Postdoctoral Researcher in Quasiconformal Geometry
University of Helsinki Department of Mathematics and Statistics

The University of Helsinki (, founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics ( is the largest university department for mathematical sciences in Finland. The multifaceted research carried out at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics has received the highest points in several evaluations. The department collaborates actively with other universities, as well as with many research institutes in the sector, both at home and abroad. The department belongs to the Faculty of Science.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for a

Postdoctoral Researcher

position for a fixed-term period of two years (September 2021 – August 2023) to work in the Academy of Finland project #332671 Geometry and Applications of Quasiregular Curves. The position´s main focus is on research in the broad area of quasiconformal geometry/analysis and geometric function theory. Familiarity with conformal geometry, (pseudo)holomorphic curves, and calibrated geometries is considered as an advantage. In addition to research, a postdoctoral researcher has a yearly teaching commitment of 81 hours.

Applicants for the Postdoctoral Researcher position are expected to have a PhD degree in mathematics or other relevant field.

Salary and benefits

The salary is determined based on an applicant´s qualifications and experience, but the starting salary is typically in the range 3400 – 3800€.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The University provides support for internationally recruited employees and their family members with their transition to work and life in Finland. For more on the University of Helsinki as an employer, please see

How to apply

Applicants are kindly asked to submit their applications no later than on Sunday May 30, 2021 (time zone UTC +3) through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link “Apply for the position”.

Please attach following documents as a single PDF file to the application:

• Curriculum vitae
• List of publications
• A short research proposal (max 3 pages) related to the topics of research mentioned above.

Women and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Additional information

For further information on the position, please contact Professor Pekka Pankka (

The University of Helsinki reserves the right for justified reasons to leave the position open, to extend the application period and to consider candidates who have not submitted applications during the application period.

Due date

31.05.2021 23:59 EEST


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