PhD student

Last application date
Jun 05, 2018 15:30
TW16 - Department of Mathematical analysis
Limited duration
You hold a degree of Master of Science in Mathematics, Master of Science in Physics and Astronomy or Master of Science in Engineering or an equivalent degree. Last year students can also apply.
Occupancy rate
Vacancy Type
Research staff

Job description

You will work on a FWO-project G.0166.18N on "Advanced mathematical and numerical analysis of induction hardening of steel". The project proposal deals with the advanced mathematical and numerical analysis of the induction heating process. The added value consists of a nonlinear relationship between the magnetic induction and the magnetic field, a strong nonlinear coupling of electromagnetic fields with thermal effects via the material coefficients, and the consideration of a moving workpiece. These aspects make this proposal challenging and unique. For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Marian Slodička ().

Profile of the candidate

  • You have a strong motivation for conducting scientific research at a high level.
  • You possess good analytical, and technical skills.
  • You are interested in computational mathematics & physics and in Advanced Scientific Computing. Experience with programming in C++, Matlab or equivalent is an advantage.
  • You take responsibility for the development of your project in a well-structured, thorough way, and you’re able to solve problems independently.
  • You display creativity in solving problems, generating ideas or finding new ways of working.
  • You have an open personality and willing to contribute to the team.
  • You have excellent communication skills in English, both orally and written.

How to apply

Your application must include the following documents:

In the field ‘Cv’:

  • your cv and an overview of your study results (merged into one pdf file)

In the field ‘Cover letter’:

  • your application letter in pdf format

In the field ‘Diploma’:

  • 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.

In the field ‘Certificate of equivalence’:

  • only for diplomas awarded outside the European Union a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. (This can be requested via ).


You can send your application to the following mailadress: