Department of Mathematics, University of Hamburg

Position ID: 939-POSTDOCTORAL [#11395]
Position Title: Post-Doc Research Associate
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Hamburg, Hamburg 20146, Germany [map]
Subject Areas: Mathematics/Physics
Starting Date: 2018/10/01
Application Deadline: 2018/01/10 finished (2017/11/24, finished 2018/04/11, listed until 2018/05/24)
Position Description:    

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The Research Training Group builds on an established and very lively collaboration between the Departments of Mathematics and Physics and the string theory group of DESY ( It is embedded in a larger research environment of the Center for Mathematical Physics ( The Research Training Group aims at educating mathematicians and mathematical physicists with basic knowledge in string theory and quantum field theory that enables them to participate actively in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research. Research topics include differential geometry connected to supersymmetry, three-dimensional topological field theories, mirror symmetry, string topology and holomorphic curves, and integrable models. Students connect and broaden their individual Ph.D. projects by lectures of resident and guest scientists, working seminars, block courses and exchange programs. All activities take place in English.

We now invite applications for one full time position (39 hours/week) of

Post-Doc Research Associate (wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in in einem post-doc-Arbeitsverhältnis) -

salary group 13-TV-L - with a starting date of October 1, 2018. The short-term contract is limited to two years, in compliance with § 2 of the Academic Fixed-Term Contract Law (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz).

The university intends to increase the number of women amongst its academic personnel and expressly encourages qualified women to apply. In compliance with the Hamburg Equal Opportunity Law, preference will be given to qualified female applicants.

Responsibilities: The Research Associates duties would include: (1) carry out independent research on a topic in the scope of the RTG, preferably in an area of algebra or topology; (2) consult and support the doctoral students in their area of expertise; (3) help to run the students self-organized activities such as the RTG student seminar; (4) help in the organization of special activities of the RTG such as block seminars and summer schools.

Requirements: Academic degree in Mathematics or Physics plus doctoral degree. Research with relations to one or several of the topics of the Research Training Group. A slight preference will be given to applicants whose research interests relate to at least one of the algebraic projects in the RTG. Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications.

Application dossiers including a curriculum vitae, a research statement, copies of certifications of academic qualifications held and three confidential letters of recommendation shall be submitted by email to the address below by January 10, 2018.

Contact: Gerda Mierswa Silva Email:

Fachbereich Mathematik, Universität Hamburg, Bundesstr. 55, 20146 Hamburg, Germany.


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Sekretariat Graduiertenkolleg 1670
Universität Hamburg, Fachbereich Mathematik
Bundesstraße 55 (Geomatikum), 20146 Hamburg
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