Postdoctoral Fellow in Mathematics

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Application deadline: 

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Higher School of Economics is a young, dynamic and fast-growing Russian research university. Over the past thirty years, HSE University has become a leader in Russian education and has been recognized internationally.

HSE University was the first state-run university in Russia to begin recruiting on the international academic market. We proceed from the understanding that the university, which responsibly approaches the training of new professionals, should select as teachers people who have 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 more than 50 international research laboratories led by eminent professors from all over the world.

The Faculty of Mathematics in Moscow, Russia, invites applications for postdoctoral research positions in Mathematics and related fields.

About the Faculty of Mathematics

HSE University is the only Russian university to rank among the top 75 universities worldwide in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects in Mathematics and QS ranking.

The Faculty of Mathematics was opened in 2008. Since then, it has become a leading place in Russia for attracting researchers in Mathematics and mathematical students. The Faculty has Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D. programs in Mathematics and Mathematical Physics.

Among our faculty members are distinguished researchers, including 17 invited ICM speakers; we have the best concentration in Russia of highly motivated students majoring in mathematics.


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

Candidates must hold a recent PhD in the field of mathematics or related areas (Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science) 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 and an established research record in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics;
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:

pursuing independent research in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics in parallel with working on joint projects with faculty members and researchers of HSE
writing research papers for international peer-reviewed journals
participation in organization of the events and other contribution to the development of Mathematics Faculty
public presentations of candidate’s own research to the researchers in the field and the broader academic community
some teaching is encouraged, though not required.


Appointments are made for one year. Postdoctoral fellows have high opportunity of renewal of the contract (no more than two times) in case of outstanding performance.

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 before the application deadline. Please note that direct applications to the hiring faculty may not be reviewed.

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The deadline for the applications is January 31, 2023

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- about the Postdoctoral Fellowship -Frequently Asked Questions -;
- about HSE university –official web-site -;
- about the Faculty of mathematics -;
- about international specialists' life in Moscow -International Faculty Support. -

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