PhD Position in Mathematics

Radboud University Department of Mathematics


PhD Candidates in 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: 15 March 2020

We are looking for

The Department of Mathematics at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) is seeking outstanding, highly motivated PhD candidates for at least two research positions related to any of the areas of interest in the department. A list of potential projects is available here.

Other topics maybe available by contacting staff directly. You are encouraged to contact and discuss potential projects with members of staff in advance of your application.

We welcome applications from candidates with an excellent academic track record. We will support you through the PhD process to engage in excellent research, participate in international meetings and develop teaching skills that will equip you for a career either in academia or industry. Applicants should be available to start the PhD by September 2020 at the latest and may start as early as April 2020.

These positions have a light teaching load, and upon successful completion, you will be awarded a PhD from Radboud University.

We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

We ask

  • You hold a Master's degree (or are about to obtain one before September 2020) in mathematics and are interested in a scientific career.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • You are a highly motivated, enthusiastic, critical, creative and team-oriented individual.
  • You are capable of working in a team as well as independently.

We are

The Department of Mathematics has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. There are regular research seminars, a range of specialist lectures and visitors to the department as well as a number of informal events throughout the year.

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 gross starting salary amounts to €2,325 per month, and will increase to €2,972 in the fourth year based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale P).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years.
  • 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:
Prof. Gabriel Lord
Tel.: +31 24 3652865

Apply directly

Please address your application to Prof. Gabriel Lord and submit it, using the application button, no later than 15 March 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 April 2020 with a start date at the latest in September 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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