23 Jul 2018

Postdoc position in Gdansk

The Gdansk University of Technology, Faculty of Applied Physics and Mathematics, Department of Nonlinear Analysis and Statistics wishes to recruit a postdoctoral researcher (full time, 2 years) to work in the project “Morse theoretical methods in Hamiltonian dynamics” funded by NCN – the
National Science Centre, Poland. The project is implemented in frames of the bilateral Polish-German programme Beethoven 2 (ST)supported by NCN and DFG. The principal investigator for the Polish side is Joanna Janczewska from the Gdansk University of Technology, and for the German side it is Alberto Abbondandolo from the Ruhr-University of Bochum.
As postdoc in this project you will enhance known methods based on topological invariants and their applications to the study of the existence and multiplicity of homoclinic and heteroclinic orbits for Hamiltonian systems. To succeed in this role, you will have:

  • a PhD in mathematics,
  • not more than 7 years of experience since completion of PhD,
  • knowledge of topological invariants used in nonlinear analysis such as: the Morse index, the Conley index and topological degree theory,
  • basic knowledge of further subject-related areas like the theory of Hamiltonian systems, homology and homotopy theory.

The fixed-term contract is from 01 January 2019 to 31 December 2020 and the average salary per
year (before taxes) is 67660 PLN (~ 15630 EUR), which is very competitive for Polish standards.
Applications with the following documents should be sent electronically to
joanna.janczewska@pg.edu.pl stating the reference number 01/WFTiMS/2018 in the subject line:

  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • list of publications,
  • copy of the PhD certificate,
  • a reference letter containing the referee’s email address,
  • a copy of the consent to transfer personal data needed in the procedure of this competition.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2018 and a decision will be made by 15 November 2018. In case that there are no suitable candidates to fill the position, the application process will be closed without appointing a candidate.