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Postdoctoral researcher in Mathematics – NETWORKS programme

The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) at the University of Amsterdam invites you to apply for a postdoc position for 2 years within the …

bijna 2 jaar geleden


Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 2709 - € 4274 per maand


The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) at the University of Amsterdam invites you to apply for a postdoc position for 2 years within the Gravitation programme NETWORKS.

What are you going to do?

Transportation, traffic, communication and energy networks form the backbone of our modern society. To deal with the uncertainty, variation, unpredictability, size and complexity inherent in these networks, we need to develop radically new ways of thinking. The ultimate goal of the NETWORKS programme is to build self-organizing and intelligent networks.

The position is funded by NETWORKS, a 10 year nationwide collaborative project to investigate stochastic and algorithmic aspects of networks. This postdoc position has a focus on the stochastic side, but will include algorithmic aspects as well. Topics that may be covered relate to the use of branching processes in the context of stochastic-process theory and random graphs.

Special attention will be paid to the investigation of random graphs with random dynamics, with a potential focus on establishing a sample-path large deviation principle. In addition, a branch of research could be devoted to developing techniques to statistically estimate model parameters from periodic observations of population process, e.g., based on branching-process results.

You will have the opportunity to participate in activities related to this project, which include training weeks and various workshops organized by NETWORKS. Strong interaction with the NETWORKS research teams at Eindhoven University of Technology and Leiden University is envisaged.

You will also be involved in teaching in our Bachelor and/or Master programmes in Mathematics. An appropriate travel budget will be provided to attend conferences and present relevant publications.


  • A PhD in Mathematics or a related field with a firm background in stochastics;
  • Experience in teaching is a plus;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken.


We offer you a temporary contract for 38 hours a week. Initially we will appoint you for one year. Subsequently we offer you an extension of the employment contract of one year if we assess your performance positive.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2.709 to €4.274 (scale 10) gross per month, based on fulltime (38 hours a week), exclusive 8 % holiday allowance and 8.3 end-of-year bonus. A favorable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

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