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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Algebraic Geometry

Deadline 13.01.2019

Job description

Universitetet i 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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Applications are invited for a 2 year position as Postdoctoral Fellow in Algebraic Geometry to be based at the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Oslo.

This is a full-time postdoctoral position in mathematics at the University of Oslo. We seek candidates whose research interests enhance and complement the research group in algebraic geometry. These include for example birational geometry, complex geometry, moduli spaces, and classical algebraic geometry. Information about the Algebraic Geometry group at UiO can be found here


The supporting grant for this position is part of the project "Positivity and geometry of higher codimension subvarieties'' funded by the Norwegian Research Council. The candidate is expected to have research interests related to the theme of this project. See:


More about the position

The position will be for a period of 2 years, starting no later than August 1, 2019 and comes with no teaching responsibilities or administrative duties.

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.

  • The candidate must have a PhD or other corresponding education 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.
  • The relevant candidate must demonstrate a good research track record in complex algebraic geometry and/or birational geometry
  • The successful applicant should be highly motivated, have the capability to work independently as well as in collaboration with members of the research group, and have good communication skills
  • The candidates should have 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

  • Application letter
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work)
  • Research statement: achievements and directions of interests
  • List of publications
  • PhD thesis or a preliminary description or draft of a PhD thesis
  • Copies of educational certificates, transcript of records
  • References of 2-3 persons with contact detail (full name, position, affiliation, e-mail, telephone number). Please detail the relationship of the reference persons with the applicant.

Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to Associate Professor John Christian Ottem.

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).

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 as Postdoctoral Fellow for more than one specified period at the same institution.

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: Associate Professor John Christian Ottem, email: [email protected]

For technical questions regrding the recruitment system please contact: HR-officer Nina Holtan, email: [email protected]

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