Sunday, February 19, 2017

[DMANET] PhD and postdoc in probabilistic/extremal combinatorics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Department of Mathematics, Radboud University Nijmegen
Application deadline: 16 March 2017

We seek outstanding, highly motivated researchers for the NWO VIDI
project, 'On the edge: theory and techniques at the frontiers of
edge-colouring', under the direction of Dr Ross Kang.

The PhD position is four years. The postdoc position is one year, with
a possible renewal. Both positions offer competitive salary and
benefits, including generous support for travel. There is a light
teaching duty that may be carried out in English if necessary. For
both, the expected starting date is 1 September 2017 (negotiable).

The project is in probabilistic and extremal combinatorics, and the
goal is to develop and apply novel methods in the context of
edge-colourings of graphs. The research has links with the theory of
communication networks, random graphs and algorithms.

The city of Nijmegen, with its Roman foundation, stakes a claim to
being the oldest in the Netherlands. It is surrounded by lush green
countryside and at the same time is conveniently connected to Schiphol
airport and larger Dutch cities like Amsterdam and Utrecht.

For more information, including details on the requirements and
application procedure:
(PhD position)
(postdoc position)

For informal inquiries, please contact Ross Kang (
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