Postdoctoral Fellowship in Topology

Trondheim, Norway
NOK 515 200 per annum before tax
25 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
17 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the position

We have a vacancy for a postdoctoral fellowship in topology, mentored by Claudia Scheimbauer, at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU starting in fall 2019. The position is for three years with teaching (4 courses) or two years without teaching. The workplace will be in Trondheim.

Job description

The position is part of the project "Higher category theory meets quantum field theory", funded by the Bergen Research Foundation. The funded project lies at the intersection of mathematical physics and algebraic topology, more precisely in the mathematical study of field theories using methods from homotopy theory. The candidate is expected to conduct research in one of these areas and collaborate with the principal investigator and other researchers on topics related to the project. The project has considerable travel money available for postdocs, as well as a budget for inviting guests. More information can be found on the project website .

Qualification requirements

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. The postdoctoral fellow must hold a PhD within a discipline relevant to the project, such as topology, mathematical physics, or related topics. PhD students in their last year are invited to apply; employment will then be postponed until the PhD degree is finished. The candidate must be fluent in English, both oral and written.

The appointment is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants and national guidelines for appointment as PhD, post doctor and research assistant.

Personal characteristics

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability, as well as motivation, in terms of the qualification requirements specified in the advertisement

We offer

  • exciting and stimulating tasks in a strong international  academic environment
  • an open and inclusive work environment with dedicated colleagues
  • favourable terms in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
  • employee benefits

Salary and conditions

Postdoctoral candidates are remunerated in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 515 200 per annum before tax. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Appointment takes place on the terms that apply to State employees at any time, and after the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

General information

Working at NTNU

A good work environment is characterized by diversity. We encourage qualified candidates to apply, regardless of their gender, functional capacity or cultural background. Under the Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova), information about the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to have their name entered on the list of applicants.

For further information, please contact: Claudia Scheimbauer, .

About the application:

The application must include the following:

  • CV including information on educational background, work experience, preprints and publications
  • Research plan
  • Contact information for two references

Other documents which the applicant finds relevant may also be included.

Please submit your application electronically via, including the documents asked for above. Please refer to the application number 2018/39142 when applying. Interviews will be conducted via Skype during the week of January 7th to 11th 2019.

Application deadline: 17.12.2018.

NTNU - knowledge for a better world

The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) creates knowledge for a better world and solutions that can change everyday life.

Department of Mathematical Sciences 

We are Norway’s largest university environment in mathematical sciences. The Department has a particular responsibility for all basis education in mathematical sciences for engineering and natural science students at NTNU. We focus on long-term basic research and applied research at a high international level. 

Our aim is to meet the society’s needs for mathematical and statistical expertise in business and public administration as well as in the research and education sector.  The Department of Mathematical Sciences is one of seven departments in the Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering .

Deadline 17.12.2018
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Project
Place of service Trondheim

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