Postdoctoral position in symplectic topology and mathematical physics

Jun 05, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Mathematics conducts research and education at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels within mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The department has about 140 employees. The number of annual students at the undergraduate and graduate level is about 770. The department has three research programs: analysis and probability, algebra and geometry, and applied mathematics and statistics. For more information, please visit the  Department of Mathematics web page.

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Conduct research in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics. Teaching and administration can also be included, no more than 20 percent.


PhD degree in mathematics or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in mathematics. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

Documented ability to conduct excellent research in mathematics within the fields of symplectic and contact topology, mathematical physics or related subjects. Of particular interest is research connected to modern symplectic invariants based on pseudoholomorphic curves, such as the Fukaya category, Symplectic Field Theory, Gromov-Witten invariants, skein and Chern-Simons theory, and related topics.

Ability to teach in Swedish or English is a requirement as well as proficiency in spoken and written English.

About the employment

The employment is a temporary position of two years according to central collective agreement.  Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 September 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Tobias Ekholm, email:, tel +4618-471 6399 or Georgios Dimitroglou Rizell, email:, tel +4618-471 3225.

Please submit your application by 5 June 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1689.

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Placement: Department of Mathematics

  • Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position
  • Pay: Fixed salary
  • Number of positions: 1
  • Working hours: 100%
  • Town: Uppsala
  • County: Uppsala län
  • Country: Sweden
  • Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben



  • Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/1689
  • Last application date: 2023-06-05