PhD candidate in algebraic geometry

PhD candidate in algebraic geometry

Published Deadline Location
24 Jan 17 Feb Leiden

Job description

PHD CANDIDATE/GRADUATE STUDENT IN ALGEBRAIC GEOMETRY

The Mathematical Institute of the Faculty of Science, Leiden University, is looking for a PhD candidate.

Vacancy number: 23-038

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Mathematical Institute of Leiden University invites applicants for a PhD position with David Holmes in algebraic geometry. You are likely to end up working on a problem somewhere around enumerative and/or logarithmic geometry. You will be joining an active and growing group around enumerative and log geometry, with 3 other PhD candidates and 1-2 postdocs working on closely related topics, within a larger group in Leiden specialising in algebra, geometry and number theory. We run a lot of local reading groups, as well as taking part in national algebraic geometry seminars. The position comes with some light teaching duties. 

Specifications

Leiden University

Requirements

Qualifications

  • An MSc in Mathematics;
  • A strong background in algebraic geometry, preferable with some knowledge of enumerative, logarithmic, or tropical geometry;
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative researcher;
  • English communication and writing skills.

Conditions of employment

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

We offer a full-time appointment of initially one year, with an extension after a positive evaluation of the progress of the research, personal capabilities and compatibility. The appointment will be extended for another three years for PhD candidates (salary range from €  2.541,-  to € . 3.247,-  gross per month; pay scale P in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

All our PhD students are embedded in the Leiden University Graduate School of Science www.graduateschools.leidenuniv.nl. Our graduate school offers several PhD training courses at three levels: professional courses, skills training and personal effectiveness. In addition, advanced courses to deepen scientific knowledge are offered by the research school.

Employer

LEIDEN UNIVERSITY

The Faculty of Science is a world-class faculty where staff and students work together in a dynamic international environment. It is a faculty where personal and academic development are top priorities. Our people are committed to expand fundamental knowledge by curiosity and to look beyond the borders of their own discipline; their aim is to benefit science, and to make a contribution to addressing the major societal challenges of the future.

The research carried out at the Faculty of Science is very diverse, ranging from mathematics, information science, astronomy, physics, chemistry and bio-pharmaceutical sciences to biology and environmental sciences. The research activities are organised in eight institutes. These institutes offer eight bachelor’s and twelve master’s programmes. The faculty has grown strongly in recent years and now has more than 2,500 staff and almost 6,000 students. We are located at the heart of Leiden’s Bio Science Park, one of Europe’s biggest science parks, where university and business life come together.

Mathematical Institute

The Mathematical Institute (MI) is one of the eight institutes within the Faculty of Science and has a strong international orientation. Its mission is to push the frontiers of scientific knowledge by developing and applying high quality mathematics, while offering a wide range of mathematical training in a friendly but challenging environment. 

We believe that mathematics is an essential part of human knowledge and our staff members take pride in their role as keepers of this rich field of science. They are dedicated to push the boundaries of mathematical knowledge and to contribute their experience towards solving problems faced in other sciences, society and industry. In addition, many of our staff members work hard to promote mathematical literacy in society at large through a multitude of outreach activities.

For more information, see www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science/mathematics; https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/science and  https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at

Additional information

Starting date

Around September 2023, flexible.

Diversity and inclusion

Fostering an inclusive community is a central element of the values and vision of Leiden University. Leiden University is committed to becoming an inclusive community which enables all students and staff to feel valued and respected and to develop their full potential. Diversity in experiences and perspectives enriches our teaching and strengthens our research. High quality teaching and research is inclusive. 

Teaching
Maximum  15 % teaching; You could think of  1 lecture course per year, thesis supervision of BSc and MSc students, and/or assistance with lectures.

Language
It is not expected that you speak any Dutch when you arrive, and it is not necessary for life at work or outside of it. Dutch courses are offered by the MI, and can be a nice way to feel more at home.

Information

Enquiries can be made to David Holmes, email holmesdst@math.leidenuniv.nl
You can get an idea of David’s research interests at https://davidholmes.nl/

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Application procedure

Applications

To apply for this vacancy, please send your cover letter and curriculum vitae via the ‘apply’ button below. Applications should also include two references (with e-mail addresses), the transcript of master’s grades and a draft master’s thesis, if available.

Anonymous preselection round
Please remove your name and email address from your CV, Cover letter, and transcript before uploading. These will be evaluated anonymously to make a shortlist before looking at the rest of your application. You can use a site like https://freepdfredactor.com to remove your name from your transcript.

The application deadline is 17 February 2023.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Applications

To apply for this vacancy, please send your cover letter and curriculum vitae via the ‘apply’ button below. Applications should also include two references (with e-mail addresses), the transcript of master’s grades and a draft master’s thesis, if available.

Anonymous preselection round
Please remove your name and email address from your CV, Cover letter, and transcript before uploading. These will be evaluated anonymously to make a shortlist before looking at the rest of your application. You can use a site like https://freepdfredactor.com to remove your name from your transcript.

The application deadline is 17 February 2023.

Make sure to apply no later than 17 Feb 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).