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Visiting PhD Positions


Visiting PhD positions in Model Theory and Applications


No positions are available.

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). Language requirements vary at host universities and should be discussed with these contacts.

The Network will consider applications at any time from 1 January 2007. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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

Applications should include:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae containing:
    • The candidate's academic record to date
    • A description of the mathematical training already undertaken (lists of courses etc)
    • A description of the candidate's PhD work (current and planned)
    • Details of any language qualifications
  • A statement of which positions the candidate wishes to apply for, together with justification of eligibility for the positions.
  • The intended area of research within the topics of the Network.
  • The names and addresses (postal and electronic) of two people willing to write a letter of recommendation for the candidate, one of whom should be the candidate's current supervisor.
Host universities may also require candidates to provide additional documentation and complete further application forms.

Eligibility Criteria:

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 be within 4 years of having obtained a degree which in their own country would allow them to qualify for a doctoral programme.
  • An appointment cannot be made in the candidate's own country.
  • At most 30 percent of the appointments 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.

Conditions of appointment:

Appointments will be salaried. All appointed researchers will participate fully in the training and research events organised by MODNET during their fellowship. They will undertake a programme of research which has been agreed with their supervisor(s), and undertake any necessary language and skills training required by the supervisor(s) and the Network Appointments Committee.

Past Vacancies

Université Lyon 1. Applications are invited for a visiting PhD position of 6 months in Lyon, which is due to start between 1 January and 1 October 2007. The areas of interest of the membres 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 Itai Kaplan and Pietro dello Stritto]


Université Mons Hainaut, Belgium. Applications are invited for a visiting PhD position of 12 months in Mons, which is due to start in September 2007. The successful candidate is expected to work in Model Theory applied to Algebra. Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Francoise Point (point_at_logique.jussieu.fr). Further information about the logic group in Mons can be found here. [Position has been filled by the appointment of Elaine Render and Arnaud Costa de Lopes].


Universität Freiburg, Germany. Applications are invited for a visiting PhD position of 12 months in Freiburg, which is due to start in October 2007. The successful applicant is expected to work in one of the following areas:

  • model theory of fields
  • stability and simplicity theory
  • finite model theory and complexity theory.
Interested candidates are encouraged to contact Prof Martin Ziegler (ziegler_at_ruf.uni-freiburg.de) for further information before submitting an application. Further information about Model Theory in Freiburg can be found here.

Contact: Martin Ziegler (ziegler_at_ruf.uni-freiburg.de). [Position has been filled by the appointment of Özcan Kasal and Jakub Gismatullin].

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