PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics

Radboud University


PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics

  • 40 hours per week
  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 2,972
  • Faculty of Science
  • Job level: Research University Degree
  • Duration of the contract: 4 years
  • Application deadline: 9 February 2020


We are looking for

The Department of Mathematics at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) is seeking an outstanding, highly motivated PhD candidate for numerical analysis of nonlinear sound wave propagation.

Mathematical research on nonlinear acoustics is driven by a large number of high-intensity ultrasound applications. These range from non-invasive treatments of various medical disorders to non-destructive material testing. Your work in this area will focus on the numerical analysis of nonlinear sound waves. You will develop and mathematically analyse suitable numerical approaches for the simulation of nonlinear acoustic wave propagation. The goal is to gain a deeper understanding of ultrasonic effects through numerical analysis and simulation. You will be encouraged to attend and take part in scientific meetings. The project is led by Dr Vanja Nikolic and funded for 4 years. It has a light teaching load. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a PhD from Radboud University.

We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in STEM.

We ask

  • Master's degree in Mathematics completed before the start date.
  • Strong background in analysis, numerical analysis, or optimisation of partial differential equations.
  • Keen interest in programming.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

We are

The Applied Mathematics research group is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics at Radboud University. The group has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Our interests include analysis, computational analysis, and modelling for a broad range of applications.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent and collaboration. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 40 hours per week.
  • The starting salary is €2,325 per month on a full-time basis, the salary will increase to €2,972 per month in the fourth year (P scale).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: Your performance will be evaluated after 18 months. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Dr. Vanja Nikolic, Assistant Professor
Tel.: +31 24 3652978

Apply directly

Please address your application to Dr. Vanja Nikolic and submit it, using the application button, no later than 9 February 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV.
  • Transcript of records for Bachelor's and Master's studies.
  • Abstract of Master's thesis (if applicable).
  • Contact details of at least one academic reference.
Interviews are likely to be held in February 2020.


We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.

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