PhD position in analysis/geometry on manifolds - published May 2024
There is an NWO-funded PhD position in analysis/geometry on manifolds available in Nijmegen under my supervision, see
The application deadline is 7 July.
Peter Hochs

PhD position in noncommutative geometry/differential geometry - published May 2024

We are currently advertising a PhD position at the University of Amsterdam in the area of noncommutative geometry/differential geometry:

 The deadline for applications is June 7.

With best wishes,

Hessel Posthuma

PhD position in Statistics for Neuroimaging - published May 2024

There is a fully-funded 4-year PhD position in Statistics at the Department of Mathematics of the VU University Amsterdam. The position is part of the EU-funded Beyond The Edge Doctoral Network ( and focusses on statistical inference for higher-order dependencies in neuroimaging data. 

Application deadline is June 15, and the starting date is September or Oktober (01-10-2024 the latest).

For more details about the position, conditions, and application procedure, see

PhD position in Geometry and Dynamics at the VU.

The Department of Mathematics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam invites applications for a PhD position in Geometry and Dynamics.The project concerns the relationship between symplectic invariants and periodic orbits of Hamiltonian systems. Several concrete directions are possible depending on the aspirations and background of the successful candidate.

More information and the application link can be found at

The deadline for applications is 15 May 2024.

Informal enquiries can be sent to

Best wishes,

Gabriele Benedetti

PhD Position In Algebraic Topological Methods For Dynamical Systems - VU Amsterdam – published April 2024.

The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for a fully-funded, 4-year PhD position in Dynamical systems and Algebraic topology. In the study of dynamical systems techniques from both algebraic topology and analysis are indispensable. Algebraic topology uncovers invariant topological properties and bridges local behaviors to global dynamics, and provides a comprehensive toolkit for deciphering the complex behaviors of dynamical systems, offering invaluable insights across multiple scientific disciplines. The research project entails the application of techniques from algebraic topology to subjects in dynamical systems. We are seeking a highly motivated and talented researcher with an affinity for dynamical systems and algebraic topology. The successful candidate will join our dynamic team to lead and conduct groundbreaking research that contributes to our understanding and application of dynamical systems in various contexts. The position is embedded in the Center for Topology and Applications (CTA²). We are an inclusive, interdisciplinary group, and diversity and internationalism is at the heart of our research principles, as well as our teaching practice.

The preferred starting date is 01.09.2024

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

PhD Positions in algebraic topology in Nijmegen - published March 2024.

We are currently advertising a fully-funded position for a PhD candidate in algebraic topology under supervision of Steffen Sagave at Radboud University Nijmegen. The starting date is 1 September or earlier, and the application deadline is 15 April.

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

PhD Position within the Department of Mathematics: Algebra and Geometry at Ghent University (Belgium) - published March 2024.

In the Department of Mathematics: Algebra and Geometry at Ghent University (Belgium), there is a vacancy for a 4 year PhD-position within the project entitled "A spectral and geometric approach to edge-regular graphs with regular cliques". This PhD position is jointly supervised by Bart De Bruyn ( and Aida Abiad (

The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled. The ideal starting date would be September or October 2024.
This project seeks to investigate structural, spectral and geometric properties of a certain graph classes, like Neumaier graphs, Deza graphs or more generally, edge-regular graphs. In this project we will tackle this goal by using spectral methods and combining them with tools from other fields like combinatorial optimization and finite geometry.

The successful candidate for this PhD position will work under the supervision of Bart de Bruyn and Aida Abiad in the a dynamic group in geometry and discrete mathematics ( of the Department of Mathematics: Algebra and Geometry at Ghent University. Your responsibilities include to perform scientific research on the topic of the above-mentioned project and to publish your results at international conferences and in international journals. For a small percentage of your time, you will be asked to assist with educational tasks at Ghent University (course support).

- You have a bachelor and master degree in Mathematics.
- You have a strong background in Graph Theory, Finite Geometry, Combinatorics.
- You are enthusiastic about programming, preferably in Sage/Python.
- You have good communication skills.
- You are creative, ambitious, as well as self-motivated, proactive, and goal-oriented.
- You have a good command of the English language.

