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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena at Uni of Amsterdam

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena at the Faculty of Science, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands 2022



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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: €2,846 to €4,490/month

Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena (DIEP)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

Your experience and profile consist of:

  • a PhD degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, or logic;
  • experience as an independent researcher;
  • excellent organisational, communicational (in oral and written English) and cooperational skills.

Responsibilities/Job Description

[email protected] has one open position for a two-year DIEP postdoc fellowship. [email protected] seeks a senior postdoc whose research is at the interface between at least two institutes: the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS), the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI), the Institute of Physics (IoP), the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), the Informatics Institute (IvI), and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS). Explicit connections with HIMS are encouraged but not required.

You will join an exciting team of scientists that conducts exciting interdisciplinary research within emergence in areas such as non-equilibrium systems, stochastic systems, causality & causal inference, collective intelligence & social behaviour, network theory, multi-scale modelling, quantum information, multi-agent systems, phases of matter, and spacetime (here is a more detailed description of [email protected] research priority areas). For concrete ongoing research projects within [email protected] check: [email protected]'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 centre’s activities and contribute to the creation of an exciting research environment. The position is open to suitable candidates with a PhD in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, or logic. The candidates should have (some) experience as an independent researcher, and excellent organisational, communication and cooperation skills.

What are you going to do

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) and Ivl (computer science).
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.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 8359

Application Procedure

Applications in .pdf should include:

  • a cover letter including motivation and explaining how your research fits into [email protected] research priority areas, what institutes could be involved, potential co-workers and research subjects (see research portfolio);
  • a research statement about what topics you would like to pursue while at DIEP and how.
  • your CV, including publication list and;
  • the name and email address of three referees, who will be contacted directly and asked to send a recommendation letter.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews within 3 weeks after the closing date.

About the Department/Section/Group

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.

To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterized by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society. Here you can read more about working at the University of Amsterdam.


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Note or Other details

A temporary contract for 38 hours per week, preferably starting as soon as possible, for the duration of two years.

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be €2,846 to €4,490 (scale 10) gross per month, based on full-time employment (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.

The UvA offers excellent possibilities for further professional development and education.


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.

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