Postdoc Position in Stochastic Analysis

Postdoc Position in Stochastic Analysis

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13 Oct 30 Nov Amsterdam

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Job description


The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics is offering a 2 year postdoc position in stochastic analysis in the Applied Probability Research group, on the NWO VIDI project "Numerical analysis for stochastic differential equations in Riemannian manifolds". The goal of this project is to develop and analyse numerical schemes for SDEs in Riemannian manifolds. Simulations of SDEs in Riemannian manifolds are used in statistics for analysing geometrically constrained data. Simulations are also used in cell biology, data visualisation, and image recognition. This project however is of a more theoretical nature: our goal is to develop suitable approximation schemes and analyse their convergence rates. The post-doc may also set up/maintain her/his own line of research, provided it has connections this project.

The above-mentioned NWO project also includes funding for one PhD student (to be hired September 2023) and a workshop (to be held in 2025). The applicant is welcome (but certainly not obliged) to get involved in the supervision of the PhD student and/or the organisation of the conference.

Finally, there is a strong and growing community working on stochastic analysis in Riemannian manifolds in the Netherlands, involving researchers from the UvA, VU, and TU Delft. In short, we offer a thriving research community with ample possibilities to interact and collaborate.

What are you going to do?

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • conducting independent research in stochastic analysis, resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or books;
  • actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of cooperation;
  • teaching courses in English, in the bachelor and master programmes (approximately 1 or 2 courses per year);
  • (possibly) co-supervising Bachelor, Master and/or PhD theses.


University of Amsterdam (UvA)


Your experience and profile :
  • PhD in Stochastic analysis;
  • committed researcher, demonstrated by publications in international refereed academic journals and academic publishers;
  • professional command of English.
In addition, our preferred candidate has experience in either numerical analysis for stochastic differential equations or in stochastic differential equations in Riemannian manifolds.

Conditions of employment

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 24 months (with a probationary period of two months). The preferred starting date is to be discussed (September 2023 at the latest).

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 2,960 to € 4,670 (scale 10). This does not include 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% year-end allowance. The UFO profile Researcher 4 is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the '30% ruling', may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:
  • 232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
  • 16 weeks birth leave (birth mother) with 100% salary;
  • 7 weeks birth leave (for partner of birth mother) with 100% salary;
  • partly paid parental leave;
  • a pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
  • help with finding housing for a studio or small apartment when you're moving from abroad.
Are you curious to read more about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits, take a look here.


Faculty of Science

The University of Amsterdam is the Netherlands' largest university, offering the widest range of academic programmes. At the UvA, 30,000 students, 6,000 staff members and 3,000 PhD candidates study and work in a diverse range of fields, connected by a culture of curiosity.

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 8,000, as well as 1,800 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.

Institute/Department: The Korteweg-de Vries Instituut is the mathematics institute of the University of Amsterdam. We have approximately 35 permanent staff members and 40 PhD students and post-docs.

Want to know more about our organisation? Read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.

Any questions?

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:
  • Sonja Cox (project leader):
    • T: +31 20 525 8478


  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 10518


University of Amsterdam (UvA)

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