PhD position in Mathematics

The position

The Department of Mathematics at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) is seeking an outstanding, highly motivated PhD candidate to work on a project in geometric analysis and mathematical general relativity. The position is part of a larger research programme on (weak) solutions of the Einstein equations and their global geometry, and is associated with Annegret Burtscher. You should hold a Master's degree in Mathematics (or a related discipline with a strong mathematical component) by the starting date. Applications from candidates with a suitable background in analysis, partial differential equations, differential geometry and/or general relativity are particularly welcome. Proficiency in spoken and written English is essential.

The duration of the contract is 4 years and includes a light teaching load (in English). Upon successful completion you will be awarded a PhD from Radboud University. You will be encouraged to attend and contribute to international scientific meetings.

Work environment

The Department of Mathematics is part of the Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). IMAPP has a friendly and open atmosphere, and a strong expertise in mathematical physics and analysis. For more information on IMAPP see

Further information and application

More information about the PhD position is available on

Please submit your application by April 14, 2019 through the online form on this webpage and include a letter of motivation, a CV, a transcript of records, an abstract of your Master’s thesis (if applicable) and contact details of two academic reference writers. Interviews are likely to be held in April 2019, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

We encourage applications from underrepresented groups in Mathematics. The starting date of the position is expected in August 2019, but negotiable.

All questions concerning the PhD position should be directly addressed to Annegret Burtscher,

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Sunday, April 14, 2019
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Annegret Burtscher
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