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Postdoctoral Researcher in the Field of Algebraic Geometry

  • University of Antwerp - Department of Mathematics
Antwerp, Belgium
Application Deadline: August 13, 2024
  • University of Antwerp - Department of Mathematics
Antwerp, Belgium
Application Deadline: August 13, 2024

The University of Antwerp is a dynamic, forward-thinking, European university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. We are one of the largest, most international and most innovative employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top scientific research, we push back boundaries and set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape.

The Department of Mathematics in the Faculty of Sciences has up to two fulltime vacancies: Full-time (100%) postdoctoral research scholarship in the field of Algebraic Geometry.


  • You will carry out high-quality academic research in algebraic geometry and/or related areas. The position is part of an FWO founded project entitled “New birational invariants and the geometry of moduli spaces”;

  • You will report on the results of your research and produce academic publications;

  • You will take part in the organisation of research events and activities;

  • You will contribute to the development of the research group;

  • There are no a priori teaching obligations with the position, yet the flexible expectation is that you help as a TA or instructor with one course per year (=2 hour/week one semester per year);

  • You will have the opportunity (if you want) to teach your own course and/or supervise bachelor and master thesis.


  • You hold a PhD in Mathematics or equivalent by the time of the start of your appointment;

  • You have relevant research expertise in Algebraic Geometry or related areas;

  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies;

  • A working proficiency in English is necessary. Proficiency in Dutch is not required;

  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity and cooperation;

  • You are able to carry out your work and achieve your objectives with a high degree of independence;

  • You are motivated to work actively on your further professional development. In this, you can make use of a wide range of training courses and professionalisation opportunities.


  • We offer an appointment as a postdoctoral scholarship holder for a period of three years;

  • Your gross monthly salary is calculated according to the pay scale for a postdoctoral scholarship holder;

  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting;

  • The planned start date is flexible, but not sooner than 1 November 2024;

  • You will do most of your work at Campus Middelheim in a dynamic and stimulating working environment;

  • Click here to find out more about working at the University of Antwerp and the related benefits.


  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including Tuesday August 13th, 2024 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button and complete the online application form. Be sure to include the following attachments:

    1. A motivation letter (maximum 2 pages);

    2. Your academic CV;

    3. A research statement (maximum 5 pages) describing your past and present research as well as future objectives, scans of your Ph.D. diploma, as well as the name and email address of at least two referees who have been contacted by you and agreed to provide a recommendation letter upon request.

  • The selection committee reviews all applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision is made, we will notify you. If you are still eligible after the pre-selection, you will be informed about the possible next step(s) in the selection procedure;

  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions or send an email to If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Ignacio Barros,

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.
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