The Algebra Group of the Mathematics Department at the Technical University Darmstadt, Germany invites applications for a

Doctoral researcher position – 75%

The position is available from October 1, 2021 for a period of up to three years with the possibility of an extension for a further year.

Within the project "RedLang - 101002592" funded by the European Research Council (ERC), geometric aspects of the Langlands program are to be investigated with the help of cohomological methods, in particular integral aspects of the motivic Satake equivalence. This ambitious project includes a detailed analysis of the relevant geometry of affine flag varieties. A close cooperation with the Algebra Group of the TU Darmstadt, the Rhine-Main universities funded within the DFG Project CRC326 - GAUS as well as attending summer schools and conferences at home and abroad is expected.

The project is in cooperation with the University of Clermont Auvergne, France. In particular, there is the possibility of a research stay and a scientific exchange on site.

Required qualifications:

Motivated candidates with a completed academic degree (M.Sc.) in mathematics or a related subject should have substantial knowledge of modern algebraic geometry. This includes the theory of schemes and their étale cohomology. Experience with representation theory of reductive groups and the homotopy theory of schemes (motives) is also desirable. Excellent communication skills in English (spoken and written) are required to work in our international team.

Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of the candidate.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt).

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For further information, please contact:

Prof. Timo Richarz, Email:

Please send your application (incl. CV, Research statement, 2 Reference letters, Scans of degree certificates incl. marks, Copies of Bachelor and Master thesis) mentioning the reference number as a single PDF file to Mrs Ute Fahrholz, Email:

Code No. 328

Published on

June 08, 2021

Application deadline

June 30, 2021