PhD Candidate in Analysis and Geometry on Manifolds and Related Areas

Research / Academic

The Department of Mathematics is seeking an outstanding, highly motivated PhD candidate for a research position in the general area of analysis and geometry on manifolds, index theory, noncommutative geometry and group and representation theory. The PhD project will be supervised by Dr Peter Hochs. The precise project will depend on the candidate's interests and experience.

We will support you through the PhD process to engage in excellent research, participate in international meetings and develop teaching skills that will equip you for a career in either academia or industry. Applicants should be available to start the PhD by January 2021 at the latest, and may start as early as October 2020 (the earlier, the better). This position has a light teaching load, and upon successful completion, you will be awarded a PhD from Radboud University.

We welcome applications from candidates with an excellent academic track record, and demonstrable experience, such as a Master's thesis, in at least one of the areas mentioned above. Members from groups that are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • You hold a Master's degree in mathematics, or you are on track to obtain one before the start of the project.
  • You have experience in one or more areas relevant to this position, as evidenced by courses followed and your Master's thesis.
  • You have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • You are a highly motivated, enthusiastic, critical, creative and pro-active individual.
  • You are capable of working in a team as well as independently.

Salary Benefits:

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 3.061 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale P).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years.
  • The intended start date is 1 October 2020.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?
Work Hours:

32 - 40 hours per week


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