The University of Helsinki (https://www.helsinki.fi/en), founded in 1640, is one of the world’s leading universities for multidisciplinary research. The university has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/faculty-of-science/faculty/mathematics-and-st...) at the Faculty of Science, is the largest department of mathematical sciences in Finland. The Department is responsible for high-end research into mathematics and statistics on an international level, and academic education in mathematics based on that research. The focus areas of the research are mathematical physics, analysis, logic, mathematical biology, inverse problems, and biostatistics.

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics invites applications for

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS IN MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS

The employment can commence, upon mutual agreement, flexibly between September 2021 and January 2022. The positions are fixed-term with appointments up to max. 3 years.

Position description and requirements

The work will be conducted in the Mathematical physics research group (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/mathematical-physics) together either with professor Antti Kupiainen (https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/antti-kupiainen) professor Jani Lukkarinen (https://researchportal.helsinki.fi/en/persons/jani-lukkarinen). The Mathematical Physics Research Group comprises of five faculty members and fifteen post-doctoral researchers and PhD students.

We are looking for researchers with background in at least one of the following mathematical fields related to the projects involved in this call

• Stochastic PDEs, Rigorous statistical mechanics and quantum field theory (Kupiainen)
• Analysis of evolution equations involving nonlinearities, perturbation theory or related graph methods, mathematical kinetic theory, Bose–Einstein or other condensates (Lukkarinen)

The work includes participation in one of the following five research projects:

1. Liouville Conformal Field Theory and related topics (Kupiainen)
2. Renormalization Group in Stochastic PDEs and Quantum Field Theory
(Kupiainen)
3. Coagulation–fragmentation phenomena (Lukkarinen)
4. Kinetic theory of nonlinear wave or Schrödinger evolution (Lukkarinen)
5. Non-equilibrium systems with condensates (Lukkarinen)

The postdoctoral researchers´ work encompasses conducting research in collaboration with members of the research group and a small amount of teaching (approximately 28 hours of lecturing a year).

Salary

The salary of successful candidate will be based on level 5 of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the salary system for Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting salary will be approximately 3400 – 3800 €/month.

The University of Helsinki offers comprehensive services to its employees, including occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities, and opportunities for professional development. The University provides support for internationally recruited employees and their family members with their transition to work and life in Finland. For more on the University of Helsinki as an employer, please see https://www.helsinki.fi/en/about-us/careers.

How to apply

Please submit your application using through the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the link “Apply for the position”.

Please attach the following documents as a single pdf file:

• Motivation letter (max 1 page, including your preferred choice among the above listed five projects)
• CV (max 2 pages)
• List of publications
• Two reference letters including contact details of the referees who agreed to provide the letters

Women and other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submitting applications is September 30, 2021 (time zone EEST). Review of applications begins immediately and one position may be filled already during the application period.

Additional information

For more information, please contact Professor Jani Lukkarinen or Professor Antti Kupiainen by email: Jani.Lukkarinen@helsinki.fi and/or Antti.Kupiainen@helsinki.fi.

Due date

30.09.2021 23:59 EEST