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Postdoctoral Fellow in Algebraic Geometry

Laboratory on Algebraic Transformation Groups

HSE University

 Moscow, Russia

Laboratory on Algebraic Transformation Groups in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in the field of Algebraic Geometry.


About HSE University

The Higher School of Economics (HSE University) is a young, dynamic and fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past 25 years, HSE University has become a leader in Russian education, while also being recognized globally.

For instance, we were the first state-run university in Russia to begin recruiting on the international academic market. We aim at being a university with a highly attuned approach to training new professionals. Therefore, we are eager to hire people with real experience, as well as basic and applied knowledge. Committed to high-quality research, HSE University now has more than 100 research institutes and centres and over 50 international research laboratories collaborating with international specialists from all over the world.



The general requirements for the postdoctoral fellowship positions are the following:

●      Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of mathematics which was awarded over the last 5 years or received before starting work at HSE in a relevant field by an internationally recognized university and has been assessed by external reviewers as having the potential to pursue research that is publishable in leading peer-reviewed journals;

●      Candidates should have a strong background in Algebraic Geometry and Commutative Algebra, Algebraic Groups, Lie Groups and Lie Algebras, Representation Theory, and Invariant Theory.

●      The laboratory works with problems concerning structure theory of Algebraic Groups and Lie Algebras, Automorphism Groups of Algebraic Varieties, Toric Varieties, Flag Varieties, Cox Rings, and Locally Nilpotent Derivations of Graded Algebras. The results in these or relative fields are welcome. 

●      Fluent English is an obligatory condition as research and other activities are conducted in English. Knowledge of Russian is not required;

●      Relevant experience will be an asset although not required.


The position involves:

●      working under the direct supervision of the Laboratory Head Prof. Ivan Arzhantsev;

●      participants are encouraged to pursue their own research along with working on Laboratory on Algebraic Transformation Groups research directions such as:

  •  Automorphism Groups of Algebraic Varieties
  • Varieties with Torus Actions and Graded Algebras
  • Additive Actions on Complete Varieties
  • Locally Nilpotent Derivations
  • Cox Rings and their Applications

●      writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals in collaboration with the members of the Lab;

●      participation in the events of the Laboratory on Algebraic Transformation Groups and other contribution to the Lab’s development;

●      public presentations of candidate’s own research to the academic community;

●      some teaching is encouraged, though not required.



Appointments are made for one year. Postdoctoral fellows have an opportunity of renewal of the contract (no more than two times).

HSE University offers postdoctoral fellows a competitive salary, the standard medical insurance plan, a working space equipped with a computer and free Internet access at the University.


Application Process

Applications must be submitted online. Please provide a CV, a statement of research interest and a recent research paper submitted via the online application form. At least two letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the International Faculty Recruitment Office at fellowship@hse.ru before the application deadline. Please note that direct applications to the hiring laboratory may not be reviewed.

Read more about the application process here.


The deadline for the applications is February 14, 2021.

Apply Now

For more information:

-          about Postdoctoral Fellowship – Frequently Asked Questions

-          about HSE university – official web-site

-          about the Laboratory on Algebraic Transformation Groups – official web-site of the Laboratory or contact Ivan Arzhantsev directly (arjantsev@hse.ru)

-          about international specialists' life in Moscow – International Faculty Support page


If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the International Faculty Recruitment Office at fellowship@hse.ru


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