Predoctoral grant in Algebraic Geometry at the University of Porto

Applications are invited for a predoctoral grant (BI) within the project Geometry of Algebraic Varie
Applications are invited for a predoctoral grant (BI) within the project Geometry of Algebraic Varieties (PTDC/MAT-GEO/2823/2014) funded by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (Portugal). Applicants must hold a MSc in Mathematics or in a related field with sufficient background to initiate research in one of the main research areas of the project: - Algebraic Surfaces; - Moduli spaces, especially of Higgs bundles. The initial contract will be for 6 months, renewable for another 6 months on mutual agreement. The expected starting date is September 1, 2016 though some flexibility may be possible. The monthly salary is 980 euros (tax free). There are no compulsory teaching duties associated with this position. The successful candidate will be based at the Centre for Mathematics of the University of Porto (Faculty of Sciences) and work under the supervision of one of the senior members of the project, Peter Gothen, Margarida Mendes Lopes, André Oliveira or Carlos Rito. Applications can be submitted from May 13, 2016 and the deadline is June 9, 2016. Applications should be sent by e-mail to with copy to They should contain the reference FCUP-PTDC/MAT-GEO/2823/2014-BI in the subject field and include the following: - Letter of motivation; - CV (including list of any publications); - Copy of MSc certificate and a complete transcript of courses taken and marks obtained in them; - A physical address for correspondence; - Any other documents considered relevant by the applicant. Applicants should also arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the above e-mail addresses. For information about the project, please see the website: Questions can be addressed to Peter Gothen . *Disclaimer:* This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not in any way supersede or replace the official call, published at The project Geometry of Algebraic Varieties (PTDC/MAT-GEO/2823/2014) is funded by FCT (Portugal) with national funds through the programme "projeto 3599 - Promover a Produção Científica, o Desenvolvimento Tecnológico e a Inovação - Não Cofinanciada."