Faculty/Services: Faculteit der Natuurw., Wiskunde en Informatica
Educational level: Master
Function type: PhD position
Closing date: 3 January 2021
Publication date: 15 November 2021
Closing date: 3 January 2021
Level of education and ability: Master’s degree
Scope of the job: 38 hours
Salary indication: €2395 to €3061 gross salary per month, based on 38 hours per week
What does this job entail?
The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) of the University of Amsterdam invites you to apply for a PhD position. You will work on the project entitled “Counting colorings using complex dynamics”. We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated applicant with a good background in graph theory, theoretical computer science or complex dynamical systems. In particular, some knowledge of graph polynomials and partition functions will be appreciated. The project is centered around determining the location of the complex zeros of the partition function of the Potts model on bounded degree graphs using techniques from complex dynamical system, combinatorics and statistical physics.
What do you have to offer?
You will perform research on the project 'Counting colorings using complex dynamics';
You will be part of the discrete mathematics group with its senior and junior members;
You will contribute to educational programmes at the University of Amsterdam.
In addition, you have:
A Master’s degree in mathematics (to be completed before the start of the project);
A strong interest in graph polynomials, algorithms, or complex dynamics, and;
Excellent writing and communication skills in English.
Experience in teaching is a plus.
What can we offer you?
We offer a temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of 4 years (the initial contract will be for a period of 18 months and after satisfactory evaluation it will be extended for a total duration of 4 years). This should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). We will draft an educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings. The starting date is flexible, but preferably September 1st 2022.
Your salary, depending on your relevant experience on commencement of the employment contract, ranges between €2395 to €3061 gross per month on the basis of a full working week of 38 hours. This sum does not include the 8% holiday allowance and the 8.3% year-end allowance. The Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU) is applicable.
The University of Amsterdam is the largest university in the Netherlands, with the broadest spectrum of degree programmes. It is an intellectual hub with 39,000 students, 6,000 employees and 3,000 doctoral students who are all committed to a culture of inquiring minds.
The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) is the mathematics research institute at the University of Amsterdam. We conduct world-class research in the fields of Algebra, Geometry and Mathematical Physics; Pure, Applied and Numerical Analysis; Discrete Mathematics and Quantum Information; and Stochastics. A smaller portion of our research is directed at teaching (focus area blended learning) or history of mathematics. We are involved with various national and international research collaborations. In addition, we also provide the lecturers and instructors for the mathematics teaching within the Science faculty and within the national programme Mastermath. The institute has about 30 faculty members and 40 postdocs and PhD students.
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If you have any questions about the position, please contact (during office hours):
Guus Regts: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your letter and CV. You can apply online via the link below. We will accept applications until 3 January 2022.
The first round of application interviews will take place on 19 januari 2022.
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.