Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Algebraic Geometry
University of Oslo Department of Mathematics

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Algebraic Geometry



Job description


Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellowship available in Algebraic Geometry to be based at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.


We seek candidates whose research interests enhance and complement the research group in algebraic geometry


The candidate is expected to have research interests related to the theme of the project "Algebraic and topological cycles in complex and tropical geometry''. The main focus areas of this research group are applications of tropical geometry to complex, discrete, and real geometries. See .



More about the position


The appointment  is a fulltime position for a period of two years and is to begin no later than October 1st, 2019.


The main purpose of the fellowship is to qualify researchers for work in higher academic positions within their disciplines.



Qualification requirements


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition of being a leading research faculty. Candidates for these fellowships will be selected in accordance with this, and expected to be in the upper segment of their class with respect to academic credentials.


    Applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in algebraic geometry. Doctoral dissertation must be submitted for evaluation by the closing date. Appointment is dependent on the public defence of the doctoral thesis being approved.

    Candidates must demonstrate a research track record in the fields of complex, tropical, or real algebraic geometry.

    The successful candidate should be highly motivated. They should have the capability to work independently and with members of the research group "Algebraic and topological cycles in complex and tropical geometry'' and the group in algebraic geometry.

    Fluent oral and written communication skills in English



We offer


    Salary NOK 515 200 – 597 400 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)

    A professionally stimulating working environment

    Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities



How to apply


The application must include


    Cover letter

    A research statement detailing achievements and directions of interest

    CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)

    Copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)

    A complete list of publications

    List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)


The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).


In assessing the applications, special emphasis will be placed on the documented, academic qualifications, relevance of the applicant’s research area, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.



Formal regulations


Please see the guidelines and regulations for appointments to Postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Oslo.


No one can be appointed for more than one Postdoctoral Fellow period at the University of Oslo.


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.


The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.


The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.



Contact information


For further information please contact: Kristin Shaw, e-mail:


For technical questions regarding the recruitment system please contact: HR Officer Nina Holtan, e-mail:



About the University of Oslo


The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.


Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. The Department is engaged in research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics.

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