Postdoc Fellowships in Physical Sciences
University of Amsterdam Faculty of Science
Netherlands

Postdoc Fellowships in DIEP 


Publication date 9 March 2020
Closing date 30 April 2020
Level of education PhD
Hours 38 hours per week
Salary indication €2,709 to €4,274 gross per month
Vacancy number 20-172


DIEP@UvA has several open positions consisting of three year DIEP postdoc fellowships. DIEP@UvA seeks senior postdocs whose research interests align with those of at least two of the following institutes: Institute of Physics (IoP), the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI), the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), the Informatics Institute (IvI), the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).


You will join an exciting team of scientists and conduct exciting interdisciplinary research within emergence in areas such as non-equilibrium systems, causality, collective intelligence, network theory, multiscale modelling, quantum information, phases of mater, etc. (for a more detailed description of DIEP@UvA research priority areas). DIEP@UvA has multiple ongoing research projects in: multiscale modelling of systems out of equilibrium; rare events in e.g. climate science; models of causal inference; logic for multi-agent systems; quantum and classical information theory; self-organisation in active matter; emergent behaviour in catalytic processes; emergence of collective social behavior; emergent phases of matter and spacetime; etc. For concrete ongoing research projects within DIEP@UvA check DIEP@UvA's research portfolio.


We expect you to be able to work with a high degree of independence and serve as a driving force for your research subject. We also expect you to participate and help with the center’s activities and contribute to the creation of an exciting research environment.

What are you going to do?


You are expected to:

  • perform, high level research (analytical theory, numerical modeling or logical-semantical foundations, experiment, formal proofs etc.) related to the above topics or a closely related field;
  • be able to work together with several other researchers within DIEP from different background (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, logic);
  • act as central beacon on the research topic within DIEP;
  • assist in organising workshops related to the DIEP topics.

The research fellow will be integrated within the research interests of at least two of the following institutes: IoP (physics), HIMS (chemistry), IILC (logic), KdV (mathematics), Ivl (computer science).


What do we require?

  • A PhD in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, or logic;
  • experience as an independent researcher;
  • excellent organizational, communication and cooperation skills.


Our offer
A temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of 3 years.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,709 to €4,274 (scale 10) gross per month, based on full-time employmnt (38 hours a week). These amounts are exclusive 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable.

Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Then find out more about working at the Faculty of Science.


About the Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 6,500, as well as 1,600 members of staff working in education, research or support services. Researchers and students at the Faculty of Science are fascinated by every aspect of how the world works, be it elementary particles, the birth of the universe or the functioning of the brain.


Questions?
Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact:

Dr Jay Armas


Job application
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter by 30 april 2020. You may apply online by using the link below.


Applications should include:

  • a cover letter including motivation and explaining how your research fits into DIEP@UvA research priority areas, what institutes could be involved, potential co-workers and research subjects (see research portfolio);
  • your CV, including publication list and
  • the name and email address of two referees, who will be asked to upload their recommendation letters directly.

Please upload all the documents as one single PDF in the field marked CV. #LI-DNP

No agencies please


 


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