Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in LIAFA, Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7).

The position has been filled. Maciej Dolega will be among us starting in Fall 2013.

1- General information

The Cartaplus project, dedicated to the combinatorics of maps and its interactions, offers a one-year postdoctoral position, with a possible extension to two years, to be started during the fall 2013. The successful applicant will join the research activity of the Cartaplus group members. She/he will be affiliated with the LIAFA Combinatorics Team, in Université Paris Diderot in Paris 13th district. There is no teaching duty.

The salary offered will be around 2200 euros per month (net). We will also provide the postdoc with some travel money (around 1500 euros per year) and a laptop if necessary.

The candidate should have a strong background in at least one of the following subjects: enumerative combinatorics, probability theory, theoretical physics, algebraic combinatorics. His/her research interests should be related to combinatorial maps, at least in some of its aspects. Possible research themes include: random maps, random trees, map enumeration, algebraic combinatorics, integrable systems.

Université Paris Diderot is located downtown Paris and interacts with many other research institutions, in particular CEA, École Polytechnique, and École Normale Supérieure.

Applications (including CV, list of publications and short description of research interests), as well as two recommendation letters, should be sent before Jan 31th, 2013 by e-mail to Applicants are expected to have a PhD in computer science, mathematics or theoretical physics when the position starts.

2- Summary of data

  • Theme: Combinatorics of Maps
  • More precise subject: whatever fits the research interests of the project members.
  • Location: LIAFA, Université Paris-Diderot, in Paris 13th district.
  • Duration: 12 months, with possible extension to two years.
  • Starting date: between September and December 2013.
  • Salary: around 2200 euros per month (net).
  • Deadline of application: January 31th, 2013.

Feel free to contact any project member if you have questions. Applications must be sent to

3- Possible research themes

Any researcher in random maps, random trees, map enumeration, algebraic combinatorics is welcome to apply.

As examples, the following research themes are developed by the members of the Cartaplus project. The applicant is welcome to join us on any of these topics as well as to develop other related projects of his/her own.

  • Combinatorics of planar maps (bijective methods, enumeration)
  • Random Maps (limits of large planar maps, exact computation of statistics)
  • Combinatorics of maps on surfaces (bijective methods, enumeration)
  • Map-related objects in combinatorics (catalytic equations, Tamari intervals, factorizations in Coxeter groups)