Open positions

14 Postdoctoral fellows in Stochastics and Algorithmics (COFUND)

The research project NETWORKS is looking for 14 international postdoctoral fellows in mathematics, computer science and quantum computing. 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


Application deadline 15 November 2021
Contract full time employment contract for 2 years
Salary indication €2,836 tot €4,474 gross per month, based on a fulltime contract 
Location The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Leiden)



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 and postdoctoral fellows.


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 postdoctoral fellows. You can find all details of the NETWORKS programme and the projects available in our information package. Please read this information package carefully before applying.


Eligibility criteria

In order to be eligible, make sure you send your complete application before the deadline of 15 November 2021.


At the starting date of your employment as a postdoctoral fellow in the NETWORKS COFUND program, you should be in possession of a PhD degree or obtaining one within three months. We focus on training researchers in the early stages after their PhD, so you have at most three years full-time post-PhD-degree research experience at the date of recruitment.


Moreover, you meet the mobility requirement of the MSCA which encourages transnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility.  The mobility requirement is: You may not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Netherlands for more than twelve months  in  the  three  years immediately  before  the starting date  of  your employment.


Application procedure

Applications should be done through an online form (see button Apply now below). You should fill in the online application form and provide the following documents combined in one pdf, in English:

  • A proposal (about 3-5 pages) with your research idea and main aim(s), briefly describing approach, methodology, challenges, originality, time table, required training, ethical issues, and potential societal use.
  • A motivation letter that must, among other things, mention the research theme(s) you are interested in and/or the NETWORKS research groups or supervisors you would like to work with;
  • A CV, a copy of your PhD degree and your PhD thesis;


In the online application system you can supply the names and email addresses of up to three references, who will be contacted by us for recommendation letters.



So, if you are interested in doing a postdoctoral fellowship within stochastics or algorithms in the NETWORKS project, then have a look at our information packageNETCOPD21_Infopackage_6oct and apply through this website.

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2021.



Please contact Marieke Kranenburg,


By applying, you commit to following the ethical principles and guidelines of the H2020 program of the European Commission; see the European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity