Radboud University

PhD Candidate in Algebraic Topology

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The Department of Mathematics at Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands) is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated PhD Candidate to work on a PhD project in homotopy theory.
You will work on a PhD project under the supervision of Dr Magdalena Kedziorek. The position is funded for 4 years with a light teaching load of up to 10% of your working time. You will be encouraged to participate in relevant conferences, workshops and seminars, and to communicate your findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a PhD degree from Radboud University. Members from groups that are underrepresented in Mathematics are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • You should hold a Master's degree in Mathematics (or an equivalent degree).
  • You have a strong background in algebraic topology or a related area.
  • You have excellent writing and communication skills.

We are

Algebraic topology is one of the research areas of the Department of Mathematics at Radboud University. The field is represented by Dr Magdalena Kedziorek and Dr Steffen Sagave.
The department has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere with researchers in related areas including algebraic and arithmetic geometry, differential geometry, operator algebras, and representation theory. There is a good balance of senior and junior staff, as well as of Dutch and international researchers, and there are regular research seminars and informal events throughout the year. Moreover, the algebraic topologists at Radboud University are part of a larger network of Dutch algebraic topologists who regularly interact and meet for seminars and other events. The Mathematics Department has more than 20 PhD candidates, several of whom work in algebraic topology and related areas.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • It concerns an employment for 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross starting salary amounts to €2,541 per month based on a 38-hour working week, and will increase to €3,247 in the fourth year (salary scale P).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be employed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years (4 year contract).
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.

Additional employment conditions

Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Would you like more information?

For questions about the position, please contact Dr Magdalena Kedziorek, at m.kedziorek@math.ru.nl.

Practical information and applying

You can apply until 8 December 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Dr Magdalena Kedziorek. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation, including a short summary of your Master's thesis.
  • Your CV, including the contact details of at least one academic reference, preferably the Master project supervisor.
  • Proof of your Bachelor's and Master's degree, including grade transcripts.
  • A copy of your Master's thesis (if already completed).

The interviews will take place in the week of 12 December. You would preferably begin employment no later than 1 March 2023.
We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

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Application deadline 08 December 2022

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