For more information about the project or about the working conditions, please contact Bart de Bruyn ( or Aida Abiad (

Applications should be done via the link:


PhD Positions within the MSCA Doctoral Network BeyondTheEdge - published March 2024.

The MSCA Doctoral Network “BeyondTheEdge: Higher-Order Networks and
Dynamics” is now recruiting 10 PhD students across Europe. See the
project webpage at for more on the doctoral
network, eligibility criteria, project descriptions, and application

A number of BeyondTheEdge PhD positions are currently open for
applications with deadlines in the coming weeks. Please share this
information with any suitable candidate.


Two master students in mathematics and applied mathematics to join the annual Netherlands Mathematical Congress 2024 - published March 2024.

Dear all,

We are happy to announce that Young KWG would like to support two motivated master students in mathematics and applied mathematics (e.g. econometrics, statistics, etc.) to join the annual Netherlands Mathematical Congress (NMC 2024) by covering their registration fee and travel costs.

The Netherlands Mathematical Congress 2024 will take place in De Werelt in Lunteren in the 2nd & 3rd of April. Keynote lectures will be given by Leslie Ann Goldberg (University of Oxford), Stefanie Jegelka (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and Amie Wilkinson (University of Chicago). The Beeger lecture will be given by Andrew Sutherland (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Furthermore, there will be sessions organized by EWM-NL and by the newly established Young KWG on AI in mathematics research and teaching. The event is a great opportunity to connect with the mathematical community and learn about new developments in research, education, and professional development.

Would you like to apply for this mini-grant? Send a short motivation and a CV to before Friday the 15th of March!

Best regards,

Nicos Starreveld - Chair of Young KWG


PhD positions on Rigorous Algorithms for AI in Automation at TU Delft - published March 2024.

Do you want to make an impact in algorithms that formally guarantee reliability of AI in deployment?      

When deploying AI, the real world is often different from simulations. To make AI more rigorous, we are looking for two PhD researchers to work on novel methods for verifying when AI adaptation is necessary, and for resolving violations in a human-interpretable way. You will conduct theoretical and empirical research at the intersection of logic, optimization, and machine learning for control, monitoring, and interpretability. Both PhD projects are inspired by real-world deployment of AI, with one leaning towards advancing theory and the other to be done in close collaboration with domain experts from the Netherlands Railways (NS), leading to significant scientific as well as practical impact.

You will be part of the Algorithmics Group in the Department of Software Technology of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science. You will work in a dynamic and diverse environment of other PhD and postdoc researchers excited about making theoretical and algorithmic contributions in the field of intelligent decision making. You will be supervised by Dr. Anna Lukina ( and Prof.Dr. Matthijs Spaan ( or Prof.Dr. Mathijs de Weerdt (, depending on the project.

To be the successful candidate, you should:

  • ·      have a Master’s degree in mathematics or computer science,
  • ·       have firm foundations in mathematics/logic/formal methods as well as algorithm design, optimization, and implementation,
  • ·       experience in visualization/illustration/design is a plus,
  • ·       have strong programming skills,
  • ·       be proficient in written and spoken English.

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before March 29, 2024:


Two PhD positions in Prague - Published February 2024.

There are two PhD positions in Prague available as part of the Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action Doctoral Network (MSCA DN) CaLiForNIA “Cartan and differential geometry, Lie theory, quantum groups and noncommutative geometry For novel and Innovative Applications to quantum algorithms and geometric deep learning”.

As the funding comes from a Marie Curie grant, the wages will be exceptionally good compared to Prague’s relatively low cost of living.

In total, the MSCA DN is seeking 11 Phd students. The deadline is April 15th, 2024.

Details on the positions in Prague are below. More information on how to apply as well as the descriptions of the dDN and 9 other projects, are available at this link, and here is the website of the Doctoral Network.

The two projects available within the Prague NCG&T group are:

DC4 – Quantum Flag Manifolds and C*-Algebras

PhD Enrolment: Institute of Mathematics of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Charles University – Czech Republic

Supervisor #1: Karen Strung (IMCAS)

Supervisor #2: Petr Somberg (CU)

DC5 – Baum-Connes Conjecture for Quantum Symmetric Spaces

PhD Enrolment: Charles University – Czech Republic

Supervisor #1: Réamonn Ó Buachalla (CU)

Supervisor #2: Ferdinando Zanchetta (UniBO)

Perspective applicants are encouraged to ask questions about administrative matters by sending mail to


PhD Position in Algebraic Geometry in Utrecht - Published February 2024.

