8 positions for Ph.D. students (part time 75%) for three years with an option for extension 2 positions for post-doctoral researchers (full time) for two years

The LOEWE research unit Uniformized structures in arithmetic and geometry, housed at the Departments of Mathematics of TU Darmstadt and GU Frankfurt, welcomes applications for the following positions, with the starting date of January 1st, 2018:

8 positions for Ph.D. students (part time 75%) for three years with an option for extension
2 positions for post-doctoral researchers (full time) for two years

The positions are part of the new LOEWE research unit, led by professors Jan Bruinier, Alex Küronya, Martin Möller, Anna von Pippich, Nils Scheithauer, Jakob Stix, Torsten Wedhorn and Annette Werner. Research activities focus on the projects Orthogonal Shimura varieties, Kudla conjecture, Borcherds products, Vertex algebras, Anabelian section conjecture, and Tropical and enumerative geometry of moduli spaces.

Candidates for the Ph.D. student positions must have completed a degree (Diploma or Master's) in mathematics or a related subject, and have background related to at least one of the research projects of the LOEWE unit. The students will have the opportunity to work towards a Ph.D. degree.

Candidates for the post-doctoral positions must have a Ph.D. degree in mathematics or a related subject, with an excellent dissertation related to at least one of the research projects of the LOEWE unit. The post-doctoral researchers will have the opportunity to further their research program and scientific qualifications.

The candidates are expected to focus on research projects within the scope of the LOEWE research unit. The candidates should indicate their research interests and their preferred scientific advisor in the application. The successful candidates will have a position at the university of their scientific advisor.

TU Darmstadt and GU Frankfurt are committed to increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore particularly encourage qualified female scientists to apply. TU Darmstadt and GU Frankfurt are equal opportunity employers, and suitable accommodations will be made for disabled applicants.

Part-time employment is generally possible.

Qualified academics are invited to submit their application, indicating the job opening number, and accompanied by the usual documents, to LOEWE research unit coordinator Jan Bruinier at the following address: Prof. Jan Bruinier, Fachbereich Mathematik, TU Darmstadt, Schlossgartenstr. 7, 64289 Darmstadt (Germany), algebra [at] mathematik.tu-darmstadt.de (single .pdf-file, max. 5MB).

No original documents should be submitted as the documents will not be returned to the applicant. Please submit photocopies of any relevant documentation.

Code. No. 417

Application deadline: October 27, 2017