Tenure-track position on Scientific Machine Learning

Tenure-track position on Scientific Machine Learning

Published Deadline Location
16 Mar 14 May Amsterdam

Job description

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science, based in Amsterdam. CWI strives to be a diverse and inclusive research institute. To achieve balanced representation in leadership positions, we will prioritize applications from women researchers (including identifying as) for a number of job openings we will have in the course of this year.

One of these vacancies is a

Tenure-track position

on the subject of Scientific Machine Learning and Uncertainty Quantification.

Job description
The Scientific Computing group of CWI aims to strengthen its research activities and international position in the field of Scientific Machine Learning (SciML) and Uncertainty Quantification (UQ). We are looking for talented individuals who are keen to develop their own innovative line of fundamental research within these themes. In particular, our research focuses on combining classical mathematical-physical modelling (e.g., PDE-based) with recent data-driven techniques (such as neural networks) to arrive at efficient and predictive models, that can be employed in complex problems such as multi-scale problems, fluid flow simulation and molecular dynamics. Examples of current research topics in the group are reduced-order models, closure models, rare event simulation, uncertainty quantification and neural differential equations. We invite applicants with a background in these topics, but are also very much welcoming applications that can extend our group's expertise in new directions, for example in the direction of physics-informed learning, optimal control, or data assimilation.


Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)


You are an applied mathematician with a PhD degree and with research interests in scientific computing, machine learning and partial differential equations. You have profound expertise in one or more of these areas; preferably you combine them to tackle challenging problems, such as arising from practical applications.

You have proven your ability to make impactful research contributions. You have developed a research vision, with clear ideas that you want to explore scientifically. You are keen to further develop your teaching and funding skills, and to actively participate in and help develop CWI's initiatives for the Dutch mathematics and computer science communities. You communicate well and enjoy developing (inter)national collaborations. In supervising students and PhD candidates, you are responsive to their needs.

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

The Tenure-track position at CWI is for three or five years, depending on your previous experience. You will be supported throughout this period to work towards a permanent position. The terms of employment are arranged with a Collective Labor Agreement ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). Depending on relevant work experience, the gross monthly starting salary on a full-time basis ranges from € 4,064 to € 6,355, and in addition a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%.

Attractive working conditions at CWI
We provide comfortable facilities, and have flexible working hours (partly working from home), including benefits, and offer professional coaching and training and support for e.g. grant-writing.
We help with housing for expat employees, and if accepting this position means your partner must find another job, we can also be of assistance.


Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and is part of the Institutes Organisation of the Dutch Research Council (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 27 countries, an informal atmosphere and short lines of communication. We have an activity committee that organizes after-work activities and an informal women's network.

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


To find more information about the group, please visit the group page and watch their video.

Additional information

If you want to apply, please send:
  • a motivation letter;
  • a curriculum vitae with your publications, teaching and outreach;
  • copies of your three most prominent publications;
  • the names of three senior scientists whom CWI can ask for letters of recommendation;
  • a research statement and a research plan for the next few years, including ideas on acquiring funding.
The application deadline is May 15th, 2023.

For more information about the vacancy, please contact Benjamin Sanderse, Benjamin.Sanderse@cwi.nl.
We especially invite qualified women (including identifying as) to apply.

For more information about CWI, please visit www.cwi.nl or watch our video about working at CWI. To hear from CWI colleagues about what it is like to work at CWI, please visit: https://www.cwi.nl/en/jobs/why-cwi/testimonials


  • Postdoc
  • Agriculture; Natural sciences; Engineering
  • €3778—€5196 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 3442


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Make sure to apply no later than 14 May 2023 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).