Postdoctoral research positions

The theory group of Nikhef is advertising the opening of two postdoctoral research positions, one of which within our group. The deadline for these applications is the 1st of December 2017. Full details about these positions can be found hereApplications for these positions should be submitted via

Moreover, we welcome applications for individual postdoctoral fellowships including:

PhD student positions

There are currently no openings for PhD positions in the group.


UvA/VU Master in Physics and Astronomy

Research projects for 2nd year students of the joint UvA/VU Master programme in Physics and Astronomy are available. These projects are suitable both for those students following the Theory track as well as the GRAPPA track. Illustrative examples of some of the available projects can be found here:

  • A three-dimensional imaging of the proton with Neural Networks (description)
  • Constraining the proton structure with Run II LHC data (description)
  • Probing electroweak symmetry breaking with Higgs pair production at the LHC and beyond (description)

Interested students should contact me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by April or May at the latest, to arrange a meeting to discuss the details of the project.

 Junior research positions

Candidates interested in applying to five-year junior research positions with Nikhef/VU as host institution are encouraged to contact any of the staff members with enough time in advance. These include