Tenure Track position machine learning and partial differential equations

Tenure Track position machine learning and partial differential equations

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9 Dec 15 Jan Amsterdam

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Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam invites enthusiastic and highly talented researchers to apply for a 'Tenure track position, Machine learning and partial differential equations' in the Scientific Computing research group.

Job description

CWI is looking for an excellent applied mathematician with research interests in machine learning (ML), partial differential equations (PDEs) and scientific computing. You have profound expertise in one or more of these areas; preferably, you combine them in your research, for example by enriching computational methods for PDEs with ML techniques or by analyzing ML algorithms from a PDE perspective. Furthermore, you have an interest in applications relevant to the Scientific Computing research group: multiscale systems, climate, finance, renewable energy, and computational fluid dynamics.

The tenure track position will be in the Scientific Computing research group at CWI. Current research topics of the group include uncertainty quantification, data assimilation, multiscale modeling and simulation, data-driven stochastic modeling, numerical algorithms for stochastic differential equations, Monte Carlo methods and rare event simulation. As a researcher at CWI Amsterdam you will have the opportunity to collaborate with mathematicians and computer scientists all across the institute.

While on a tenure track, you are expected to develop your own research line, to perform fundamental research while being open to applications, to acquire external funding, to participate in research projects together with other academic institutes or industry, and to supervise Ph.D. students.


Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)


We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly talented candidate with a strong track record of innovative research and publications in leading international journals. You have the ambition and potential to acquire personal research grants such as VIDI/VICI (NWO) or ERC grants (EU), as well as to acquire external funding for applied research (e.g. from NWO-TTW, EU or industry). You are able to work as an independent researcher who can set his/her own research agenda, as demonstrated by previous post-doctoral work experience (ca 2-5 years), and you have excellent communication skills. You are able to connect to current research at CWI while at the same time bringing in substantial new expertise. Moreover, you are willing to acquire a basic knowledge of Dutch during the tenure track.

CWI encourages a diverse workforce: we endeavor to develop talent and creativity by bringing people from different backgrounds and cultures together. We recruit and select based on capabilities and talent. We strongly encourage everyone with the appropriate qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 3 to 5 years.

The tenure track position is for three or five years, depending on knowledge and experience of the candidate. At the end of a successful tenure track term, a permanent scientific staff position will be offered. Criteria for evaluation comprise a list of publications that is well above average, a demonstrated ability to acquire funding, supervise post docs/PhD students and other researchers in training, and to build an (inter)national network and reputation.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). Depending on relevant work experience, the gross monthly starting salary for an employee on a full-time basis ranges from €3682 to €5064. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8,33%.

CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexible scheduling and help with housing for expat employees.


Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and is an institute of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The mission of CWI is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to trade, industry, and society at large.

CWI is an internationally oriented institute, with 160 scientists from approximately 30 countries. The facilities are first-rate and include excellent IT support, career planning, training, and courses.

CWI is located at Science Park Amsterdam that is presently developing into a major location of research in the natural sciences in The Netherlands, housing the sciences of the University of Amsterdam as well as several other national research institutes next to CWI.


  • Research, development, innovation; Education
  • Engineering
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • €3682—€5064 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT Tenure track


Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)

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