Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Mathematics

Position ID: 1036-POSTDOC [#17041]
Position Title: Postdoctoral position in Dynamical Systems
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland 1081 HV, Netherlands [map]
Subject Area: Dynamical Systems
Application Deadline: 2021/02/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/12/15, listed until 2021/02/01)
Position Description:    

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Job description
The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for a three-year Postdoctoral position in Dynamical Systems, including (but not limited to) computational dynamics, data driven dynamics, network dynamics and evolutionary PDEs.

Preference will be given to candidates who can connect to existing research strengths in the department. The preferred starting date is 1 September 2021, or before.

The department has a strong desire to hire more female colleagues. Therefore, women are especially encouraged to apply.

Your duties

  • conducting research in the area of Dynamical Systems (85%)
  • contributing to the teaching portfolio of the Department of Mathematics (15%)


  • a PhD in mathematics with expertise in Dynamical Systems
  • strong independent research skills
  • good communication skills in English

What are we offering?
A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of 3491 Euros and a maximum of 4402 Euros. The job profile is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for 0.8-1.0 FTE. The appointment will initially be for two years. After a satisfactory evaluation, the contract will be extended for another year. Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:

  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • good paid parental leave scheme
  • good paid parental leave scheme

About Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. We strive to be a university where personal development and commitment to society play a leading role. A university where people from different disciplines and backgrounds collaborate to achieve innovations and to generate new knowledge. Our teaching and research encompass the entire spectrum of academic endeavour - from the humanities, the social sciences and the natural sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,000 students. We employ over 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible and located in the heart of Amsterdam's Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

The Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad. Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to around 6,000 students.

The Department of Mathematics
The Department of Mathematics strives for excellence in research. The department balances pure mathematical research with mathematical research motivated by applications. Researchers in the department are on one hand active at a fundamental and theoretical level, and, on the other hand, work on applications with links to business, the sciences, and societal issues. The department has a strong international research staff with expertise in dynamical systems, geometry and algebra, as well as in stochastics (statistics, data analytics, probability).

We are an inclusive university community. Diversity is one of our most important values. We believe that engaging in international activities and welcoming students and staff from a wide variety of backgrounds enhances the quality of our education and research. We are always looking for people who can enrich our world with their own unique perspectives and experiences. The diversity policy of the university can be found at https://www.vu.nl/en/about-vu-amsterdam/mission-and-profile/diversity/.

Are you interested in this position? Please apply at https://workingat.vu.nl/ad/postdoctoral-position-in-dynamical-systems/j3swgk by February 1st, 2021 and upload: a cover letter in which you describe your motivation, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:
Jan Bouwe van den Berg
Professor of Mathematics
E-mail: janbouwe.vanden.berg@vu.nl

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Postal Mail:
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Sciences, Department of Mathematics
De Boelelaan 1111
Web Page: https://www.math.vu.nl/en/index.aspx

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