PhD position in Arithmetic Geometry (1.0 FTE)

PhD position in Arithmetic Geometry (1.0 FTE)

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Join the Mathematical Institute for this PhD position in arithmetic geometry in the group of Dr. Valentijn Karemaker.

Job description

We offer a PhD position in arithmetic geometry at Utrecht University. As a PhD student you will carry out mathematical research in the context of the research project p-structures on moduli spaces of abelian varieties and Drinfeld modules”, funded by an NWO Vidi grant. This project focusses on arithmetic properties of (supersingular) abelian varieties and Drinfeld modules over finite fields and their moduli spaces. You will be part of the research team of Dr. Valentijn Karemaker and work under her supervision.

The PhD project will be carried out at the Mathematical Institute of Utrecht University. During your PhD you will have light teaching duties.


Utrecht University


Excited about the position? Check if you have the following qualifications:

  • You are expected to have an MSc degree (or equivalent) in mathematics, or to obtain such a degree before the starting date of the PhD project.
  • A working proficiency in English will be necessary, as well as a collaborative and enterprising attitude towards research in mathematics. Knowledge of the Dutch language is not required.

Conditions of employment

We offer:

In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements, sports and cultural schemes and you get discounts on software and other IT products. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow.

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Ample funding is available to support travel to conferences and workshops abroad.


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The Mathematical Institute in Utrecht has a very active number theory and algebraic geometry research group: Utrecht Geometry Centre. In addition, you will have the opportunity to interact with the research consortium “Rational points: new dimensions” based at Utrecht, Groningen and Leiden.

The mathematical community in the Netherlands is tight-knit and you will have ample opportunity to participate in national events (including those organised by the consortium “Rational points: new dimensions”). Our group members interact regularly with experts at other Dutch universities. These interactions are also facilitated by the monthly Intercity Number Theory Seminar, the Intercity Geometry Seminar, the twice-annual DIAMANT Symposium, and the twice-annual GQT School and Colloquium. We also keep in touch with our colleagues in Belgium through the “Getaltheorie in het Vlakke Land” seminar and the Belgian-Dutch Algebraic Geometry Seminar.

Diversity and inclusion:

We commit to operating in accordance with the values of diversity and inclusion. Everyone deserves to be respected and feel at home in our research community, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. These values are reflected by Utrecht University’s diversity policy.

Diversity among group members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of research. Therefore, applicants from underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • PhD
  • Natural sciences
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2770—€3539 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1215797



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