Delft University of Technology, Delft Institute of Applied Mathematics

Position ID: TUDelft-PHDSTUD [#19880, TUD02180]
Position Title: PhD Position Foundations of Stochastics Partial Differential Equations
Position Type: Student programs
Position Location: Delft, Zuid-Holland 2600GA, Netherlands [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Foundations of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations (FoundSPDE)
Application Deadline: 2022/06/24 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/04/12, finished 2022/08/22, listed until 2022/06/24)
Position Description:    

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At the Delft Institute for Applied Mathematics (DIAM), part of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), NL, two full-time PhD positions in the mathematical analysis of stochastic partial differential equations are offered. The PhD candidate will be supervised by M.C. Veraar (part of the Analysis Group at DIAM). The focus of both of the projects is on well-posedness, regularity, long-time behavior, large deviations and/or approximation of solutions to parabolic and hyperbolic SPDEs of semi- and quasi-linear type. A background in Probability Theory and/or Analysis is preferable.

Information regarding Veraar's research can be found here:

Information on the Analysis Group can be found here:

The appointment is for a duration of 4 years. The intended starting date is September 2022.

The project is funded by NWO Vici FounSPDE (awared to Veraar) and includes a generous budget for travel, inviting visitors, participating in conferences, etc. The salary is the standard salary for a PhD student of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (

The successful candidate will focus on carrying out mathematical research. The candidate is supposed to do minor teaching task (at most 15% of the contract time). There will be the possibility to teach (in English). Communication will be in English. If desired, there is the possibility to take Dutch language courses offered by the Language Center for Languages and Academic Skills of TU Delft.


The candidate should hold a Master's degree in mathematics or a closely related area and should have a profound knowledge on analysis and/or probability theory. Furthermore, the candidate should have interest and ability in working in teams.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements (


Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2443 per month in the first year to € 3122 in the fourth year. Additionally, an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% year-end bonus is paid. In many cases, for applicants from abroad a tax reduction applies ( As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts 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.


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.

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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.

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For more information about this vacancy, please contact M.C. Veraar via email ( In order to simplify communication, please add the prefix [FounSPDE] to the subject of your email. Before inquiring, please visit the web page for general information about Veraar's research (


Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply no later than 24 June 2022 via: and upload your motivation and CV.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure. You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post. Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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