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Assistant Professor in Quantum algorithms, Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory

The candidate will perform research, and contribute to the teaching tasks of the Mathematical Institute. The candidate may also share into other …

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Einsteinweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3545 - € 5513 per maand


The candidate will perform research, and contribute to the teaching tasks of the Mathematical Institute. The candidate may also share into other responsibilities of the institute.

The candidate will be appointed using financial support from the NWO Gravitation project `Quantum Software Consortium,’ (see https://www.cwi.nl/news/2017/quantum-software-consortium-receives-18-8-million-euro-in-the-gravitation-programme). Quantum Software Consortium (QSC) is a 10-year programme funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science through the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

Quantum Software Consortium (QSC) is a project of University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Delft University of Technology, Center for Mathematics and Computer Science (CWI) and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. To strengthen this consortium we have an opening for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Leiden.

In accordance with this, we search a candidate whose research will be in the area of Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory with application to Quantum Algorithms and Postquantum Cryptography. The candidate is expected to carry out autonomous research, to supervise PhD students, to collaborate with members of QSC, in particular the cryptology group at CWI, and to apply for additional funding after an initial period.

Teaching duties in the Mathematical Institute are shared and rotate among the members of the institute. They may concern courses in the bachelor's or master's programmes in mathematics, or mathematically oriented courses for other students.


  • PhD degree in Mathematics;
  • Excellence in research in the area as outlined, as proven by PhD thesis and publications;
  • Several years of experience at the postdoctoral level;
  • Excellence in teaching;
  • Commitment to become fluent in Dutch;
  • Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.


The appointment will be at the level of Assistant Professor. After a period of maximally five years, but likely earlier, the appointment can be made permanent subject to excellent performance. Promotion to higher ranks is not excluded, but not built into the contract. Salary range from €3,545 to €5,513 gross per month(pay scale 11 or 12 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. For international spouses we have set up a dual career programme. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups

Additional information

Enquiries can be made to Professor Bas Edixhoven, email edix@math.leidenuniv.nl. If you have questions about the procedure, please contact the chair of the hiring committee Professor Peter Stevenhagen, email psh@math.leidenuniv.nl or the Director of the Institute, Professor Aad van der Vaart, email avdvaart@math.leidenuniv.nl.

Written applications using the vacancy number and including a full CV, a list of publications, brief past and future research statements, as well as the names and addresses of at least three persons that can be contacted for reference (who have agreed to be contacted), should be uploaded no later than 14 December 2018 to the website jobs.math.leidenuniv.nl/2018/mathud.