PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics

Research / Academic

The Department of Mathematics at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) is seeking an outstanding, highly motivated PhD candidate for numerical analysis of nonlinear sound wave propagation.

Mathematical research on nonlinear acoustics is driven by a large number of high-intensity ultrasound applications. These range from non-invasive treatments of various medical disorders to non-destructive material testing. Your work in this area will focus on the numerical analysis of nonlinear sound waves. You will develop and mathematically analyse suitable numerical approaches for the simulation of nonlinear acoustic wave propagation. The goal is to gain a deeper understanding of ultrasonic effects through numerical analysis and simulation. You will be encouraged to attend and take part in scientific meetings. The project is led by Dr Vanja Nikolic and funded for 4 years. It has a light teaching load. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a PhD from Radboud University.

We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups in STEM.


  • Master's degree in Mathematics completed before the start date.
  • Strong background in analysis, numerical analysis, or optimisation of partial differential equations.
  • Keen interest in programming.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.

Salary Benefits:

  • Employment: 40 hours per week.
  • The starting salary is €2,325 per month on a full-time basis, the salary will increase to €2,972 per month in the fourth year (P scale).
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: Your performance will be evaluated after 18 months. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended.
  • 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.
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Work Hours:

40 hours per week


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