Postdoc Position in Stochastic Analysis
University of Amsterdam
The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics is offering a 2 year postdoc position in stochastic analysis in the Applied Probability Research group, on the NWO VIDI project “Numerical analysis for stochastic differential equations in Riemannian manifolds”. The goal of this project is to develop and analyse numerical schemes for SDEs in Riemannian manifolds. Simulations of SDEs in Riemannian manifolds are used in statistics for analysing geometrically constrained data. Simulations are also used in cell biology, data visualisation, and image recognition. This project however is of a more theoretical nature: our goal is to develop suitable approximation schemes and analyse their convergence rates. The post-doc may also set up/maintain her/his own line of research, provided it has connections this project.
The above-mentioned NWO project also includes funding for one PhD student (to be hired September 2023) and a workshop (to be held in 2025). The applicant is welcome (but certainly not obliged) to get involved in the supervision of the PhD student and/or the organisation of the conference.
Finally, there is a strong and growing community working on stochastic analysis in Riemannian manifolds in the Netherlands, involving researchers from the UvA, VU, and TU Delft. In short, we offer a thriving research community with ample possibilities to interact and collaborate.
What are you going to do?
Tasks and responsibilities:
conducting independent research in stochastic analysis, resulting in academic publications in peer-reviewed international journals and/or books;
actively contributing to and developing national and international research networks and other forms of cooperation;
teaching courses in English, in the bachelor and master programmes (approximately 1 or 2 courses per year);
(possibly) co-supervising Bachelor, Master and/or PhD theses.
What do you have to offer?
Your experience and profile :
PhD in Stochastic analysis;
committed researcher, demonstrated by publications in international refereed academic journals and academic publishers;
professional command of English.
In addition, our preferred candidate has experience in either numerical analysis for stochastic differential equations or in stochastic differential equations in Riemannian manifolds.
We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 24 months (with a probationary period of two months). The preferred starting date is to be discussed (September 2023 at the latest).
The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 2,960 to € 4,670 (scale 10). This does not include 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% year-end allowance. The UFO profile Researcher 4 is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.
Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits:
232 holiday hours per year (based on fulltime) and extra holidays between Christmas and 1 January;
16 weeks birth leave (birth mother) with 100% salary;
7 weeks birth leave (for partner of birth mother) with 100% salary;
partly paid parental leave;
a pension at ABP for which UvA pays two third part of the contribution;
help with finding housing for a studio or small apartment when you’re moving from abroad.