PhD Position in Mathematical Analysis
Catholic University of Department of Mathematics

The analysis section of the KU Leuven department of mathematics consists of two research groups, one in classical analysis and one in functional analysis. The classical analysis group is led by profs. Arno Kuijlaars and Walter Van Assche. The group consists of several PhD students and postdocs. We organize regular seminars, advanced mini-courses, etc. We have numerous international collaborations. We are part of the joint Methusalem research project in pure mathematics, so that all researchers are exposed to a broad spectrum of mathematical research.


We are looking for a PhD student doing research in classical analysis under the supervision of prof. Arno Kuijlaars or prof. Walter Van Assche. The possible research topics focus on random matrices, random tilings, orthogonal polynomials, special functions, and their asymptotic analysis.
We strive to improve the gender balance in the pure mathematics research groups and encourage female candidates to apply.


Master degree in Mathematics, or equivalent, with a strong interest in research, as demonstrated by your master thesis. Master students who will obtain their master degree before the fall of 2020 can apply. You will have a limited amount of teaching duties. Therefore candidates should be fluent in English. Knowledge of Dutch or a commitment to learn Dutch during the first year of your PhD is a plus.


We offer a four year PhD fellowship with a competitive stipend, a budget for conference participation and short research stays in other institutions, health insurance and social benefits for the PhD student and her/his accompanying partner and/or children.


In the online application (link below), you have to upload exactly three pdf files.

File 1. Motivation letter.

File 2. CV, including information on your language proficiency in English and Dutch. Also include the names of three references who might be contacted by the hiring committee. Also mention the topic of your master thesis and your (tentative) graduation date. In case you have any preprints or publications, also mention these. The master thesis itself and possible publications should not be included.

File 3. Transcripts of your bachelor and master studies.
For more information please contact Prof. dr. Arno Kuijlaars, tel.: +32 16 32 70 52, mail:
You can apply for this job no later than June 30, 2020 via the
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    • Employment percentage: Voltijds
    • Location: Leuven
    • Apply before: June 30, 2020
    • Tags: Wiskunde

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