PhD-student in Applied Probability

In the Applied Probability group at Delft Institute for Applied Mathematics the Probability group at Leiden University there are vacancies for two PhD …

6 dagen geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


In the Applied Probability group at Delft Institute for Applied Mathematics the Probability group at Leiden University there are vacancies for two PhD students, one in each group.

The aim of the project is to advance the theory of duality for Markov processes in the context of population dynamics and interacting particle systems in random environment. In Leiden the focus will be on genetic models with seed-bank and the effect of migration on the evolution of the population. In Delft the focus will be on condensation phenomena for models of heat conduction in inhomogeneous media.

The project is funded through the TOP 1 NWO grant "Duality for Interacting Particle Systems" of Frank den Hollander (Leiden University), Frank Redig and Cristian Giardinà (Delft University of Technology). The two PhD students are expected to work in close collaboration with each other and with the three supervisors, as a team.


We are looking for a candidate that meets the following requirements:

• a solid background in Applied Mathematics, with an interest in probability theory, interacting particle systems, Markov processes;

• detailed knowledge of analysis, probability theory and stochastic processes, as demonstrated by a relevant Master;

• an interest in cross-topic collaboration between different fields of mathematics with applications to physics and/or biology;

• candidates from non-Dutch or non-English speaking countries should be prepared to prove their English language skills;

• good communicative skills in English, both in speaking and in writing.


TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit for more information.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof. Frank Redig, email:, tel: +31152789706.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Mrs.Drs. P.T.M. van den Bergh, HR Adviser, email:

In your application include the following: a motivation letter, a CV, a (draft version) of your master thesis, and a list of grades for the courses you took. Also include the contact information for at least one reference (preferably your MSc supervisor). Please e-mail your application by August 1, 2018 to P.T.M. van den Bergh, When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2018-36.


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