Research Scientist Mathematics Section (P3)

Research Scientist Mathematics Section (P3)

ICTP - Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics

Trieste, Italy


Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Mathematics Group Section, the incumbent will initiate, develop and coordinate competitive research and training programmes in a branch of pure or applied Mathematics, preferably one that complements fields currently covered at ICTP.

In particular, s/he will:

  • Undertake first-rate research in a branch of pure or applied Mathematics, preferably one that complements fields currently covered at ICTP, including partial differential equations and numerical analysis. Suggest, develop and help realize projects related to his/her general area of expertise.
  • Act as a liaison between the Mathematics group and other groups around the world, where high-level research is conducted in areas related to his/her expertise. Establish wide cooperation with scientists from developing countries, identify the scientific needs of developing countries and formulate appropriate recommendations.
  • Lecture in the Mathematics Diploma and other ICTP programmes, supervise Diploma theses and participate in joint PhD programmes with other institutions.
  • Assist the Supervisor in reviewing applications and make selection of post-doctoral fellows, visitors, associates, Diploma students and joint SISSA/ICTP doctoral students.
  • Help with the administrative duties of the Mathematics group as assigned by the Supervisor.
  • Assist the Supervisor in the organization of ICTP scientific meetings as well as training programmes (schools and lecture courses).



Advanced University degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Mathematics or related disciplines.


  • At least 4 years of relevant scientific research experience at national and international levels.  
  • Demonstrated professional experience in the field of pure or applied Mathematics, including partial differential equations and numerical analysis.  
  • Experience in the design, implementation and management of scientific projects.


  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to collect, synthesise and analyse information from various sources.  
  • Proven ability to work in a team and to maintain effective working relationships in a multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.  
  • Ability to communicate effectively on complex technical and scientific issues in English.  
  • Excellent/very good communication skills (written and oral). L ANGUAGES   Excellent/very good knowledge of English.



  • Demonstrated experience in the teaching and/or mentoring of undergraduate or postgraduate students.  
  • Experience in the development and coordination of scientific training programmes.

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