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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral research positions in mathematics and computer science, Warsaw, POLAND

Call for post-doctoral research positions at the Warsaw Center of 
Mathematics and Computer Science.

Warsaw Center of Mathematics and Computer Science (WCMCS) is a joint 
project of two scientific units: the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics 
and Mechanics of the University of Warsaw (MIMUW), and the Institute of 
Mathematics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IMPAN). The Center is built 
on the long-standing cooperation between the two units, in both teaching 
and research. The Center was designated as a Leading National Research 
Center (Krajowy Naukowy Osrodek Wiodacy, KNOW) by the Polish Ministry of 
Science and Higher Education in July 2012. The award comes with a 
substantial grant which will provide financing of the Center for the next 
five years. The grant will be used for enhancing the research potential of 
both participating institutions; this includes financing post-doctoral 

The post-doctoral research positions at the WCMCS are aimed at young 
researchers who have just received their PhD. Successful candidates will 
be employed as an adiunkt (assistant professor) at one of the following 
institutions, as indicated in the candidates application:

* the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at the University 
of Warsaw, http://www.mimuw.edu.pl; or

* the Warsaw branch of the Mathematical Institute of the Polish Academy of 
Sciences, http://www.impan.pl

The positions are for 6-12 months, with a possible extension to at most 18 
months, altogether. The salary will be 7000 PLN per month, before taxes. 
In addition, the holder of the position will be eligible for financial 
support to participate in scientific meetings.

The position comes with a teaching load of up to 60 hours per semester. At 
least 3/4 of the positions duration should be between October 1 and June 

The applicant should have defended their PhD not earlier than 4 years 
before the planned beginning of the position. This period can be prolonged 
by the parental leave.

The candidate applying for a post-doc position at the WCMCS should submit 
the following documents:

* a cover letter of application addressed to the Board of WCMCS, 
indicating the institution (MIMUW or IMPAN) and the period of his/her 

* a CV including a list of publications, and copies of 5 best papers, at 

* a document that confirms holding the PhD Degree or information about the 
expected date of obtaining such a degree,

* a research plan including a collaboration scheme with researchers from 

All documents should be sent as pdf files to the following e-mail address: 
wcmcs.postdoc@mimuw.edu.pl In addition, the applicant should ask at most 
two senior researchers to send their letters of support to the same e-mail 
address. The deadline for application is December 10, 2012.

A successful candidate can take his or her job immediately after the 
announcement of the results of the selection and not later than 8 months 
after that moment. If the candidate has no PhD degree while submitting, 
before starting the work he or she should present a document that confirms 
holding the degree.

More information about WCMCS at http://www.wcmcs.edu.pl