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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mathematics – University of Oslo, Norway, 2022

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Position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow available at the Department of Mathematics at University of Oslo, Norway, 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: Mar 01, 2023
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: 544400 NOK / YEAR

Workplace:
Department of Mathematics
University of Oslo, Problemveien, Oslo, Norway

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Qualification Details

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences has a strategic ambition to be among Europe’s leading communities for research, education and innovation. 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.

  • By the time of appointment, the candidate must hold a degree equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree in mathematics or theoretical physics. The thesis must be submitted, and the date of public defense must be set by the time of application.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English.

Personal skills

  • Exceptional analytical skills
  • Being able to draw connections and see the broad picture
  • Independent and creative thinking
  • Being able to work in a group
  • Positive and enthusiastic
  • Willing to contribute to a positive working environment

Responsibilities/Job Description

The position is part of a large interdisciplinary project QOMBINE – “Mathematics for quantum computation and manybody theory”, funded by the Research Council of Norway, which focuses on mathematical problems for quantum computation and many-body theory. More specifically, it will address theoretical questions around the topic of noise-resistant quantum computation, and try to find application to many-body theory and information processing. The Postdoctoral Fellow will be part of the Operator Algebra group, where the work will be conducted in close collaboration with other members of the QOMBINE project.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will:

  • Look for application of the theory of tensor category and quantum groups to problems related to topological quantum computation.
  • Work in close collaboration with researchers in operator algebras, many-body theory, and quantum information theory.
  • Join a research group with broad expertise in mathematics, quantum chemistry, and theoretical physics.

The main purpose of a postdoctoral fellowship is to provide the candidates with enhanced skills to pursue a scientific top position within or beyond academia. To promote a strategic career path, all postdoctoral research fellows are required to submit a professional development plan no later than one month after commencement of the postdoctoral period.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

How to apply

The application must include

  • Cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (summarizing education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activity)
  • Copies of educational certificates, academic transcript of records
  • Letters of recommendation: these are not to be submitted with the application, but may be requested later during the evaluation process
  • A complete list of publications and up to 5 academic works 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. 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, the project description (whenever this is required in the call for applicants), and the quality of the project as well as the candidates motivation and personal suitability. Interviews with the best qualified candidates will be arranged.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to complete the project in the course of the period of employment.

About the Department/Section/Group

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.

About the Employer: University of Oslo (UiO), Norway

Note or Other details

  • Salary NOK 544 400 – 626 300 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Postdoctoral Research Fellow (position code 1352)
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreementProfessionally stimulating working environment
  • Vibrant international academic environment
  • Postdoctoral development programmes
  • Oslo’s family-friendly surroundings with their rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

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Contact details

For further information please contact:

Makoto Yamashita, phone: +47 228 55831, e-mail: [email protected] or

Sergiy Neshveyev, phone: +47 228 55921, e-mail:  [email protected]

For questions regarding Jobbnorge, please contact HR Adviser Ole Rustad, e-mail: [email protected]

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Published on: | Last Updated: Aug 27, 2022 | at nViews Career by nViews Career Team