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BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

Postdoctoral Fellow in Algebraic Geometry or Commutative Algebra

Research Field: Mathematics 
Sub Research Field:  

Job Summary

Basque Center for Applied Mathematics - BCAM, offers a Postdoctoral Fellow in Algebraic Geometry or Commutative Algebra in Singularity Theory and Algebraic Geometry group The candidate will work under the supervision of researcher Ilya Smirnov. This position is funded by EUR2023-143443.

Job Description

The Singularity theory and Algebraic geometry group (STAG) is offering a postdoctoral position for 2 years. STAG pursues research on singularities in the broadest sense, using a multitude of techniques of algebra, geometry, and topology. The applicant is expected to work with Ilya Smirnov on problems of algebro-geometric nature. In addition, our postdocs are encouraged to maintain their own research program and/or collaborate with our PhD students.

A potential fellow is expected to have background in commutative algebra or algebraic geometry. Our main selection criterion will be research excellence, but we will take into consideration if the applicant’s background or interests overlap with directions pursued in BCAM.

This position is funded by Smirnov’s grant and has no teaching duties. Travel funds will be provided.

BCAM is located in Bilbao, a vibrant medium-sized city known for its nature, food, and overall quality of life. The official language of BCAM is English and BCAM offers free Basque and Spanish classes.

Candidates must have:
- Expertise in algebraic geometry and/or commutative algebra.
- PhD degree in Mathematics completed before the contract starts.

The selected candidate must have applied before the application deadline online at the webpage
The candidates that do not fulfil the mandatory requirements will not be evaluated with respect to their scientific profile. Additional documents could be requested during the evaluation process so as to check this fulfilment.

Required documents for evaluation:
? CV
? Letter of interest
? 2 recommendation letters
? Statement of past and proposed future research (up to 5 pages + references)

Incorporation: Flexible, by Fall 2024


Flexibility: BCAM has established several flexibility measures related to working hours and vacation time. The objective is to maximize the compatibility of personal and professional life situations.
Youthful atmosphere: BCAM's staff consists of young and solid top scientists, with the ambition to go beyond their research and help to construct a win-win Environment.
Multi-cultural centre: Researcher from about 25 nationalities work at BCAM.
International mobility: The development of BCAM's activity entails the temporary relocation of staff. For this reason, BCAM has a series of processes that facilitate the advance and reimbursement of expenses and assistance abroad.
Relocation service: Bizkaia Talent is a non-profit association that support BCAM researchers and their families. Their Relocation Service, (EURAXESS Service Centre), was set in motion to advise and/or inform, free of charge, about administrative issues and how to adapt to living in the area of Bilbao (accommodation, education, health, leisure and so on).
Special regime for relocated workers: people who have not lived in Spain in the last 5 years can deduct up to 35% in the income tax for 6 years after they come here.
Training: BCAM offers all its staff training opportunities appropriate to each function and level of responsibility, to promote professional and personal aptitudes, and help their career growth.
Technology: BCAM offers to all the staff several advantages for the acquisition and the particular use of computer technologies.

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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile Recognised Researcher (R2)  
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week full time   
Company/Institute BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Bizkaia 
City Bilbao 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization BCAM - Basque Center for Applied Mathematics 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Bizkaia 
Postal Code E48009 
Street Alda. Mazarredo, 14 
Phone +34 946 567 842 
Mobile Phone  

Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2024-02-29 
Application Deadline 2024-01-19 
How To Apply 

Required Education Level

Required Education Level 1
Degree PhD or equivalent 
Degree Field Mathematics 

Additional Requirements


- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- A proven track record in Mathematics.
- Ability to work independently and as a part of a collaborative research team.
- Fluency in spoken and written English.

Specific Requirements

- Interest in the study of singularities or the interplay of singularities with algebra, geometry, or topology.
- Connections or interest in the topics pursued in STAG.
- Willingness to contribute to the research life of STAG: participate in and organize study groups, research seminars, invited lectures, and other activities.