Postdoctoral Fellowship in Complex Geometry

Trondheim, Norway
10 Feb 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

About the position

A postdoctoral fellowship in complex geometry, supervised by Xu Wang, is available at the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU, starting as early as June 2021. The successful candidate will be offered a two-year position without teaching; the Department may also offer a six- to twelve-month extension as a teaching assistant.

The place of employment will be Trondheim, Norway. 

Duties of the position

The candidates research activities will be expected to align with the complex Brunn-Minkowski theory (see Complex Brunn-Minkowski theory and positivity of vector bundles). The candidate will be a member of the analysis group and is expected to participate actively in the group activities. More information about the group can be found here:

The candidate is expected to be flexible in regard to short-term or long-term international research stays. 

Travelling with respect to conferences, meetings, workshops may be expected as part of the position.

Required selection criteria

A postdoctoral research fellowship is a qualification position in which the main objective is qualification for work in academic positions. You must have completed a Norwegian doctoral degree in mathematics, or a closely related field, or corresponding foreign doctoral degree recognized as equivalent to a Norwegian doctoral degree is required.

If, for any reason, you have taken a career break or have had an atypical career and wish to disclose this in your application, the selection committee will take this into account, recognizing that the quantity of your research may be reduced as a result.

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. 

  • Suitable candidates should have a PhD in complex geometry/algebraic geometry/several complex variables or an area related to the project.
  • Ability to carry out research at a high level, as demonstrated by published work. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff and students. 

Preferred selection criteria

  • Experience with vanishing theorems and positivity in algebraic geometry is desirable, but not required. 
  • Good written and oral English language skills.
  • Ability to attract external funding.
  • Demonstrated ability of teaching and supervision experience. 

Personal characteristics

  • Communicates information with clarity and ease, both orally and in writing. 
  • Develops considerable expertise over time.
  • Positive, creative, and enthusiastic. 
  • Seeks new challenges at work. 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. 

We offer

Salary and conditions

The period of employment is 2 years with no teaching, but the Department may offer between 6 to 12 months in addition with teaching and other duties.

Postdoctoral candidates are placed in code 1352, and are normally remunerated at gross from NOK 545 300 per annum before tax, depending on qualifications and seniority. From the salary, 2% is deducted as a contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants, and the acts relating to Control of the Export of Strategic Goods, Services and Technology. Candidates who by assessment of the application and attachment are seen to conflict with the criteria in the latter law will be prohibited from recruitment to NTNU. After the appointment you must assume that there may be changes in the area of work.

It is a prerequisite you can be present at and accessible to the institution on a daily basis.

About the application

The application and supporting documentation to be used as the basis for the assessment must be in English.

Publications and other scientific work must follow the application. Please note that applications are only evaluated based on the information available on the application deadline. You should ensure that your application shows clearly how your skills and experience meet the criteria which are set out above. 

The application must include 

  • CV including information on educational background, any relevant work or teaching experience, and any preprints or publications.
  • A short research statement describing the candidate’s experience with and interest in the research area and explaining the relevance of the candidate’s background.
  • A copy of the PhD thesis, for those who are near the completion of their degree, or a short summary of the candidate’s plans for the thesis. 
  • Relevant publications or preprints.
  • Copies of relevant university transcripts and diplomas. Candidates from universities outside Norway are also requested to send a Diploma Supplement or similar documentation, which describes in detail the program of study, the grading system, and the rights to further studies associated with the degree obtained.
  • Contact information for at least two references.
  • Documentation of fluency in the English language. 

Other documents that the applicant finds relevant may also be included. We may ask for further documents when necessary during the hiring process. 

In the evaluation of which candidate is best qualified, emphasis will be placed on education, experience and personal suitability. Applicants who have been short-listed will be invited for interviews. 

NTNU is committed to following evaluation criteria for research quality according to The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment - DORA.

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. 

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural scene. Trondheim is the innovation capital of Norway with a population of 200,000. The Norwegian welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall equality, is probably the best of its kind in the world. Professional subsidized day-care for children is easily available. Furthermore, Trondheim offers great opportunities for education (including international schools) and possibilities to enjoy nature, culture and family life and has low crime rates and clean air quality. 

As an employee at NTNU, you must at all times adhere to the changes that the development in the subject entails and the organizational changes that are adopted.

Information Act (Offentleglova), your name, age, position and municipality may be made public even if you have requested not to have your name entered on the list of applicants.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Xu Wang, email: . 

Please submit your application electronically via with your CV, diplomas and certificates. Applications submitted elsewhere will not be considered. Diploma Supplement is required to attach for European Master Diplomas outside Norway. Chinese applicants are required to provide confirmation of Master Diploma from China Credentials Verification (CHSI).

If you are invited for interview you must include certified copies of transcripts and reference letters. Please refer to the application number 2021/9062 when applying. 

Application deadline: 05.03.2021 (5th March).

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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 5th March 202
Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Municipality Trondheim
Scope Fulltime
Duration Project
Place of service Trondheim