The Applied Algebraic Geometry Group at Ghent has openings for several PhD students and postdoctoral researchers funded by Fatemeh Mohammadi's FWO Odysseus Research Grant. These positions are fully-funded at internationally competitive rates. The aim of the group is to develop theoretical and computational tools in algebraic geometry to study problems in mathematics, statistics, theoretical computer science, industrial engineering and quantum physics.


Current Open Postdoctoral Positions:

I have openings for several research postdoctoral positions to start anytime in 2021 or 2022. Applicants must have, or be close to completion of a PhD in Mathematics (algebraic geometry, discrete mathematics), Mathematical aspects of Physics, Statistics, Computer Science, or other related fields.

What we offer:

      • Postdoctoral position for 1-3 years. The positions are research-based, and there are no teaching/admin duties, but there are opportunities to teach an advanced course, and supervise master and undergraduate projects/theses.

      • Competitive salary based on experience and qualification.

      • Excellent working conditions: Postdocs are considered employees in Belgium and have access to all the benefits that comes with this status (including health insurance, pension, holidays, bicycle allowance, etc).

      • English is the working language, and no knowledge of Dutch or French is required. Ghent is an authentic, vibrant, and internationally-minded city in Belgium.

      • Dedicated funds to (1) attend conferences/workshops (2) invite visitors/collaborators (3) organize scientific events.

      • Flexible starting date: however, the review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled. 


If you are interested, send me an email (first_name.last_name@ugent.be) containing the following:

  • Your CV

  • Research statement

  • Please also arrange three letters of recommendation (being sent directly by the letter writers).

or apply in Mathjobs (https://www.mathjobs.org/jobs/list/18980)


Current Open PhD Positions:

I have openings for several four-year PhD positions to start anytime in 2021 or 2022. The successful candidates will work in the area of Applied, Combinatorial, and Computational algebraic geometry. A master's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, or Computer Science is required.

What we offer:

      • Funded research PhD position for 4 years. 

      • Excellent working conditions: PhD students are considered employees in Belgium and have access to all the benefits that comes with this status (including health insurance, pension, holidays, bicycle allowance, etc).

      • English is the working language, and no knowledge of Dutch or French is required. Ghent is an authentic, vibrant, and a friendly city in Belgium.

      • The positions are research-based, and there is no teaching/admin duties, but there are opportunities to supervise undergraduate projects.

      • Dedicated funds to (1) attend conferences/workshops (2) invite visitors/collaborators (3) organize scientific events.

      • Flexible starting date: however, the review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled. 


If you are interested, send me an email (first_name.last_name@ugent.be) containing the following:

  • Your CV

  • Motivation statement: Please describe your background, research experience, and motivation for your application in a maximum of 2 pages.

  • University transcripts of all degree programs you have been enrolled in.

  • A copy of your undergraduate project or master thesis.

  • Two letters of recommendation (being sent directly by the letter writers). This can be arranged after being shortlisted.


Additional Fellowships:

From time to time, I will announce open positions on this website. I am also happy to consider new students/postdocs outside the framework of the above open positions. In particular, I am happy to support strong applicants for the following schemes.


Funds for Postdocs:


Funds for PhD students and visiting students:


Undergraduate Students:

I have dedicated funds and am happy to supervise exceptionally strong undergraduate/master's students, both from Belgium and internationally, for research internships, theses, or reading courses. Write me an email if you are interested, and already have some background in themes similar to my research (algebra, combinatorics, polyhedral geometry, statistics). As a general rule of thumb, write to me only if you are at the top of your class or have related publications or medals in national/international competitions in mathematics, computer science or physics.