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PhD Students on the Subject Stochastics and Algorithmics in Networks
Job Location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Application Deadline:
Published Date:

Job Description

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has vacancies for talented

PhD students,

on the subject Stochastics and Algorithmics in NETWORKS

The research project NETWORKS is looking for 14 international PhD students in mathematics and computer science. Are you interested in the stochastics and algorithmics behind network problems? And would you like to be part of this project with its many activities? Then we invite you to apply for one of these positions.

Job description

The NETWORKS project is a collaboration of world-leading researchers from four institutions in The Netherlands: TU Eindhoven, University of Amsterdam, Leiden University and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI). Research in NETWORKS focuses on stochastics and algorithmics for network problems. NETWORKS offers a highly stimulating research environment and an extensive training program for PhD students.

Recently NETWORKS was awarded a COFUND grant the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, funded by the European Commission. The grant allows NETWORKS to expand its activities by opening positions for an additional 14 PhD students. As a NETWORKS-COFUND PhD student you can define your own PhD project in one of the research areas mentioned above, in collaboration with your NETWORKS supervisors.


Candidates are required to have a Master’s degree in mathematics (in particular stochastics with affinity for computer science), or computer science (in particular algorithms with affinity for mathematics). Preferable qualifications for candidates include proven research talent, an excellent command of English, and good academic writing and presentation skills. At the starting date of your employment as a PhD student in the NETWORKS COFUND program, you should be in possession of a Master’s degree.

Terms and conditions PhD Student

2 of 14* PhD students will be employed at Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam. Their terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). The initial labour agreement will be for a period of 18 months. After a positive evaluation, the agreement will be extended by 30 months. The gross monthly salary, for a PhD student on a full time basis, is €2,407 during the first year and increases to €3,085 over the four year period.

Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%. CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexible scheduling and help with housing for expat employees.

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* The other 12 PhD students will be employed at one of the collaborated universities with terms of employment in accordance with Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.


Applications can be sent before 31 May 2020. Please go to On this website you can find an extensive information package about these positions, including further details about the application procedure.

For more information about the vacancy, please contact Marieke Kranenburg, email

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CWI encourages a diverse workforce: we endeavour to develop talent and creativity by bringing people from different backgrounds and cultures together. We recruit and select based on capabilities and talent. We strongly encourage everyone with the appropriate qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities.

About Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and is part of the Institutes Organisation of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The mission of CWI is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to trade, industry, and society at large.

CWI is an internationally oriented institute, with 160 scientists from approximately 27 countries. The facilities are first-rate and include excellent IT support, career planning, training, and courses.

CWI is located at Science Park Amsterdam, the home of AMS-IX, that is presently developing into a major location of research in the physical sciences in the Netherlands, housing the sciences of the University of Amsterdam as well as several other national research institutes next to CWI.
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