Postdoctoral Fellow in Algebraic Geometry

Stockholm University Department of Mathematics

Postdoctoral Fellow in Algebraic Geometry Stockholm

Ref. No. SU FV-4192-20


at the Department of Mathematics. Closing date: 20 December 2020.

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has 38 faculty staff members, divided into three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical statistics and Computational mathematics. The Division of Mathematics carries out research in a wide range of topics in pure mathematics, including algebra, analysis, combinatorics, geometry, logic and topology.

The department has a large and active research group in algebra, geometry, and topology. Moreover, the group works closely with the corresponding research group at the mathematics department of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, which is at walking distance.

Project description

The department is looking to hire a postdoctoral researchers and we invite applicants working within algebraic geometry interpreted broadly, including also arithmetic geometry. Special attention will be given to candidates with expertise in the study of derived categories, or in algebraic geometry over fields other than that of the complex numbers. Successful applicants will be funded by Sofia Tirabassi’s Wallenberg International Postdoctoral fellow grant Derived Categories in Positive Characteristic.

Main responsibilities

The main responsibility is to carry out research. The position also includes some teaching duties (up to 20 %), which may include supervision of students. The successful applicant is expected to contribute to the activities of the department, through active participation in seminars, working groups, etc.

Qualification requirements

Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria

The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar. Note that you do not need to have completed the doctoral degree to apply.

In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills, and to the candidate’s potential to interact with the principal investigator of the project as well as with other members of the research group in Algebra, Geometry, Topology, and Combinatorics. Applicants are expected to be able to express themselves fluently in English both oral and written, have good communication and social skills.

Terms of employment

The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. The starting date July 1st, 2021 or as per agreement. We understand that these are difficult times, and will try to accommodate the starting date constraints of the successful applicants as much as possible.

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Further information about the position can be obtained from Sofia Tirabassi,

General inquiries may also be directed to the Head of the Division of Mathematics, Jonas Bergström,

Union representatives

Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).


Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references.

Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters no later than December 20,  2020, via e-mail to and state in the subject line: SU FV-4192-20 + name of the applicant.

And, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 20/12/2020