she considers the most important and shall therefore be the main emphasis of the assessment. A brief description of the other listed works shall also be included to demonstrate depth of production. These descriptions shall be an attachment to the application.

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.

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.

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 women in academic positions. In cases where two or more applicants are found to be approximately equally qualified, women 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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