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Research Assistant (Doctoral Candidate, m/f/d) in Algebra and Combinatorics

Research Assistant (Doctoral Candidate, m/f/d) in Algebra and Combinatorics

(Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %)


The Institute of Algebra, Number Theory and Discrete Mathematics invites applications for the position of a Research Assistant (Doctoral Candidate, m/f/d) in Algebra and Combinatorics (Salary Scale 13 TV-L, 75 %) to be appointed on September 1st, 2024. The position is limited to 3 years, with the possibility of extension.

Your tasks

You are working on research questions in the project "Simpliciality in Arrangements and Matroids", a cooperation between the Universities of Bielefeld, Frankfurt, and Hannover and funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). One doctoral position is advertised at each of the three locations. The successful candidate will work on broad research topics in close cooperation with the other project members. For more information about the project, see: https://combinatorial-synergies.de/projects/simpliciality_in_arrangements_and_matroids  

The project is part of the priority program "Combinatorial Synergies" (SPP2458; https://combinatorial-synergies.de). You are actively involved in the priority program (e.g. by participating in and co-organizing events of the program) and interact with other projects.

Employment is conductive to scientific qualification.

Your qualifications

  • academic degree (master's degree or equivalent) in mathematics or in a relevant subject area
  • expertise respectively motivation to gain in-depth knowledge in one of the following areas:
    - geometric combinatorics, in particular arrangements, polytopes, and matroids
    - algebraic combinatorics, in particular reflection groups, simplicial complexes, and Stanley-Reisner rings
    - computer-aided exploration, in particular with mathematical software and AI technology
  • independent, self-reliant and committed work attitude
  • ability to cooperate and to work in a team
  • good English language skills (oral and written)

We offer

  • team-oriented and appreciative working atmosphere
  • training and mentoring programs as part of the priority programme and the respective university
  • reconcilability of family and working life

The university aims to promote equality between women and men. For this purpose, the university strives to reduce under-representation in areas where a certain gender is under-represented. Women are under-represented in the salary scale of the advertised position. Therefore, qualified women are encouraged to apply. Moreover, we welcome applications from qualified men. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities.


Interested? Then we look forward to receiving your informative application with a cover letter, curriculum vitae in tabular form, relevant certificates (e.g. Bachelor, Master) and a short summary (maximum one page) of the topic and results of your thesis until June 10th, 2024 in electronic form to

Email: iazd-bewerbung@math.uni-hannover.de  

or alternatively via postal mail to:

Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover
Institut für Algebra, Zahlentheorie und Diskrete Mathematik
Prof. Dr. Michael Cuntz
Welfengarten 1, 30167 Hannover

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Cuntz (email: cuntz@math.uni-hannover.de).

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