2 Doctoral Candidates in Mathematics
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 students and 4 700 employees, 390 of which are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland. The Department of Mathematics and Systems Analysis at Aalto University School of Science invites applications for one or two (1-2) Postdoctoral researcher position, and two (2) PhD student positions in Mathematics. The PhD student positions are for one year, with a possible extension up to four years. The Algebra, Number Theory, and Applications (ANTA) research group is presently seeking to hire two PhD students with a strong background and maturity in mathematics to carry out thesis work around the research themes of the group. Tentative thesis topics: 1) Private information retrieval and keyword search from coded databases and distributed storage systems. 2) Algebraic lattices and applications to reliable and secure wireless communications and (physical layer) network coding. The positions are fixed term for the maximum period of four years, starting in October 2016 (first PhD student) and January 2017 (second PhD student). PhD students are required to hold a master’s degree before the start of the contract in order to qualify. For application, please send your cover letter (pdf) with the following documents attached all in a single pdf file: Research statement, outlining planned research work. PhD students can just describe their MSc thesis work and their own interests towards the PhD work with respect to the two aforementioned tentative topics. Curriculum vitae (including teaching experience) List of publications (if applicable) MSc degree certificate Two letters of recommendation e-mailed to hr-ms(at)aalto.fi. If you do not hold the degree certificate at the time of applying, you can send it afterwards. In this case, clearly state the estimated date of degree in your cover letter. The candidates are encouraged to state specifically his/her interest in the group’s research fields. The applications should be in English, addressed to the responsible professor Camilla Hollanti, and submitted through the eRecruitment system (see link : “Apply for this job”) by 31 August, 2016. For further information, see http://math.aalto.fi/en/research/algnumb/. Contact: HR Coordinator Ilona Kallio (firstname.lastname@example.org) for recruitment process and practical issues (available only on 28-29 July, and 12 August onwards); Professor Camilla Hollanti (email@example.com) for research related issues.