PhD Student

Last application date
Apr 17, 2022 00:00
WE01 - Department of Mathematics: Algebra and Geometry
Limited duration
You hold a Master’s degree in Mathematics (or equivalent).
Occupancy rate
Vacancy type
Research staff

Job description

Three PhD positions for EOS project "High-dimensional expanders and Kac-Moody-Steinberg groups"
One position in UGent (4 years), one position in UCLouvain (4 years) and one joint PhD (2 years in UCLouvain + 2 years in UGent)


  • At least 90% of your assignment will be spent on academic research in preparation of a doctoral dissertation.
  • You will be contributing to the EOS project "High-dimensional expanders and Kac-Moody-Steinberg groups". More information can be found on
  • You will be part of various larger teams: on the one hand, you will be a department member; on the other hand, you will be part of a research team across the two universities (UGent and UCLouvain).
  • You will be invited to take part in educational activities, such as exercise sessions for bachelor and/or master courses.

Job profile


  • You hold a Master’s degree in Mathematics (or equivalent).
  • You have team spirit and a strong ability to work in a larger group. In addition, you have good communicative skills.
  • You are perseverant and dedicated. You are motivated to take an active part in the development of new mathematical knowledge.


  • We offer you a PhD position (PhD Dehousse bursary) for 4 years (1 year + renewable for 3 years in UGent, 2 years + renewable for 2 years in UCLouvain).
  • The starting date of your position can be discussed. A typical starting date is October 1, 2022.
  • You will have ample funds for research visits, conferences, inviting research partners, ... (after approval of your promotor).
  • We can offer language classes in Dutch (UGent) and French (UCLouvain).
  • You will have a net monthly income of approximately €2000, depending on your personal situation and family status.

How to apply


Your application can be sent to before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications. 

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Your CV in PDF format
  • Your application/motivation letter in PDF format
  • A transcript of the required degree (if already in your possession). If you have a foreign diploma in a language other than our national languages (Dutch, French or German) or English, please add a translation in one of the mentioned languages.
  • The name of two referees, who you have asked to send their reference letters 
  • An overview of your study results.

In the context of an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


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