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6 PhD candidates in Mathematics

The Korteweg-de Vries Instituut voor Wiskunde (KdV Institute), the mathematical research institute of the Faculty of Science, has six PhD positions: Project …

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Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
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Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


The Korteweg-de Vries Instituut voor Wiskunde (KdV Institute), the mathematical research institute of the Faculty of Science, has six PhD positions:

Project 1: Frobenius manifolds and integrable systems Project 2: Lie Algebroids and deformation quantization Project 3: Frobenius manifolds and their relation to homological mirror symmetry Project 4: Infinite-dimensional affine and polynomial preserving processes Project 5: Zeta functions of the Newton strata of Shimura varieties Project 6: Harmonic analysis on affine symmetric pairs and boundary correlation functions

Please check the research site of the Institute for the project descriptions.


  • Master degree in Mathematics or related field;
  • highly motivated;
  • fluent in English, both written and spoken.

Experience in teaching is a plus.


The appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of 4 years (initial appointment will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it can be extended for a total duration of 4 years) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan will be drafted that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The PhD candidate is also expected to assist in teaching of undergraduates.

Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will range from €2,222 in the first year to €2,840 in the last year. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities is applicable.

Additional information

For additional information please contact:

You may submit your application to:

You may apply to either one or more projects. When applying for one of the projects, please mention the project of interest. When applying for more projects, please indicate a ranked list of the top-3 of projects you would like to work on and why.

Applications must include the following:

  • motivation letter explaining why you are the right candidate;
  • curriculum vitae, (max 3 pages);
  • copy of your Master’s thesis (when available). If not yet available, please include a copy of your Bachelor’s thesis.
  • complete record of Bachelor and Master courses (including grades);
  • the names and contact addresses of at least two academic references.

All these should be grouped in one PDF attachment.

The Committee does not guarantee that late or incomplete applications will be considered.We will not process applications not mentioning vacancy number 18-062 and the title of the project you are applying for in the subject-line.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 31 March 2018.


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Korteweg-de Vries Instituut voor Wiskunde

The Korteweg-de Vries Instituut voor Wiskunde (KdV Institute) is the mathematical research institute of the Faculty of Science of the Universiteit van Amsterdam. The KdV Institute offers a stimulating scientific environment in which research focuses mainly within the research programmes:

  1. Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics;
  2. Pure, Applied and Numerical Analysis, and
  3. Stochastics.

It also provides the lecturers and instructors for the mathematics teaching within the Science faculty. The KdV Institute participates in the NWO research clusters GQT, STAR, NDNS+ and DIAMANT and in the Gravity programme NETWORKS. There is formal (and informal) cooperation with the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), the VU University, and with Eurandom in Eindhoven. KdVI counts about 30 staff members and 40 postdocs and PhD students.