4 PhD positions at University of Amsterdam - published May 2023

We have 4 PhD positions in mathematics open now at the University of Amsterdam, within our research groups on:
• Analysis
• Stochastics
• Discrete Mathematics and Quantum Information
• Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics

More information and application form at: https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/4-PhD's-in-Mathematics/770383702/

PhD position at UU in Algebraic Geometry - published April 2023

Enumerative geometry is the field of algebraic geometry dealing with counting geometric objects satisfying constraints. So far, enumerative geometry largely concerned curve counting. This PhD position is funded by the ERC Consolidator Grant Surfaces on fourfolds on the enumerative geometry of surfaces on Calabi-Yau fourfolds and related subjects. This new field has unexpected connections with various areas of mathematics and physics, such as Hodge theory, singularity theory, representation theory, and string theory. For more information see: https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/phd-position-in-algebraic-geometry-10-fte.

PhD position at VU Amsterdam in Network Dynamical Systems - published February 2023

The Department of Mathematics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for a fully funded, 4-year PhD position in Network Dynamical Systems with a starting date around 1 September 2023. MSc students with an interest in dynamical systems that expect to graduate soon are encouraged to apply via https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/phd-position-in-network-dynamical-systems/su4ttj.

PhD position at VU Amsterdam in mathematical statistics - published February 2023

The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for a fully funded, 4-year PhD position in mathematical statistics. The aim of the project is to develop theory for hypothesis testing with e-values, in particular for multiple testing, while it is also possible to work on related topics such as Bayesian learning and bandits. You will work as a PhD student under supervision of dr. Rianne de Heide. 

The preferred starting date is 1 September 2023 or earlier.

Applications from all groups currently under-represented in academic posts are especially encouraged. We particularly welcome applications from women and people with an ethnic minority background.

Deadline for application: 1 April 2023.

Link to vacancy: https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/phd-position-in-mathematical-statistics/dx6kg8

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Rianne de Heide
Position: Assistant Professor in Mathematics

E-mail: r.de.heide@vu.nl

PhD position at TU Eindhoven in Algebraic Graph Theory - published February 2023

In the Combinatorial Optimization group at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands), there is a vacancy for a 4 year PhD-position within the Vidi NWO project "Finding graph structure beyond the spectrum: new frontiers and new methods". This PhD position is supervised by Aida Abiad (https://aidaabiad.win.tue.nl/).

The vacancy can be found at:


The vacancy closing date will be April 30, 2023, or until the position is filled. The preferably starting date is September 2023.

PhD position at VU Amsterdam in the mathematics of network science – published December 2022 

The Department of Mathematics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam invites applications for a PhD position in the mathematics of network science.
The project concerns spectral theory of graphs and hypergraphs, as well as its applications to network science.

More information can be found at
The deadline for applications is 1 March 2023.
Informal enquiries can be sent to r.mulas@vu.nl

PhD positions in arithmetic geometry at the universities of Groningen, Leiden, and Utrecht – published November 2022

The research consortium “Rational points: new dimensions” offers up to six PhD positions in arithmetic geometry spread across three universities: University of Groningen, Leiden University, and Utrecht University. For more information see: http://mathjobs.org/jobs/list/21540

The deadline for the application is January 22, 2023.

PhD position in analysis and geometry on manifolds at Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen – published November 2022

A PhD position in the general area of analysis and geometry on manifolds has become available in Nijmegen. For more information, see


The deadline for applications is 17 November.

PhD position in applied topology at VU Amsterdam – published August 2022

We have a fully-funded 4-years open PhD position for working on the project ’Topological study of molecular braids', supervised by Senja Barthel. The deadline is 30 September 2022.

More details can be found here: https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/phd-position-topological-study-of-molecular-braids/cqxnmf

Call for submission for the Best Thesis in Applied Math Award 2022

Graduates in applied mathematics and their supervisors are invited to submit high quality theses on any topic in the area of applied mathematics.

This year, there is a competition for BSc-graduates (HBO) and a competition for MSc-graduates.

Does your thesis comply with all of the below?

  1. The thesis was written as part of a master program at a Dutch university (WO) or a bachelor program at a university of applied sciences (HBO).
  2. The thesis has been written in close cooperation with an external party, like a company, a government institute, or a hospital.
  3. The thesis has a clear applied mathematical focus and must contain original theoretical and/or empirical work.
  4. The thesis was finalised (submitted and graded) in the period between April 30, 2021 and May 31, 2022.

In that case your thesis is eligible for the 2022 Best Thesis in Applied Math Award of the Innovation Committee of the Dutch Platform for Mathematics.

The deadline for submission is June 15th, 2022. Candidates should submit their thesis by emailing a PDF version of the thesis to the Dutch Platform for Mathematics (bureau@platformwiskunde.nl), together with the names of the external party and university involved and the name of the supervisor on behalf of the university.

The jury, consisting of members of the Innovation Committee of the Dutch Platform for Mathematics, will assess the theses and select three finalists for the MSc-prize and three finalists for the BSc-prize. The three finalists in each category will have to pitch their thesis during the Math Community Event in September or early October. During this event, the winner will be chosen by a jury of three top level mathematical professionals.

The author of the winning thesis in each of the two categories will receive an award and €350. The runners-up in each category will both receive €200. Expenses for the Math Community Event will be reimbursed for all three candidates.

Additional information on the process can be provided by the chairman of the Innovation Committee Mark Roest (innovatie@platformwiskunde.nl).
Winner of the 2021 MSc-award was Daniel Gamon. He wrote the thesis: “Continuous time control charts: generalisation and an application to the Dutch Arthroplasty register (LROI)”.

PhD position in Mathematical Analysis in Twente – published February 2022

We have an open PhD position at the intersection of functional analysis, complex analysis and numerical linear algebra at the University of Twente, supervised by Felix Schwenninger. The deadline is March 18.

More details can be found here:


PhD position in Number Theory and Formalization at VU Amsterdam- published February 2022

The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for a fully-funded, 4-year PhD position in Number Theory and Formalization, supervised by Sander Dahmen. The (prefered) starting date is 1 September or earlier. The application deadline is 29 March.

For further information see:

PhD position in Algebraic Topology in Nijmegen - published February 2022 

Steffen Sagave is currently advertising a fully-funded position for a Ph.D. candidate in algebraic topology at Radboud University Nijmegen. The starting date is 1 September or earlier, and the application deadline is 20 March.

For details and information about how to apply, please see:


Junior lecturer positions at VU Amsterdam - published January 2022 

Dear All,

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is advertising fixed-term Junior Lecturer positions, for candidates who hold (or are about to complete) an MSc. 

One call is open for candidates interested in pursuing a PhD in Mathematics, and at the same time contributing to the educational program of the department. This fully-funded position is for 6 years (50% research, 40% teaching, 10% organisational activities).


A second call is open for a junior lecturer position without a research component (100% teaching and organisational activities). This fully-funded position is for 4 years.


Both calls close on the 1st of March 2022. 

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed. 

Enquiries can be sent to Daniele Avitabile: d.avitabile@vu.nl

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