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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Research & Science
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 16,2021
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    PhD position in homotopy theory

    The Mathematical Institute at Utrecht University is offering a four-year PhD position. You will work on the ERC project Chromatic homotopy theory of spaces under the supervision of Gijs Heuts. You will carry out research in the context of this project on the interplay of chromatic homotopy theory and unstable homotopy theory. The precise goals of the research project are flexible. You will be given the opportunity to adapt the goals to your own strengths and interests. In addition, you are expected to carry out some work as a teaching assistant within the department.

    We are looking for candidates who meet the following qualifications:
    • you have a Master's degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, or you will obtain such a degree before the starting date of the PhD project;
    • you have a strong background in homotopy theory or related areas;
    • working proficiency in English;
    • a collaborative and enterprising attitude towards research in mathematics.


    Our Institute has a very active topology community including Lennart Meier, Ieke Moerdijk, and Gijs Heuts. You will have ample opportunity to participate in seminars and workshops at Utrecht University. Funding is available to support travel to conferences and workshops abroad.

    We also offer:

    • a position for four years;
    • a full-time gross salary that starts at €2,443 and increases to €3,122 per month in the fourth year (scale P of the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (CAO));
    • benefits including 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
    • an attractive retirement scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.

    In addition to the employment conditions laid down in the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. For example, there are agreements on professional development, leave arrangements and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment via the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we like to encourage you to continue to grow.

    More information about working at the Faculty of Science can be found here.

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    Utrecht University is a friendly and ambitious university at the heart of an ancient city. We love to welcome new scientists to our city – a thriving cultural hub that is consistently rated as one of the world’s happiest cities. We are renowned for our innovative interdisciplinary research and our emphasis on inspirational research and excellent education. We are equally well-known for our familiar atmosphere and the can-do mentality of our people. This lively and inspiring academic environment attracts professors, researchers and PhD candidates from all over the globe, making both the University and the Faculty of Science a vibrant international community and wonderfully diverse.

    Aanvullende informatie

    If you have any questions that you’d like us to answer, please contact Gijs Heuts, via

    Do you have questions about the application procedure? Please send an email to

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