Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Analysis

Postdoctoral Researcher in Applied Analysis (1.0 FTE)

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.

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.

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.

About the organization
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Additional information
For additional information about the vacancy please contact Dr. C. Kreisbeck via

Applicants are requested to provide a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), transcripts of diplomas, a research statement, and email addresses of two references. As part of the selection procedure, we may invite potential candidates for an interview. The call will be open for application until July 15, 2018, or until the position is filled.

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The application deadline is

Job location: 
Domplein 29
3512 JE Utrecht
Contact and application information
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Contact name: 
Dr. C. Kreisbeck
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