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PhD Candidate for Probability

We seek an outstanding, highly motivated student with an excellent mathematical background for a PhD candidacy in the project ’Fluctuations of the metastable …

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Comeniuslaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2840 - € 2840 per maand


We seek an outstanding, highly motivated student with an excellent mathematical background for a PhD candidacy in the project ’Fluctuations of the metastable distribution in general SIS using NMF’ under the supervision of Dr Henk Don. This position is partly funded by the NWO STAR cluster. The project is in the area of probability. More precisely, you will study interacting particle systems. The SIS epidemic process (or contact process) models the spread of infectious diseases in complex networks. The goal of the project is to develop tools to analyse and understand the process behaviour in metastable equilibrium. We particularly aim to investigate fluctuations and correlations.

The position is supported by a generous travel allowance and you will be encouraged to attend and contribute to international scientific meetings. You will have a light teaching load, which, if necessary, may be carried out in English.


- an MSc degree in Mathematics (or a closely related discipline) by the start of the contract;
- a decent background in probability;
- proficiency in English.


- 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 classified as a PhD Candidate in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO)
the gross starting salary amounts to €2,222 per month, and will increase to €2,840 in the fourth year
The Faculty of Science is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

Additional information

Dr. ir. Henk Don, assistant professor in Applied Stochastics
+31 24 36 52996

www.ru.nl/math ; www.ru.nl/imapp ;

Radboud University


Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities. Faculty of Science This project is embedded in the Applied Stochastics group of the Department of Mathematics at Radboud University. The Applied Stochastics group is chaired by Prof. Eric Cator; other members currently include Dr Ross Kang, one postdoctoral researcher, and three PhD candidates. The Department of Mathematics is part of the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP), which has a friendly and open professional atmosphere. This year, the mathematics programme has earned the highest undergraduate student ratings nationwide.

With its Roman foundations, Nijmegen stakes a claim to being the oldest city in the Netherlands. While it has convenient and efficient transport links to larger cities such as Eindhoven, Utrecht and Amsterdam (particularly to airports in two of those cities), residents also benefit from the close proximity of nature and greenspace access.

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