Doctoral Scholarship in Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Topology
University of Antwerp Faculty of Science
Belgium

Doctoral Scholarship Holder in The Field of Noncommutative Algebraic Geometry and Algebraic Topology

Department : Department of Mathematics

Regime : Full-time

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The Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Sciences is looking for a full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the field of noncommutative algebraic geometry and algebraic topology.

Position

  • You will work actively on the preparation of a PhD thesis in one of the subdomains of noncommutative geometry. The main research topics of the team you are working in are noncommutative algebraic geometry and homological algebra with particular interest in noncommutative deformations and higher category theory.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for the research group Fundamental Mathematics.

Profile

  • You hold a Master degree in Mathematics or Physics or you will have obtained it by the time you start work.
  • You have a strong background in algebra and geometry.
  • You can demonstrate excellent study results.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision.
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies.
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation.
  • You have good communication/writing skills and a good mastery of the English language.

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of two years. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed for another two years.
  • The planned start date is 1st June 2021 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for contract research staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will do most of your work at Middelheim Campus in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here.

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 1st March 2021 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button, complete the online application form and be sure to include the following attachments: a motivation letter, your extended CV, a detailed survey of the courses taken during the master education and two reference letters.
  • You also send a copy of these attachments to Professor Wendy Lowen, PI of the project, wendy.lowen@uantwerpen.be
  • The selection committee will review all of the applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to jobs@uantwerpen.be. If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Professor Wendy Lowen, PI of the project, wendy.lowen@uantwerpen.be.

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

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