Postdoc Mathematical Analysis of PDEs

Analysis of Moving Contact Lines (AnaCon)
  • WO
  • Tijdelijk
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


At the Delft Institute for Applied Mathematics (DIAM), part of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands, a full-time postdoctoral position in the mathematical analysis of partial differential equations from fluid mechanics is offered. The postdoc will be mentored by Dr. M.V. Gnann. The focus of the project is on Stokes and Navier-Stokes equations formulated as free boundary problems in which the free boundary has contact points. The research will be on developing a well-posedness and regularity theory for such problems that in particular characterizes singularities at contact points. For more information regarding Dr. Gnann's research, please visit

The appointment is for a duration of 18 months. The starting date is November 1, 2023.

The project is funded by NWO M-1 grant AnaCon (awared to Dr. Gnann) and includes a generous budget for travel, inviting visitors, participating in conferences, etc. The salary is determined according to pay scale 10 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities, see:

Depending on experience and qualification of the successful cadidate, the salary ranges from 2,960€ to 4,670€ per month. Additionally, an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus is paid. In many cases, for applicants from abroad a tax reduction applies, see:

The successful candidate will focus on carrying out mathematical research. If requested by the candidate, there will be the possibility to teach (in English) but the teaching load shall be kept light. Communication will be in English. If desired by the candidate, there is the possiblity to take Dutch language courses offered by the Language Center for Languages and Academic Skills of TU Delft, see:  


The candidate should

  • hold a doctorate in mathematics or a closely related area or have a definite defence date before November 2023,
  • have a profound knowledge on the mathematical analysis of partial differential equations,
  • have excellent proficiency in oral and written English,
  • be able to work in teams.


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Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Meer informatie

Inquiries regarding the application procedure should be sent to

For scientific inquiries regarding this vacancy, please contact Dr. M.V. Gnann via email:

In order to simplify communication, please add the prefix [AnaCon] or the vacancy number to the email's subject. Before inquiring, please visit the web page:

for general information about Dr. Gnann's research.