PhD position “Symmetry in classical mechanics”


Job description

The PhD candidate will study the effect of symmetry on the dynamics and geometry of Hamiltonian systems and work on applications to physical problems. The position includes light teaching duties.


Candidates should hold an MSc degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, physics, or related fields.


You may apply for this position by sending an e-mail to . Applications received by July 4, 2014 will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

The application should contain:

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a minimum salary of €2,083 gross a month in the first year to a maximum of €2,664 gross a month in the final year, based on a full time position (1.0 fte). The position is limited to a period of 4 years. The first year constitutes a probationary period, with an evaluation of the candidate's performance after the first year. The objective of this evaluation is to establish whether the candidate will be able to finish a PhD thesis in the remaining three years. If the performance evaluation is positive, the candidate's contract will be extended by another 3 years, for a total of 4 years.


The University of Groningen is situated in the North of The Netherlands. Groningen is a lively university town with around 200,000 inhabitants and 50,000 students. Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education. It is regularly placed among the top 100 Universities worldwide

Additional information

Information about this position can be obtained from Dr. Konstantinos Efstathiou, e-mail: .