Postdoctoral Researcher

Ghent University


July 20, 2021


→ Apply before 20/07/2021 23:59 (Brussels Time) → Faculty of Sciences → Department: WE02 - Toegepaste Wiskunde, Informatica en Statistiek → Occupancy rate:100% → Number of positions: 1.00 → Type of employment: Contract of limited duration → Term of assignment: 1 jaar → Wage scale: PD1 to PD4 (doctoral degree) → Required diploma: PhD


Ghent University is a world of its own. Employing more than 8,000 people, it is actively involved in education and research, management and administration, as well as technical and social service provision on a daily basis. It is one of the largest, most exciting employers in the area and offers great career opportunities. With its 11 faculties and more than 80 departments offering state-of-the-art study programmes grounded in research in a wide range of academic fields, Ghent University is a logical choice for its staff and students.


  • You will perform research as part of the EOS project “Promising Research on Integrable Models and Applications” (PRIMA). This EOS project is in collaboration with researchers from KU Leuven and UCL (Louvain-la- Neuve). For UGent, the supervisors are Joris Van der Jeugt (PI) and Hendrik De Bie.
  • You will investigate relations between representation theory (of Lie algebras and Lie superalgebras), special functions, quadratic algebras (such as the Bannai-Ito algebra) and symmetry algebras of certain operators (such as Dirac or Dirac-Dunkl operators).
  • You will work together with other PhD students and senior researchers involved in the project.
  • You will report and present your research in top-tier international journals and conferences.

  • You hold a thesis-based doctorate, preferably in the domain of Mathematics or Physics.
  • You have experience with research in integrable systems and exactly solvable models in mathematical physics.
  • You are familiar with algebraic or combinatorial methods in mathematical physics, or with the domain of orthogonal polynomials and special functions.
  • You are fluent in English and have excellent writing skills.

  • We offer you a contract of definite duration for the period of one year.
  • Your contract will start on 1/09/2021 at the earliest.
  • Your remuneration will be determined by salary scale WM1 to WM4 (if you hold a Master's degree) or salary scale PD1 to PD4 (if you hold a doctorate). Click here for more information about our salary scales.
  • All Ghent University staff members enjoy a number of benefits, such as a wide range of training and education opportunities, 35 days of holiday leave (on an annual basis for a full-time job) supplemented by annual fixed bridge days, bicycle allowance and eco vouchers. Click here for a complete overview of all the staff benefits (in Dutch).

    Apply online through the e-recruitment system before the application deadline (see above). We do not accept late applications or applications that are not submitted through the online system.

    Your application must include the following documents:

  • In the field ‘CV' : your CV with a complete list of publications and an overview of your study results (merged into one pdf file)
  • In the field ‘Cover letter' : your application letter in pdf format. Mention in your application letter the contact details of two potential referees who can recommend you.
  • 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 “other documents”: one reference letter.
  • Note that the maximum file size for each field is 10 MB.

    As Ghent University maintains an equal opportunities and diversity policy, everyone is encouraged to apply for this position.


    For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Joris Van der Jeugt (, +32(0)9/2644812). Important: do NOT send your application by email, but apply online.

    Do you have a question? Please read our FAQ regarding the online application process.