Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Analysis (1.0 FTE)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Analysis (1.0 FTE)

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31 May 15 Jul Utrecht

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Utrecht University's Faculty of Science is looking for a Postdoc in Applied Analysis. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

Job description

The Mathematical Modeling group of the Mathematical Institute at Utrecht University is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Analysis. This Research Position is funded by the NWO project TOP2.613.001.703, which aims to develop new variational methods for multiscale problems with a focus on interactions between rigidity and anisotropy. The candidate will work in the active field of relaxation and homogenization with differential constraints and its applications to models in elasticity and plasticity theory.


Utrecht University


We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated candidate with a PhD in Mathematics. The candidate should have a strong research background in the calculus of variations and/or nonlinear partial differential equations, demonstrated by a publication record in high-quality journals. Moreover, we expect the ability to work independently and as a team member, as well as the willingness to travel and present the research results. Excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

Conditions of employment

We offer a position (1.0 FTE) for three years. The starting date will be between August 1, 2018 and January 1, 2019. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience  - ranges between €2,222 and €2,840 (P-scale according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) gross per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 % per year. We offer a pension scheme, (partly paid) parental leave, collective insurance schemes and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). More information is available at: working at Utrecht University.


A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Science consists of six Departments: Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Information and Computing Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Chemistry and Mathematics. The Faculty is home to 5,600 students and nearly 1,500 staff and is internationally renowned for the quality of its research. The Faculty's academic programmes reflect developments in today's society. Read the overall impression 2016 of the Faculty of Science.

The Mathematical Institute of the Department of Mathematics organizes and teaches the BSc curricula in Mathematics as well as the (English-taught) MSc programme in Mathematics. The Institute currently comprises about 10 full professors, 17 further Faculty members, 20 PhD students, 10 postdocs, and teaches 500 students. The Institute is internationally recognized for its excellent research in both pure and applied mathematics. It has a long-standing tradition of transdisciplinary collaboration with other scientific fields. Interdisciplinary activities include, but are not limited to, theoretical physics, theoretical biology, and life sciences.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €2222—€2840 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 980524



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