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Postdoctoral Scholar - (PI: Donald Hoffman)

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range is between $64,480-$77,327 and is commensurate with experience. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level. See Postdoctoral Scholar Salary Scale

Application Window

Open date: April 18, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, May 23, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Jun 24, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position under the supervision of Professor Donald Hoffman.. The Postdoctoral Scholar will join a small team of scientists, mathematicians and philosophers, led by Hoffman, in search for mathematical structures and processes beyond space-time, which can project via statistical sampling into the physical world of matter and energy and associated cognitive properties. A strong foundation in mathematics and mathematical statistics (Markov Chains and associated information theoretic concepts) and familiarity with quantum field theory will be an asset in this position. No previous knowledge of cognitive science is necessary. The primary goal of the team is the mathematical analysis of Markovian dynamical systems and their relationship to positive Grassmannians, cluster algebras, decorated permutations, amplituhedra and other positive geometries beyond spacetime.

The selected Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to:

  • Prove theorems regarding the relationships between Markovian dynamical systems and the other mathematical structures mentioned above.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals / conferences.
  • Disseminate research results to the broader scientific community in conferences and seminars.
  • Collaborate and integrate with group members.

Qualifications
Basic qualifications (required at time of application):

  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or be in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree

Additional qualifications (required at time of start):

  • Candidates should have no more than two years of previous postdoctoral experience by the start date.

Preferred qualifications :

  • A PhD in Mathematics with an emphasis on Algebraic Geometry and its application to Theoretical Physics.
  • Strong publication record in the area of Algebraic Geometry and its application to Theoretical Physics.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or be in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form - All applicants of academic positions at the University of California, Irvine must download, complete, sign, and upload the following form with their application: Sexual Misconduct, Harassment and Discrimination Declaration Form

  • List of Publications

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Contact information only

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF08919

About UC Irvine

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA