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Postdoctoral Training in Model Theory and Applications

MODNET funding is available for postdoctoral positions in Model Theory and Applications, mostly of 1 year duration. The funding will pay a salary at a standard rate determined by the European Commission, and includes generous allowances for travel, relocation, and for participation in the training and research activities of the Network. Appointed researchers are expected to be based at the indicated locations but most are also expected to spend up to 30 percent of their time visiting other insitutions associated with the Network. Enquiries about these positions can be addressed to the Network Co-ordinator (David Evans, d.evans_at_uea.ac.uk), or the Chair of the Network Appointments Committee (Elisabeth Bouscaren, modnetjobs_at_logique.jussieu.fr).

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The European Commission has laid down precise rules about who is eligible for these positions. A guiding principle is that researchers should have to move from the country where they are currently studying, and will not be appointed in there own country. In particular:
  • Those appointed will have at least 4 but no more than 10 years of research experience since gaining a university degree giving them access to doctoral studies in the country in which the degree was obtained.
  • An appointment cannot be made in the candidate's own country.
  • At most 30 percent of those appointed can be from outside the EU and associated states.
It should be noted that there are exceptions to these rules and a more extensive summary can be found here. Full details can be found in the Marie Curie Research Training Network Handbook.


How to apply:

Potential candidates are encouraged to make initial inquiries to the named contact at the university to which they are considering applying, or to the Chair of the Appointments Committee (Elisabeth Bouscaren: modnetjobs_at_logique.jussieu.fr), or to the Co-ordinator of MODNET (David Evans: d.evans_at_uea.ac.uk).

Applications should be sent electronically (as .pdf, .ps, or .dvi files) to the Chair of the Appointments Committee (Elisabeth Bouscaren: modnetjobs_at_logique.jussieu.fr), and will be acknowledged by e-mail, usually within 7 working days.

Applications will be considered by the MODNET Appointments Committee and by the candidate's preferred universities.

Applications should include:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae containing the candidate's academic record to date and a list of publications
  • A description of the candidate's past research (maximum two pages)
  • A description of the proposed research and how it relates to the research objectives of the Network (maximum 4 pages)
  • A statement of which positions the candidate wishes to apply for, together with justification of eligibility for the positions.
  • Details of any secondments the candidate would wish to make.
  • The names and addresses (postal and electronic) of three people willing to write a letter of recommendation for the candidate.
Host universities may also require candidates to provide additional documentation and complete further application forms.


All appointed researchers will participate fully in the training and research events organised by MODNET. They will undertake an agreed programme of research, and any necessary language and skills training (such as training in lecturing) required by the Network Appointments Committee. To benefit from the wide expertise available in the Network, it is expected that most appointed researchers will have at least one period of secondment to another university.


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  • A 1 year postdoctoral position starting between 1 June or 1 October 2007 (preferred starting date June/July) is available at the University of Leeds, England. Applications are welcome from candidates with interests in any area of model theory. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Dugald Macpherson (h.d.macpherson_at_leeds.ac.uk) or Anand Pillay (pillay_at_maths.leeds.ac.uk) for further information before submitting an application. [Position has been filled by the appointment of Franck Benoist]

  • Applications are invited for a one-year post-doctoral position in Université Lyon I, France. The preferred start date is between 1 September and 1 October 2007. The areas of interest of the members of the Lyon logic group include:
    • stability and simplicity theory (pure and applied)
    • continuous logic and compact abstract theories
    • model theory of groups and groups of finite Morley rank
    • interactions of model theory with (geometric) group theory, algebraic geometry, Banach spaces and other metric structures
    but candidates with other interest are also encouraged to apply. Interested candidates are invited to contact a member of the Lyon logic group. Further information about Model Theory in Lyon can be found here. [Position has been filled by the appointment of Alexei Muranov]

