DIEP fellowships at DIEP@UvA

Interdisciplinary three year postdoc positions

status: closed (deadline May 10th, 2020) (positions have been filled)

DIEP@UvA has several open positions consisting of three year DIEP postdoc fellowships. DIEP@UvA seeks senior postdocs whose research interests align with those of at least two of the following institutes: Institute of Physics (IoP), the Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI), the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), the Informatics Institute (IvI), the Van 't Hoff Institute for Molecular Sciences (HIMS) and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).

You will join an exciting team of scientists and conduct exciting interdisciplinary research within emergence in areas such as non-equilibrium systems, causality, collective intelligence, network theory, multiscale modelling, quantum information, phases of mater, etc (for a more detailed description of DIEP@UvA research priority areas). DIEP@UvA has multiple ongoing research projects in: multiscale modelling of systems out of equilibrium; rare events in e.g. climate science; models of causal inference; logic for multi-agent systems; quantum and classical information theory; self-organisation in active matter; emergent behaviour in catalytic processes; emergence of collective social behavior; emergent phases of matter and spacetime; etc. For concrete ongoing research projects within DIEP@UvA check DIEP@UvA'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.

You are expected to:


  1. 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.

  2. Be able to work together with several other researchers within DIEP from different background (mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, logic).

  3. 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).

  4. Act as central beacon on the research topic within DIEP.

  5. Assist in organising workshops related to the DIEP topics.


Required background:


  1. A PhD in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, or logic.

  2. Experience as an independent researcher.

  3. Excellent organisational, communication and cooperation skills.

Required application material:

  1.  A cover letter including motivation and explaining how your research fits into DIEP@UvA research priority areas, what institutes could be involved, potential co-workers and research subjects (see research portfolio).

  2. Your CV, including publication list.

  3. The name and email address of two referees, who will be asked to upload their recommendation letters directly.

We offer a temporary contract for 38 hours per week for the duration of 3 years.  

The salary, depending on relevant experience before the beginning of the employment contract, will be  € 2.709 to € 4.274 (scale 10) gross per month, based on fulltime (38 hours a week), 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 Dutch Universities is applicable.


Are you curious about our extensive package of secondary employment benefits like our excellent opportunities for study and development? Take a look at: https://www.uva.nl/en/faculty/faculty-of-science/working-at-the-faculty/working-at-the-faculty-of-science.html



Do you have questions about this vacancy? Or do you want to know more about our organisation? Please contact: Dr. Jay Armas at info@d-iep.org.


About the Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science has a student body of around 7,000, 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.



Do you recognise yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your CV and cover letter by 30 April 2020. You can apply online by using the link below. 

For more information and questions write to info@d-iep.org.


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