The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam welcomes applications for a fully-funded, 4-year PhD student position in Computational Mathematics. 

In this project you will work on uncertainty quantification for large-scale brain dynamics under the supervision of Daniele Avitabile. The project lies at the intersection between mathematical neuroscience and computational mathematics. You will study and implement methods for spatio-temporal patterns in a novel class of neural field models, which are relevant to understand epileptic seizures, visual hallucinations and short-term working memory. You will be based in the Department of Mathematics at VU Amsterdam, and collaborate closely with Gabriel Lord, at Radboud University. 

The application deadline is the 19th of April 2020, and the starting date is the 1 September 2020, or earlier.

Applications should be sent using the following link, which also contains further details on the advertised position 

Informal enquires can be directed to Daniele Avitabile (  

Daniele Avitabile
Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam