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Postdoc Position in Geometry and Physics the University of Alberta

The Geometry and Physics Research Group in the Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences of the University of Alberta (http://www.math.ualberta.ca/~geophys) invites applications for postdoctoral positions to begin September 2010. The group consists of faculty members Vincent Bouchard, Charles Doran, Terry Gannon, Suneeta Vardarajan, and Eric Woolgar. Research interests include string theory, algebraic geometry, mirror symmetry, mathematical relativity, Riemannian geometry, conformal field theory, topological strings, string phenomenology, string dualities and geometric PDEs. As well, there is a very large group in our Physics Departement working in gravitational physics, relativity, astrophysics, and cosmology.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, publication list, research statement, teaching statement and have three letters of recommendation sent to geophys@math.ualberta.ca (in PDF format). Application material should be received prior to November 15.

Outstanding candidates who have obtained their PhD after 1 Jan 2007 may be nominated for a Pacific Institute (PIMS) postdoctoral fellowship. Information about the programme is available at: http://www.pims.math.ca/scientific/postdoctoral. Prospective PIMS applicants should be sure to include a cover letter naming the applicant’s preferred University of Alberta supervisor and stating the date the candidate has received or expects to receive a PhD. On the publication list, published and accepted papers should be listed separately from preprints, work in progress should not be included but can be described elsewhere, and preprints should not be designated ‘to appear’ unless already accepted for publication.

We also encourage applications for PIMS postdoctoral fellowships in other areas of mathematics. Prospective applicants should address an initial enquiry and any subsequent application directly to the faculty member with whom they wish to work. See the list at http://www.math.ualberta.ca/people_faculty.html