  • A 6 month position for a post-doctoral researcher is available in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Camerino, Italy.
    The possible domains of work for this position are
    A) O-minimality and applications
    B) Model Theory of Groups and Modules
    The appointed researcher is expected to be based in Camerino and to work with Prof Carlo Toffalori on one of these topics. A cooperation with Prof Alessandro Berarducci (Pisa) is expected on topic A. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Carlo Toffalori (carlo.toffalori_at_unicam.it). For further information about the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Camerino, please visit here or contact Carlo Toffalori. [Position has been filled by the appointment of Kathryn Vozoris]

  • A 9-month post-doctoral position starting 1 September 2007 is available in the Barcelona Model Theory Group at the IMUB (University of Barcelona, Spain). The team includes E. Casanovas and R. Farré. The successful applicant is expected to work on a topic of interest to the members of the team. For further information, please contact Enrique Casanovas (e.casanovas_at_ub.edu). [Position has been filled by the appointment of Pantelis Eleftheriou]
  • A 6 month position for a post-doctoral researcher is available in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Camerino, Italy.

    The possible domains of work for this position are

    A) O-minimality and applications
    B) Model Theory of Groups and Modules

    The appointed researcher is expected to be based in Camerino and to work with Prof Carlo Toffalori on one of these topics. A cooperation with Prof Alessandro Berarducci (Pisa) is expected on topic A. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Carlo Toffalori (carlo.toffalori_at_unicam.it). For further information about the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Camerino, please visit here or contact Carlo Toffalori. [Position has been filled by the appointment of G. Garkusha.]

  • A 1-year position for a post-doctoral fellow is available at Université Paris 7, France, starting between 1 July 2006 and 1 October 2006. The successful applicant is expected to work on a topic of interest to the members of the team. For further information, please contact Zoé Chatzidakis (zoe_at_logique.jussieu.fr). [Closing date 28 April 2006. Position has been filled by the appointment of O. Beyarslan.]

  • A 1 year postdoctoral position starting 1 September or 1 October 2006 is available at Université Lyon I, France. Applications are welcome from candidates with interests in any area of model theory. Preference may be given to a candidate working in one of the following areas of particular interest to the Lyon team: pure model theory (simplicity, stability), model theory of groups and fields, groups of finite Morley rank, interactions with geometric group theory. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Frank Wagner (Frank.Wagner_at_math.univ-lyon1.fr) or Tuna Altinel (Altinel_at_math.univ-lyon1.fr) for further information before submitting an application. [Closing date 28 April 2006. Position has been filled by the appointment of M. Petrykowski.]

  • A 1-year position (or two 6 month positions) for a post-doctoral fellow is available at the Université de Mons-Hainaut, Belgium, starting between 1 October 2006 and 1 January 2007. The successful applicant is expected to work on a topic of interest to the members of the team. For further information, please contact Francoise Point (point_at_logique.jussieu.fr). [Closing date 28 April 2006. Position has been filled by the appointment of G. Malod.]
  • A 1-year post-doctoral position starting 1 October 2006 is available at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. It is expected that the successful applicant will work with Prof Alexander Ivanov or Prof Ludomir Newelski on research topics related to pure model theory or o-minimality and its applications. For further information contact Ludomir Newelski (newelski_at_math.uni.wroc.pl)[Closing date 28 April 2006. Position has been filled by the appointment of S. Randriambololona.]

  • A 9-month post-doctoral position starting 1 September 2006 is available in the Barcelona Model Theory Group at the IMUB (University of Barcelona, Spain). The team includes E. Casanovas and R. Farré. The successful applicant is expected to work on a topic of interest to the members of the team. For further information, please contact Enrique Casanovas (e.casanovas_at_ub.edu).[Closing date 28 April 2006. Position has been filled by the appointment of H. Adler.]


  • A 1-year post-doctoral position is available at Universität Freiburg, Germany, starting 1 October 2006. The successful applicant is expected to work on a topic of interest to the members of the team. For further information, please contact Martin Ziegler (ziegler_at_uni-freiburg.de). [Closing date 28 April 2006. Position has been filled by the appointment of F. Benoist.]

