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      January 19,2022
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    PhD Position in Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry

    PhD Position in Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry

    Faculteit/Dienst: Faculteit der Natuurw., Wiskunde & Informatica
    Opleidingsniveau: Master
    Functie type: Promotieplaats
    Sluitingsdatum: 11 February 2022
    Vacaturenummer: 8065
    Do you enjoy Algebraic Geometry, Number theory, Representation theory and would like to learn about the Galois representations, Shimura varieties and the Langlands program? Then the job of PhD student at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is perfect for you as a highly versatile professional.

    What are you going to do?

    As a PhD-student you will conduct research on a problem related to Arno Kret’s VIDI project ‘Shimura varieties and the Langlands conjecture'.

    What do we require of you?

    A passion for pure mathematics and a strong desire to write a PhD thesis.

    We require:
    • a Master in pure mathematics providing a strong background in number theory, algebraic geometry and/or representation theory;
    • fluency in English, both written and spoken.

    Our offer

    You will part of our lively local research group and a very active national community.

    We initially offer an employment contract for 18 months, fulltime (38 hours per week). If you prove to be a good match for the job, then an extension of 30 months (2.5 years) may be given.

    The salary range is between €2,434 to €3,111 euro 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 preferred starting date is 1 September 2022.

    About us

    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 Algebraic Geometry group at the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) consists of Arno Kret, Diletta Martinelli, Mingmin Shen, Lenny Taelman, and their PhD students and postdocs. We run research seminars and study groups, and together with mathematicians of nearby universities we organise many national activities including national courses, the Intercity Seminars and the Belgian-Dutch Algebraic Geometry days.

    We also have a lot of interaction with the local research groups in Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics.

    Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.


    If you have any questions about the position, please contact:

    • Arno Kret (during office hours)

    Job application

    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 11 February 2022.

    Applications should include:
    • a CV;
    • a copy of your Master’s thesis or different mathematical text that you wrote, for instance your Bachelor’s thesis;
    • a letter of motivation;
    • a list of the courses that you have taken in your studies, along with their grades.

    Besides your cv, all other documents should be uploaded in one single pdf file. Letters of recommendations (two per applicant) can be sent directly to In the subject line should be written ‘Letter of recommendation for …’ and the name of applicant.

    The closing date for receiving completed applications is 11 February 2022. The interviews will take place at the end of February.

    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.

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