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Mathematics Postdoc Fellowships Available

Positions start September 2013

Mathematics Postdoc Fellowships Available
Mathematics Postdoc Fellowships Available

09/11/2012 - Trieste, Italy

NOTE: The deadline for the fellowships has passed. A decision will be made by the end of February and the first offer(s) will go out by 10 March. Only selected candidates will be contacted.

ICTP's Mathematics Section is in the process of changing the schedule of its visiting positions from a January-December cycle to a September-August one.

As part of this move, we seek applications for one (or possibly two) postdoctoral positions from outstanding young mathematicians of any nationality. Preference will be given to applications from citizens of developing countries; women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for younger mathematicians who have obtained a PhD in mathematics after 1 January 2010. They have a 12-month duration with a possibility to be renewed for a further 12 months.

Preference will be given to candidates who will benefit most from the time spent at ICTP in pursuit of their own research, using the ICTP facilities, interacting with other mathematicians, and ultimately turning the fellowship into a positive and enriching experience for themselves as well as for their home institution or country.

In particular, the selection panel will pay special attention to the research record (such as publications in good international journals) as well as potential and to evidence that at least one of the following conditions is satisfied:

The research interests of the candidate are close to those of one of  the scientific staff members at ICTP or at neighbouring institutions and/or The candidate has a detailed and realistic research project that does not require supervision, interaction or collaboration with other researchers in the area.  (If possibilities exist for collaborating with mathematicians in Italy or more generally in Europe, this should be highlighted.)

Candidates should apply using the ICTP online application system. They should arrange for the submission of three letters of recommendation (instructions for submission of letters of recommendation will be provided after submission of the online application).

Application deadline: 31 January 2013

Successful candidates will have the possibility to participate in the Mathematics activities of ICTP, the International School of Advanced Studies (ISAS/SISSA) and the University of Trieste, including the opportunity to interact with visiting mathematicians.  Details on the life at ICTP can be found at Visit ICTP.

Note: Applicants to last year's senior or ordinary postdoctoral positions are welcome to apply again.  Recent letters of recommendation, though not obligatory, are encouraged.


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