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Reference : UMR5582-LUCRIZ-001
Workplace : GRENOBLE
Date of publication : Thursday, November 19, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 24 months
Expected date of employment : 1 October 2021
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : The salary is determined on the basis of the candidate's experience (range 2648-3054 €/month before taxes, including social security and medical insurance)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years
CNRS postdoctoral contract in geometric analysis, funded by the ERC project "Geometric analysis of sub-Riemannian spaces through interpolation inequalities" (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/945655/).
The selected candidate will carry on his research program and will work in collaboration with Luca Rizzi on one of the topics of the ERC project GEOSUB.
He will participate to the scientific life of the host institution (Institut Fourier, Grenoble).
The position comes with no compulsory teaching duties and substantial travel funds, so to provide the highly promising selected candidate an ideal research environment.
The appointment will be primarily based on excellent scientific contributions and outstanding research potential. The ideal candidate is expected to have a solid background in one of the topics of the project, including geometric analysis of sub-Riemannian manifolds and/or metric spaces, geometric inequalities on such spaces, theory of curvature bounds in a broad sense, optimal transportation, geometric control theory.
Applicants must have obtained their PhD before the start of the postdoctoral contract, and ideally not earlier than 2018 (but this is not a strict requirement).
The selected candidate will work at the Institut Fourier, a CNRS research unit at the University of Grenoble Alpes (France).
The Fourier Institute is one of the main laboratories in pure mathematics in France. The laboratory's activities are mainly focused on fundamental mathematics. There are eight main research themes, each with its own running seminar : Algebra and Geometry, Combinatorics and Didactics, Geometry and Topology, Mathematical Physics, Probability, Number Theory.
Grenoble is one of the most dynamic research ecosystems in France. The Grenoble university site is recognized for its scientific and technological excellence and its potential for innovation. In 2016, it was awarded the "Initiative d'excellence" label, reserved for a dozen university sites in France that are recognized as world-class centers of excellence in higher education and research.
The initial appointment is two years, with an option for a third year.
Deadline for online applications: 15th January 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted before the end January 2021 for an interview. The final decision will be made no later than February 2021.
Informal enquiries about the position can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
The recruitment process is handled *exclusively* via the CNRS platform (https://emploi.cnrs.fr/). The following documents will be required (in PDF format):
1) a curriculum vitae, including a list of publication;
2) a presentation letter including a research statement (describing previous results and future projects, not longer than 6 pages);
3) 3 letters of reference (maximum), to be sent directly to email@example.com
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