Postdoctoral position

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) | Munich, Germany


About us: The Department of Mathematics at LMU hosts working groups in algebraic geometry (Morel, Bley, Geldhauser, Land, Rosenschon) as well as geometry and topology (Kotschick, Vogel, Leeb, Hensel), carrying out research in (motivic) homotopy theory, number theory, algebraic cycles, geometric group theory and low-dimensional topology as well as complex and symplectic geometry. As a member of our department, you will benefit from the interactions with other members as well as guests. The Department is located in the centre of Munich and is well-reached via public transportation and/or by bike. There are numerous options to go for lunch or coffee/snacks making the day-to-day work-life very enjoyable. The surroundings of Munich are beautiful and Munich offers a great deal of cultural events making life in Munich highly attractive. Your tasks and responsibilities: You will join the Department of Mathematics at LMU (downtown Munich) in a two-year postdoctoral position where you will work in the DFG (German Research Council) funded project Symmetries in Topology and Algebra (Project Number 527329998) of Prof. Markus Land. The topic of this project surrounds the cohomology of mapping class and symplectic/orthogonal groups and their relation and applications to geometric topology. Your qualifications: You have a PhD (or equivalent) degree in Mathematics or will obtain such a degree before October 1, 2024. You have a strong background and interest in homotopy theory and geometric topology. You have a working proficiency in English or German (German skills are not required). You have a desire and talent to work in a collaborative manner in mathematical research. Benefits: We offer: A position for the duration of two years, starting no later than October 1, 2024. A position where you can fully concentrate on research; the position comes with no obligatory teaching duties. A gross salary according to the wage agreement of the civil service TV-L of salary level E13, 100%. A generous amount of funding available for traveling and to invite guests. Further benefits at the LMU: Easily accessible by public transport Company pension scheme Capital-forming benefits Compatibility of family and career Mobile working Flexible working hours Childcare support (e.g. offers for vacation and emergency care) Further education and training program at all career levels Participation in symposia and conferences Health promotion offers Theater and culture: special events, discounts and vouchers Mobility: discount on public transport (Job-Tickets), charging stations for electric cars and discounted membership of Share Now (car sharing) The University of Munich desires to increase the proportion of women and underrepresented minorities, we cordially invite such and qualified people to apply Also possible in a part-time capacity. People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment. Contact: The application deadline is April 30, 2024; a decision about the position will be made latest at the end of May 2024. Your application should be sent via e-mail to Your application should be a single pdf file which includes a cover letter, a CV, a research statement, a list of publications and preprints, a copy of your PhD thesis (or an extended abstract if the thesis is not yet in final form), copies of academic degrees, and transcripts of records. We ask for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent directly via e-mail to If you have any questions regarding the position or the application procedure, please contact Where knowledge is everything. LMU researchers work at the highest level on the great questions affecting people, society, culture, the environment and technology — supported by experts in administration, IT and tech. Become part of LMU Munich! In the course of your application for an open position at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München, you will be required to submit personal information. Please be sure to refer to our LMU Privacy Policy. By submitting your application, you confirm that you have read and understood our data protection guidelines and privacy policy and that you agree to your data being processed in accordance with the selection process.

Last updated: 25 March 2024

Apply by 29 April 2024

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