Universiteit Leiden, Mathematical Institute

Position ID: MI-EDIX_PD [#21700, Edix_PD]
Position Title: Edixhoven Postdoctoral Fellow (0.8-1.0 fte)
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Leiden, Zuid-Holland 2333 CA, Netherlands [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2023/01/09 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/12/02, finished 2023/03/05, listed until 2023/03/01)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The Faculty of Science and the Mathematical Institute are looking for the inaugural 

Edixhoven Postdoctoral Fellow (0.8-1.0 fte)

The Mathematical Institute of Leiden University is inviting applications for the inaugural Edixhoven Postdoctoral Fellowship. We are looking for talented individuals, with a promising early track record in mathematical research and an ambitious research plan. We are open to any research areas that fit well within the institute. Candidates from groups that are currently underrepresented in the field of mathematics are explicitly invited to apply.

Key responsibilities
As the holder of this position, you will:
  • Continue to develop original lines of research;
  • Perform light duties in our teaching program.

You are expected to have completed a PhD in mathematics before the starting date of the position. A good command of the English language will be necessary, together with the communication and collaboration skills required to execute your project. 

Employment conditions 
The intended starting date for this two-year position is September 1st 2023, but this is flexible. You will be appointed in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The gross monthly salary is between € 2,960.- and € 4,670.- (scale 10) depending on your qualifications and experience. Funding is also available to support travel to conferences and workshops abroad.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package including pension build-up, paid parental leave and additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3%). Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information, see our website.

Diversity and inclusion
Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive. 

Leiden University
Leiden University is one of Europe’s leading international research universities. Thanks to its committed and inspired employees, the university enjoys a leading role in academic research and education. Leiden also scores very well every year in prominent rankings. This means that, to maintain our position, the bar is set very high. Regardless of the work you do at our university, you are always encouraged to broaden your horizons, develop your talents and reach your full potential. 

Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science at Leiden University is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organized in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelors’ and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,500 staff and over 6,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together. 

Mathematical Institute
The Mathematical Institute (MI) is one of the eight institutes within the Faculty of Science and has a strong international orientation. Its mission is to push the frontiers of scientific knowledge by developing and applying high quality mathematics, while offering a wide range of mathematical training in a friendly but challenging environment. 

We believe that mathematics is an essential part of human knowledge and our staff members take pride in their role as keepers of this rich field of science. They are dedicated to push the boundaries of mathematical knowledge and to contribute their experience towards solving problems faced in other sciences, society and industry. In addition, many of our staff members work hard to promote mathematical literacy in society at large through a multitude of outreach activities.

In memoriam
This biannual fellowship at the Mathematical Institute is offered to honor the legacy of prof.dr. Bas Edixhoven

Contact and further information
For further information about this position or the recruitment process, please contact prof. dr. Arjen Doelman (doelman@math.leidenuniv.nl). 

You can find more information about the Faculty of Science here. For more information about working at Leiden University please visit our website.  

Please submit your application through mathjobs at the latest on January 9th 2023.
To be considered complete, please make sure your application contains the following items:
  • cover letter;
  • curriculum vitae;  
  • brief research plan;  
  • list of publications;
  • three reference letters.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
Leiden University
Mathematical Institute
attn: HR Office, room 203b
Niels Bohrweg 1
2333 CA Leiden