06 Mar 2023

Postdoc Position in equivariant symplectic geometry

The German Research Foundation has granted the funding of a Collaborative Research Centre / Transregio (CRC/TRR 191) on Symplectic Structures in Geometry, Algebra and Dynamics. This CRC is based at the universities of Bochum, Cologne and Heidelberg and it includes mathematicians from RWTH Aachen University and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

We are seeking a postdoc for Project A1, within the CRC, see


» Research in project A1
» Participation in the activities of the CRC

» We are seeking a candidate holding a very good Ph.D.
in an area relevant to Project A1 (Topological aspects of symplectic manifolds with symmetries). Applicants should be fluent in written and spoken German or English. A good proficiency in English is expected of all candidates.

» The CRC provides an excellent infrastructure for training and research in an internationally visible network, and we offer intensive support for international students and postdocs.
» There are specially dedicated funds to support researchers with children.
» A diverse working environment with equal opportunities
» Support in balancing work and family life
» Flexible working time models
» Extensive advanced training opportunities
» Occupational health management offers
» Local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Gender Equality Act of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

The position is available from 01.11.2023 on a full-time basis (39,83 hours per week). It is limited to 31.10.2024. The position can also begin either in December 2023 or January 2024, for a total duration of 12 months. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group 13 TV-L on the pay scale for the German public sector.

Please apply online with proof of the required qualifications without a photo to: https://jobportal.uni-koeln.de. The reference number is Wiss2302-13. The application deadline is 06.04.2023.

All questions regarding the position should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Silvia Sabatini, (sabatini@math.uni-koeln.de).