Delft University of Technology, Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics

Position ID: TUDelft-PD [#19142]
Position Title: Postdoc in Mathematical Analysis of PDEs (3 years)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Delft, Zuid-Holland 2600GA, Netherlands [map]
Subject Area: Analysis of Moving Contact Lines (AnaCon)
Application Deadline: 2022/01/09 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/11/30, listed until 2022/01/31)
Position Description:    

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At the Delft Institute for Applied Mathematics (DIAM), part of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands, a full-time postdoctoral position in the mathematical analysis of partial differential equations from fluid mechanics is offered. The postdoc will be mentored by Dr. M.V. Gnann (part of the Analysis Group at DIAM). The focus of the project is on Stokes and Navier-Stokes equations formulated as free boundary problems in which the free boundary has contact points. The research will be on developing a well-posedness and regularity theory for such problems that in particular characterizes singularities at contact points. For more information regarding Dr. Gnann's research, please visit:

Information on the Analysis Group can be found here:

The successful candidate will focus on carrying out mathematical research. If requested by the candidate, there will be the possibility to teach (in English) but the teaching load shall be kept light. Communication will be in English. If desired, there is the possiblity to take Dutch language courses offered by the Language Center for Languages and Academic Skills of TU Delft, see:


The candidate should:

- hold or soon acquire a doctorate in mathematics or a closely related area,

- have profound knowledge on the mathematical analysis of partial differential equations,

- have excellent proficiency in oral and written English,

- be able to work in teams.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYEMENT. The position is a full-time position for 38 hours per week (1,0 FTE), funded by NWO M-1 grant AnaCon (awared to Dr. Gnann) and includes a generous budget for travel, inviting visitors, participating in conferences, etc. of in total 17,000€. The appointment is for 3 years, the latest possible starting date is May 2022. Salary and benefits (such as 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end-bonus) are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Salary is based on experience, indication: scale 10 € 2.836,00 - €4.474,00. For applicants from abroad a tax reduction may apply,

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

TU DELFT (DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY). Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

FACULTY ELECTRICAL ENGINERING, MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE. The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three disciplines - electrical engineering, mathematics and computer science. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make future-proof. We are also working on a world in which humans and computers reinforce each other. We are mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. There is plenty of room here for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1,100 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

Go to the website of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science :

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. Inquiries regarding the application procedure should be sent to

For scientific inquiries regarding this vacancy, please contact Dr. M.V. Gnann via mail:

In order to simplify communication, please add the prefix [AnaCon] to the subject of your email. Before inquiring, please visit the web page: for general information about Dr. Gnann's research.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE. Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before January 9, 2022 via the application button and upload:

- a cover letter in which you explain your motivation on why you want to come to TU Delft, what your scientific interests are, and why they connect to the topic of the project,

- your most recent CV,

- a research statement of preferrably no more than 5 pages,

- a publication list,

- copies of academic transcripts,

- contact details of at least two, preferrably three senior scientists whom you have contacted for a recommendation letter regarding your scientific work beforehand,

- your bachelor's, master's, and PhD thesis (if available online, a link is sufficient)

Review of applications will start on December 13, 2021. Applications sent before January 9, 2022, will be given full consideration. Later applications may still be considered until the position is filled.

- A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

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- We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

- Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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