Postdoc Positions in Mathematics
Catholic University of Leuven

(ref. BAP-2023-728)
Financed by the long term Methusalem funding, the KU Leuven research groups in pure mathematics collaborate within the research project "Classification, symmetries and singularities at the frontiers of algebra, analysis and geometry", encompassing the expertise of the different research groups involved and focusing on some of the most challenging problems in algebra, analysis and geometry. In this large scale research project, several PhD students and postdocs are employed. We organize colloquia, seminars and advanced courses. In this stimulating environment, all researchers are exposed to a broad spectrum of mathematical research with several collaboration opportunities.


We are looking for motivated post-doctoral researchers with a strong research record in one of the following areas of pure mathematics.
  • Algebraic and arithmetic geometry
  • Random matrices, complex analysis
  • Differential geometry
  • Functional analysis and operator algebras
  • Group theory and Lie algebras
The successful candidates will develop their own research program in pure mathematics. Special attention will be given to applicants who propose a research plan that builds bridges between two or more of the areas mentioned above. A more detailed description of the main research topics of the pure mathematics research groups at KU Leuven can be found here:
Postdocs have the opportunity to participate in the guidance of PhD students. They are expected to animate the mathematical research environment by organizing working seminars, advanced courses, etc. Postdocs have a limited amount of teaching duties.
We strive to improve the gender balance and diversity in the pure mathematics research groups and encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.


PhD in mathematics with a strong research record in one of the areas mentioned above. PhD students who will obtain their PhD before the fall of 2024 can apply. Candidates should be fluent in English. No Dutch knowledge is required.


We offer a competitive three year postdoctoral fellowship, a budget for conference participation and short research stays in other institutions, health insurance and social benefits for the postdoc and their accompanying partner and/or children. The starting date of the position is flexible, but preferably before 1 October 2024.


You have to apply via the online application tool via the link below. In that online application, you have to upload exactly the following three pdf-files.
1) Motivation letter.
2) CV. In your CV, include a complete list of publications (but without including the publications themselves). In your CV, include the names of three references. These references do not have to send a reference letter now. We will contact the references of shortlisted candidates on 17 January 2024 with a request to submit their reference letter before 5 February 2024. In your CV, also mention the (tentative) date of your PhD defense, but do not include the PhD manuscript itself.

3) Research plan for the next three years.
Interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place on 6 February 2024 and can be online or in person, depending on the candidate’s preference.

For more information please contact Prof. dr. Stefaan Vaes, tel.: +32 16 32 70 54, mail:

You can apply for this job no later than January 08, 2024 via the
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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: January 8, 2024
  • Tags: Wiskunde
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