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Postdoctoral researcher (2 years) within Mathematical Analysis

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is offering a postdoctoral scholarship within the project Operator theory, optimization and singularities. The scholarship is full-time for two years with access 1 January 2023 or by agreement.

Project description

The project is titled Operator theory, optimization and singularities, and belongs to the fields of complex analysis, operator theory and functional analysis. More precisely concrete operators, analytic functions spaces, optimization problems (such as calculating the operator norm) and applications to mathematical physics and geometry are considered.

The appointed candidate will get the opportunity to carry out collaborative research according to a mutually agreed research plan. They will also get the opportunity to present their research at international conferences and to actively participate in joint workshops and seminars.

This postdoctoral scholarship is financed and administered by The Kempe Foundation (JCK22-0052). The stipend is tax free and will be 648 000 SEK for two years, meaning 324 000 SEK per year.

Qualifications

To qualify as a post doctoral scholarship holder, the postdoctoral fellow is required to have completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree. This qualification requirements must be fulfilled no later than at the time of the decision about scholarship recipient.

Priority should be given to candidates who completed their doctoral degree, according to what is stipulated in the paragraph above, no later than three years prior. If there are special reasons, candidates who completed their doctoral degree prior to that may also be eligible. Special reasons include absence due to illness, parental leave, appointments of trust in trade union organizations, military service, or similar circumstances, as well as clinical practice or other forms of appointment/assignment relevant to the subject area.

A successful candidate is expected have background in mathematical analysis, more precisely complex analysis, operator theory and functional analysis. Good skills in the English language are required. Some key concepts include Hardy, Bergman and Fock spaces, concrete operators (Toeplitz and Hankel operators, Volterra operators, area operators, Bergman projection, Beurling transform etc.) Toeplitz determinants and Riemann-Hilbert problems. Prior knowledge on one or more of these topics will be seen as an advantage. Knowledge on harmonic analysis and probability will also be beneficial.

Application

A full application should include:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your research background and future ambitions, and how they fit the described project (max 3 pages),
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) with publication list,
  • Verified copy of doctoral degree certificate or documentation that clarifies when the degree of doctor is expected to be obtained,
  • Verified copies of other diplomas, list of completed academic courses and grades,
  • Copy of doctoral thesis, 
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.
  • Contact information to two persons willing to act as references.

Submit your application as a PDF marked with the reference number FS 2.1.6-1178-22, both in the file name and in the subject field of the email, to medel@diarie.umu.se. The application can be written in English (preferably) or Swedish. Application deadline is 31 August 2022.

Further information

For more information, please contact Antti Perälä: antti.perala@umu.se

More information about the department: www.umu.se/en/department-of-mathematics-and-mathematical-statistics/

We look forward to receiving your application.