Offres d'emploi

Postdoc in Nantes 18 months

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Description de l'emploi

General information Reference : UMR6629-MARGOL-001

Workplace : NANTES

Date of publication : Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Period : 18 months

Expected date of employment : 1 September 2021

Proportion of work : Full time

Remuneration : Between 2650€ and 3800€ (monthly, before taxes), depending on experience.

Desired level of education : PhD

Experience required : Indifferent

The project PSyCo (Projective SYmplectic COnfigurations; Étoile Montante, financed by the Région Pays de la Loire; PI: Marco Golla) aims at better understanding configurations of (possibly singular) symplectic curves in the complex projective plane, especially in comparison with their algebro-geometric counterparts. The project lies at the crossroads between low-dimensional topology, symplectic geometry, and (complex) algebraic geometry.
The successful applicant will be part of the group TGA (Topology, Geometry, and Algebra) of the Mathematics Department in Nantes, which has specialists in all three areas.

The postdoc will work with the PI on porting algebro-geometric techniques for the study of singular curves and configurations (especially in rational surfaces) to the symplectic and topological context. This is in continuity with the PI's work on rational cuspidal curves. Possible new lines of investigation include Alexander polynomials (Libgober), the log minimal model program (Koras, Palka), and the log BMY inequality (Orevkov).

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in algebraic geometry, symplectic geometry, or low-dimensional topology. Some knowledge of complex algebraic geometry (especially of curves and surfaces) and some familiarity with differential topology are required.

Work Context
The Mathematics Department in Nantes (Laboratoire de Mathématique Jean Leray, LMJL) is a research unit for the University of Nantes and the CNRS, and is partner with the École Centrale de Nantes. It employs roughly 100 people (of which 26 full professors, 29 assistant professors, 2 directors of research, 6 researchers, 4 postdocs, and 31 PhD students) and comprises five research groups. The TGA (Topology, Geometry, and Algebra) group comprises 13 permanent members, of which 7 work on topics closely related to the project PSyCo.

For more information, send an email to :

application form on the CNRS website

The deadline for applying is May 26th 2021.

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Enseignant contractuel LRU 6 mois

Description de l'emploi

Profil de poste enseignant contractuel LRU
Date de prise de fonction et durée : 01/09/2021 pour 6 mois
Support : MCF 2038
Profil du poste : Mathématiques
Diplôme minimum requis : Master de mathématiques, Doctorant dernière année, Doctorat.

Profil enseignement :
La personne recrutée viendra renforcer le potentiel d’enseignement du département de Mathématiques, principalement en Licence de Mathématiques, mais aussi dans les autres Licences scientifiques de l’UFR, dans le parcours de remédiation TrempLIn, ou les enseignements de mathématiques en PASS. Le cas échéant, des compétences d’enseignement en statistique seraient particulièrement appréciées afin de renforcer l'équipe pédagogique en statistique, dont les besoins se situent également en Master.

Compétences attendues :
La personne recrutée devra faire preuve de bonnes compétences de travail en équipe pour les UE à gros efffectifs, mais aussi d’autonomie pour certaines UE enseignées en PASS.

Contact pédagogique :
Nom et prénom : JAUBERTEAU Francois
Téléphone : 0251125931
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Constitution du dossier :
- Lettre de motivation
- CV détaillé
- Attestation ou copie du dernier diplôme obtenu
- Le cas échéant, tout autre document attestant de votre compétence à exercer ce poste

Date limite de transmission : 15 mai 2021

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Postdoctoral position 12 months

Type d'emploi
Description de l'emploi

Postdoctoral position : Analysis and numerical methods for plasma sheath models

The MUFFIN(MUltiscale and treFFtz for numerIcal traNsport ) ANR project aims at making progress in the numerical simulation of multidimensional kinetic equations. A part of the project is concerned with modeling and accurate numerical simulation of plasma sheaths. Plasma sheaths are non neutral boundary layers that develop when a plasma is in contact with a metallic wall [3, 5, 1]. Their modeling is a challenge and the development of specific numerical methods for their accurate simulations is a bottleneck for global plasmas simulations (specifically in the context of the ITER project [4]). We are seeking a dynamic PhD graduate in applied mathematics, with a tropism for numerical analysis and scientific computing for PDEs. The project will require both theoretical studies and implementation of numerical methods.
Depending on the preference and/or expertise of the applicant, several work leads are possible:

  •  The construction of stationary plasma sheaths in cylindrical geometry.
  •  A linear stability study of plasma sheaths.
  •  The development of compatible semi-Lagrangian schemes for the Vlasov-Ampere equations that preserve a discrete Gauss Law [2].

Location: Laboratoire de Mathématiques Jean Leray, Université de Nantes.
Grant: ANR MUFFIN project.
Advisors: Mehdi BADSI, Christophe BERTHON and Anaïs CRESTETTO
Beginning: September 2021 or October 2021.
Duration: 12 months.
For more information, send an email with your CV, publications
and reference contacts to:

The deadline for applying is June 1rst 2021.


[1] M. Badsi, M. Campos Pinto, and B. Despres. A minimization formulation of a bikinetic sheath. Kinetic and related models, 9(4), 2016.

[2] M. Campos-Pinto and E. Sonnendrucker. Compatible maxwell solvers with particles i: conforming and non-conforming 2d schemes with a strong ampere law. SMAI Journal of Computational Mathematics, 3, 2017.

[3] Francis F. Chen. Introduction to Plasma Physics and controlled fusion. Springer, 1984.

[4] ITER. Iter organization.

[5] K.U Riemann. The bohm criterion and sheath formation. Physics of Plasmas, 1991.

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