Higher Algebra, Geometry, and Topology

Postdoctoral position

We are inviting applications for a one-year postdoctoral position at Université Sorbonne Paris Nord starting in September 2022 (exceptionally, other start dates may be permitted). Depending on applications received, this position may be extended for one more year that will be spent at Université de Strasbourg. Suitable candidates are early career researchers in areas of algebra, geometry, and topology closely related to the ones of this ANR HighAGT project, that is to say deformation theory, homotopical algebra, operad theory, and higher category theory. In addition to advancing in their own research, the successful candidate is expected to participate in the activities of this project. In Paris, the candidate with be hosted by the Algebraic Topology team with Bruno Vallette as a mentor. In the case of an extension in Strasbourg, the candidate with be hosted by the Algebra, Topology, Quantum groups, and Representations team with Vladimir Dotsenko as a mentor.

Salary, teaching, and language

The net pay (after the deduction of social contributions, including health coverage and pension contributions, but not income taxes) is approximately 2300 euros/month. No teaching duties will be imposed on the successful candidate and mastery of the French language is not a requirement. However, if the successful candidate would like to undertake a limited amount of teaching, this can be arranged (for extra remuneration). As a member of the ANR HighAGT project, the candidate will have access to some travel funding.

Application procedure

Selection will be based on the scientific excellence of the candidate, on the quality of the proposed research project, and on the compatibility with the topics of this ANR HighAGT grant. Applicants should have defended their Ph.D. prior to the start of the contract.

Interested candidates should submit their application by email to Bruno Vallette before January 4th, 2022 at 11pm CET. The following documents in PDF format must be included:

In addition, two or three letters of recommendation of established mathematicians familiar with the candidate's work should be sent directly to Bruno Vallette before the same deadline.


Shortlisted candidates will be contacted to schedule an online interview in the middle of January 2022, and offers will be made at the end of January 2022. Depending on the applications, we might propose the two years in a row to the same candidate.

If you would like additional information or if you encounter any difficulties in the application procedure, please do not hesitate to contact Bruno Vallette or Vladimir Dotsenko.

Directeur de la publication : Bruno Vallette
Directeurs de la rédaction : Ricardo Campos et Vladimir Dotsenko
Projet ANR-20-CE40-0016 HighAGT

Last modified: November 21, 2021.