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Researcher in Dynamical Systems, Several Complex Variables and Algebraic Geometry

Deadline: 30.04.2023

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7500 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society.

The Department of Mathematics is part of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo. The Department is engaged in teaching and research covering a wide spectrum of subjects within mathematics, mechanics and statistics. The research is on theory, methods and applications. The areas represented include: fluid mechanics, biomechanics, statistics and data science, computational mathematics, combinatorics, partial differential equations, stochastics and risk, algebra, geometry, topology, operator algebras, complex analysis and logic.

We have almost 50 persons in permanent academic positions and a large number of post docs and Ph.D. students. We also have an administrative and technical staff. The department represents a leading research environment in mathematical areas in Norway, and has a highly international profile.

Job description

Position as Researcher in Dynamical Systems, Several Complex Variables and Algebraic Geometry available at Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.

Starting date no later than 01.07.2023.

The appointment is a fulltime position and is for a period of 13 months, devoted to carrying out the project #300814 Geometric and dynamical properties of rational maps (GrandDrm) funded by the Research Council of Norway. The project focuses specially on several topics in dynamics of birational maps and automorphisms, rationality problem and computer algebra, an open question related to Weil’s Riemann hypothesis (as well as Riemann hypothesis itself) and Oka theory in the algebraic setting, as well as applications of these in designing good algorithms to solve systems of equations. The successful candidate is expected to attend and present work at internal seminars, as well as external conferences, and go on research visits. The successful candidate is also expected to contribute to the project’s webpage. More details can be enquired with Tuyen Trung Truong, e-mail: tuyentt@math.uio.no.

Qualification requirements

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. Candidates 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 Master’s degree or equivalent in Mathematics with background in relevant subjects.
  • Documented strong research backgrounds and potentials in the research areas encompassed in the project.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Ability and track record with regard to research outputs (e.g. preprints, source codes on GitHub).

Personal skills:

  • Ability to lead and conduct research in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to study new subjects and become independent in thinking and researching.
  • Motivation for researching new and challenging questions.

We offer

  • Salary NOK 501 200 – 544 400 per year depending on qualifications in position as Researcher (position code 1108)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement
  • Professionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest) of maximum 2 pages. The cover letter should mention some specific ideas on how you will contribute to the project.
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, research outputs, outreach activities) of maximum 3 pages.
  • Copies of the original educational certificates and academic transcript of records.
  • List of publications and academic work that the applicant wishes to be considered by the evaluation committee.
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and telephone number).

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. 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, as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

Formal regulations

According to the Norwegian Freedom of 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.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. Furthermore, we want employees with diverse professional expertise, life experience and perspectives.

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

Contact information

For further information please contact: Tuyen Trung Truong, phone: +47 22 85 59 32, e-mail: tuyentt@math.uio.no

For technical questions about the recruitment system, please contact HR-Officer Ole Rustad (ole.rustad@mn.uio.no, +47 22 85 13 87)

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