  • A 1 year postdoctoral position starting 1 January 2006 is available at the University of East Anglia, UK. It is expected that the successful applicant will work on research topics related to geometric stability theory, simple theories, Hrushovski constructions or some aspect of algebraic model theory. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact David Evans (d.evans_at_uea.ac.uk) for further information before submitting an application. [Closing date 21 October 2005. Position has been filled by the appointment of M. Kamensky]

  • A 1 year postdoctoral position starting 1 January 2006 is available at the University of Manchester, UK. The Scientist in Charge of the project at the University of Manchester is Professor Mike Prest; other scientists associated with the project include Professor A. Borovik, Dr J. Burdges and Dr G. Puninski as well as postgraduate students. Applications are particularly encouraged from those with interests in the model theory of groups (including simple groups of finite Morley rank) or areas related to the model theory of modules. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Professor Mike Prest (mprest_at_maths.man.ac.uk) for further information before submitting an application. [Closing date 21 October 2005. Position has been filled by the appointment of G. Garkusha]

  • A 1-year post-doctoral position starting 1 April 2006 is available in the Berlin Logic Group at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany. The team includes A. Baudisch, M. Hils and M. Ziegler as a resident visitor. The successful applicant is expected to work on a topic of interest to the members of the team. For further information, please contact Andreas Baudisch (baudisch_at_math.hu-berlin.de). [Closing date 21 October 2005. Position has been filled by the appointment of M. Gavrilovich]

  • A 1-year position for a post-doctoral fellow is available in the Paris team, starting 1 July, 2005. The successful applicant is expected to work on a topic of interest to the members of the team. For further information, please contact Zoé Chatzidakis (zoe_at_logique.jussieu.fr). [Closing date 11 February 2005. Position has been filled by the appointment of Cédric Rivière.]


  • A 1 year postdoctoral position starting 1 July 2005 is available at the University of Oxford, UK. It is expected that the successful applicant will work with Prof Alex Wilkie or Prof Boris Zilber on research topics related to geometric stability theory, or o-minimality and its applications. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Boris Zilber (zilber_at_maths.ox.ac.uk) for further information before submitting an application.

    Further information about the Mathematical Logic Group in Oxford can be found here. [Closing date 11 February 2005. Position has been filled by the appointment of Piotr Kowalski.]


  • A 1 year position for a post-doctoral researcher will be available in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science of the University of Camerino, Italy, starting July 1st, 2005.

    The possible domains of work for this position are

    A) O-minimality and applications
    B) Model Theory of Groups and Modules

    The appointed researcher is expected to be based in Camerino and to work with Prof Carlo Toffalori on one of these topics, but they may spend up to 30 percent of their time visiting other institutions associated with the Network. In particular, a cooperation with Prof Alessandro Berarducci (Pisa) is expected on topic A. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Carlo Toffalori (carlo.toffalori_at_unicam.it). For further information about the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Camerino, please visit here or contact Carlo Toffalori. [Closing date 11 February 2005. Position has been filled by the appointment of Tristram de Piro.]


  • A 1 year postdoctoral position starting not later than 1 January 2008 is available at the University of Oxford, UK. It is expected that the successful applicant will work with Prof Boris Zilber and / or Dr Jochen Koenigsmann on research topics related to geometric stability theory, the model theory of fields and applications. Other members of the Oxford group with whom the researcher is welcome to collaborate include Dr A. Hasson and Dr. J. Kirby. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Boris Zilber (zilber_at_maths.ox.ac.uk) for further information before submitting an application. [Position has been filled by the appointment of Ayhan Günaydin].


  • A 2 month position (or two 1 month positions) for a post-doctoral fellow is available at the Université de Mons-Hainaut, Belgium, starting between 1 November 2007 and 1 November 2008. The successful applicant is expected to work on a topic of interest to the members of the team. For further information, please contact Francoise Point (point_at_logique.jussieu.fr). [Position has been filled by the appointment of Sonia L'Innocente].
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