Applications are invited for a PhD position at University College Dublin funded by the IRC Advanced Laureate Award for the project

University College Dublin

“q-series, quantum knot invariants and modularity”

of Prof. Robert Osburn.

The position is for 4 years and includes a stipend of 22,000 euros per year, substantial travel funding and computer equipment. It involves tutorial duties for which additional payment will be received. The start date is September 1, 2024.

It is preferable that candidates have a master’s degree in mathematics or equivalent at the start of the appointment with a background in number theory, modular forms, cluster algebras or knot theory. Applications should be sent by email to and should contain the following materials:

(1) cover letter
(2) CV
(3) official transcript of undergraduate degree and master’s degree
(4) name and email address of two references (including the master’s thesis advisor, if applicable).

Please contact if there are questions.

The application deadline is May 13, 2024.