I have an opening for a PhD position. The position is for four years, and is funded by a VIDI grant from the NWO (the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research). Informal queries (not applications!) regarding the position can be addressed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See my research and publications pages for an idea of my research interests, which lie primarily in fundamental mathematical aspects of algorithms and discrete optimization. Possible projects include the following.
The opening is within the Department of Econometrics & Operations Research of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Our group consists of a number of researchers working on theoretical problems in combinatorial optimization and algorithms, motivated by real-world applications. I am also affiliated with the Networks & Optimization group at CWI (the national research institute for mathematics and computer science in the Netherlands), and the successful candidate would be encouraged to interact and collaborate with the group there. Algorithms and optimization is thriving in Amsterdam, and there are a large number of faculty, postdocs and students in the vicinity.
The position includes generous travel funding, including the opportunity to attend top conferences in Europe and North America, and to collaborate internationally. Amsterdam is a beautiful, lively, and exceptionally liveable city. Amsterdam is very international, and English is almost universally spoken. The gross monthly salary, for an employee on a full time basis, is € 2266 during the first year and increases to € 2897 over the four year period. In addition to this, there is a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%.
Applicants should have (or expect to soon have) a masters degree in mathematics, computer science, or operations research. Some experience in topics related to optimization, algorithms, theoretical computer science, graph theory, or algorithmic game theory is a plus. However, the main requirement is a strong mathematical background, and an interest and curiosity in theoretical questions. Concrete real-world applications, while not excluded, are not a focus of this project. Proficiency in English is a requirement; Dutch language skills are not needed. There is some flexibility in the starting date of the position, but it must commence before September 2019.
Please send your application to: email@example.com, with the subject line “PhD Application”.
All applications received by December 28th will receive full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.
Applications should include the following.
All included files must be in PDF format.