female PhD student for the Constance van Eeden PhD fellowship

female PhD student for the Constance van Eeden PhD fellowship

Published Deadline Location
17 May 14 Aug Amsterdam

Job description

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam has a vacancy in any of our research groups for a highly talented female PhD student for the

Constance van Eeden PhD fellowship.

Are you the female PhD who will surprise us with creativity, own way of thinking and inspiring angles to solve research questions with mathematics and computer science?
Didn't you study Mathematics or Computer Science but a related field such as chemistry, biology, ICT physics, econometrics, other engineering than CWI would like to cordially invite you to apply!

Job description
Constance van Eeden (1927-2021) was one of the first female PhD students who worked at CWI from 1954 to 1960, and was also one of the first female PhD students in statistics in the Netherlands.

In order to create more awareness for the position of female researchers and to attract talented female researchers who are not immediately on CWI's scope CWI offers special positions for a talented female researcher at the start of her career as of 2022.

Who can apply?
You hold a Master's degree in Mathematics or Computer Science or a related field of science.
You have a special interest in one of CWI's focus areas: Algorithms, Data & Intelligent Systems, Cryptology & Security, and Quantum Computing:
You have a grade point average of 8
You are motivated to be an ambassador for the recruitment of more women in science.

What do we offer you?
  • A PhD position at CWI of four years with an optional extension year.
  • Freedom to choose within which research group the PhD will take place.
  • Dedicated Mentor or coach (senior researcher?).
  • Residency at a prestigious international institute/university for the duration of approximately six months.
  • A larger budget for training and travel.
  • An extension year when more time is needed to expand your knowledge.


Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)


Candidates are required to have a Master's degree. Preferable qualifications for candidates include proven research talent, an excellent command of English, good academic writing and presentation skills, affinity with a research institute such as CWI, in alignment with the focus areas and additional activities which add something extra.

Diversity code
CWI encourages a diverse workforce: we endeavour 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: 18 months.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). The initial labour agreement will be for a period of 18 months. After a positive evaluation, the agreement will be extended by 30 months with an optional renewal year. The gross monthly salary, for a PhD student on a full time basis, is €2.441 during the first year and increases to €3.128 over the four year period.
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.

Please visit our websites for more information about our terms of employment:


Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

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 Amsterdam Science Park which is home to one of the largest concentrations of beta science in Europe. A melting pot of innovation. Companies looking to collaborate can work together with brilliant students, scientists and fellow entrepreneurs. Collectively they develop revolutionary solutions for today's issues and tomorrow's challenges.

Additional information

We would like to receive your application before 15 August 2022 including:
  1. a cover letter
  2. a curriculum vitae and preferably a list of publications
  3. the Master thesis and grade list or a letter of recommendation from a senior scientist if you have not yet graduated.
For more information about the vacancy, please contact Angelique Schilder, HR manager and Gender Diversity Coordinator, email schilder@cwi.nl.
For more information and a video about the Constance van Eeden Fellowship, please visit https://www.cwi.nl/cvefellowship or watch our video about working at CWI.


  • PhD; PhD scholarship
  • Agriculture; Natural sciences; Engineering; Health; Economics; Law; Behaviour and society; Language and culture; Food
  • max. €2407 per month
  • University graduate
  • 3415


Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 14 Aug 2022 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).