PhD position in Optimization

TU Delft, The Netherlands
Job Description: 


The research group "Optimization" at TU Delft, The Netherlands, has an open PhD position in the project:


A position for a PhD student (assistent in opleiding) is available at TU Delft. The appointment is for four years starting any time within the year 2011. The position is part of a research project on Semidefinite Programming and Harmonic Analysis, that is financed by the VIDI grant 639.032.917 from NWO, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.

The research topic is at the crossroads between discrete mathematics, linear algebra, analysis and optimization. No specific preknowledge is required, except having received a solid mathematical education and a Master's degree; students who are about to finish their Master's degree are also encouraged to apply.

The salary and terms of employment are in accordance with the "CAO-onderzoekinstellingen". The starting gross salary is EUR 2042/month and the salary increases with every year. Additional funds are available to cover travel expenses and fees for conferences and workshops, a research stay abroad and the printing of the PhD thesis. Moreover, next to a strong scientific environment (we have close connections to the other Dutch universities and to the center for mathematics and computer science, CWI Amsterdam), TU Delft offers attractive working conditions and initial help with housing for foreigners.

For more information about the project, consult:

or contact:

Frank Vallentin

An application, which should be sent to should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of the university education, examination marks, and, if possible, a copy of the M.Sc thesis. The deadline for application is on April 15, 2011.

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Deadline for Application: 
Apr 15 2011