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Postdoc in arithmetic geometry (1.0 FTE) (221090)

Job description

A 3-year postdoc position in arithmetic geometry is available at the Bernoulli Institute of the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. The position is situated in the algebra group and is funded by Steffen Müller’s NWO Vidi grant “Global points via locally analytic functions”.

The successful candidate is expected to conduct research on theoretical or explicit aspects of the study of rational points using the non-abelian Chabauty method or p-adic heights.

You are also expected to interact scientifically with other research staff and students, as well as organise and participate in seminars.
The position comes with mild teaching duties (in English, about 10% of the appointment). Knowledge of the Dutch language is not required.


You should have a PhD degree in mathematics with a strong background in rational points on curves or abelian varieties and experience in one or more of the following areas:

• non-abelian Chabauty
• heights
• explicit methods.


Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative centre of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage currently more than 35,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and the top 100 universities in the world, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

Within the Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE), the Bernoulli Institute conducts research combining theoretical as well as practical aspects of three disciplines, namely Mathematics, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence.

The research of the algebra group focuses on algebraic and arithmetic geometry, as well as supergeometry and quantisation. Some of our research is concerned with explicit methods in arithmetic geometry and complex multiplication theory. More information is available at
The current members of the group are Jaap Top, Cecília Salgado, Arthemy Kiselev, Steffen Müller, Francesca Bianchi, Pinar Kilicer, Martin Djukanovic and several PhD students.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers, in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

• a salary from a minimum of € 3,353 ( salary scale 10) gross per month for a full-time position depending of relevant experience and training
• a full-time position (1.0 FTE)
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
• 8.3% year-end bonus
• a limited position for a period of 3 years.

The starting date is flexible, but not before 1 September 2021


Application should include:

• letter of motivation
• CV
• research statement (Extra attachment)
• names and addresses of two references (Extra attachment (2)).

The applications can be submitted until 15 March 23:59 pm / before 16 March 2021 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so we specifically encourage applications by members of underrepresented groups. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


For information you can contact:

  • Steffen Müller, steffen.muller

Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.