At the Mathematical Institute of Utrecht University we are looking for a PhD candidate to join our project Surfaces on fourfolds on the enumerative geometry of surfaces on Calabi-Yau fourfolds and related subjects.

Here you will find more information on the position and application procedure.

The application deadline is 31 March 2024.

Martijn Kool (


PhD Position on understanding algorithmic collusion by decentralized multiagent reinforcement learning - Published February 2024.

This PhD position offers you the opportunity to join an international and interdisciplinary community of researchers getting to grips with the dynamics of decentralized multiagent reinforcement learning. Your contributions will be from the perspective of applied mathematics but will be strongly motivated by social welfare considerations.

The candidate will be embedded in the Stochastic Operation Research group at the University of Twente:

If you are interested in the position, you can find more information and apply here:

The deadline for applying is the 4th of March 2024. The intended starting date is September 2024.

Janusz Meylahn (


PhD position in Differential Topology/Geometry in Utrecht University - Published December 2023.

The research project will deal with the classification of geometric structures up to homotopy. More concretely, it will focus on the use of h-principle techniques to classify tangent distributions (although there is room to adapt the concrete goals to the taste of the PhD candidate).

The math department in Utrecht is very nice and lively. A list of members can be found here:

The candidate will interact mostly with our Differential Geometry and Algebraic Topology groups.

If this sounds attractive to you, you can apply here:

The deadline for application is 8th January 2024. Start date is no later than September 2024.

All the best!

Alvaro del Pino (a.delpinogomez at


PhD position in Homotopy Theory at the Math Department in Utrecht - Published December 2023.

The research goals of the project should be interpreted broadly; candidates interested in higher algebra, unstable homotopy theory, chromatic homotopy theory, or related areas are encouraged to apply.

Details may be found at the following link.

The deadline for applications is January 8, 2024. The intended starting date is September 1, 2024. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Gijs Heuts (g.s.k.s.heuts at


15 PhD positions within the EU Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network TENORS - Published December 2023

TENORS (Tensor modEliNg, geOmetRy and optimiSation) is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Network / Joint Doctorate (2024-2027),  offering 15 PhD positions, expected to start in September/October 2024.
The objective of TENORS is to conduct advanced research that addresses critical challenges in the fields of tensor modeling and computation, joining forces from algebraic geometry, global optimisation, numerical computation, high performance computing, data science, quantum physics.

The 15 PhD positions are offered at the various academic partners of the TENORS consortium, including one position at CWI, Amterdam.
Details about TENORS can be found at details about the PhD positions, on how to apply, and in particular the trans-nationality eligibility conditions, please see

PhD position at TU Delft - Published November 2023

Three PhD positions in arithmetic geometry at the universities of Leiden, Utrecht and Groningen - Published: November 2023

We are happy to advertise up to three PhD positions as part of our consortium project “Rational points: new dimensions” ( involving the universities of Leiden, Utrecht and Groningen. For the full description and application link see

For further information and details on how to apply, see The closing date is 22 December, 2023. We look forward to receiving applications!

Best wishes,
Martin Bright, Valentijn Karemaker, Ronald van Luijk, Steffen Müller, Marta Pieropan, Cecília Salgado

PhD and postdoc position in arithmetic geometry at Utrecht University - published October 2023

With this message I would like to share the following advertisements for one (4-year) PhD position and one (3-year) postdoc position with me at Utrecht University, both starting in September 2024 or later:
(PhD position, application deadline 10 December 2023)
(postdoc position, application deadline 12 November 2023)

Both positions are in arithmetic geometry and are part of the project “p-structures on moduli spaces of abelian varieties and Drinfeld modules” (funded by an NWO Vidi grant).

Please get in touch if you have any questions about either of the positions. 

All the best,
Valentijn Karemaker


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:'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:


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


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:

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

Name: Rianne de Heide
Position: Assistant Professor in Mathematics


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 (

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


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:

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:


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 (, 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 (
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:

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