Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

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The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics conducts research in computational mathematics, discrete mathematics, mathematical modelling and analysis, and mathematical statistics. Our teaching is conducted at all levels and includes mathematics, mathematical statistics and computational science. Among our partners are international research groups, academic institutions, public organizations and companies.

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University is opening a PhD position in mathematics with focus on the numerical analysis of stochastic partial differential equations. The general aim is to provide its holder with a possibility to earn a PhD degree. The position is for 48 months of research. As a PhD student you will perform research and take courses on graduate level.

Project description
The project aims to investigate, theoretically as well as numerically, novel numerical methods for particular stochastic partial differential equations. Applications of equations arising in the field of modern communication systems or in the modelling of various wave phenomena will be studied.

Admission requirements
Prerequisites includes 240 ECTS credits (swe. högskolepoäng) of higher education studies of which 60 ECTS credits should be on an advanced level (master level). In addition to these general requirements, 60 ECTS credits need to be in the field of mathematics of which at least 15 ECTS credits should be on an advanced level (master level). Eligible are also applicants that otherwise, within or outside the country, acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Candidates need to be skilled in both oral and written communication in English, and should be able to work independently as well as in collaboration with others. Applicants with a degree not from a Swedish university are encouraged to provide results obtained from GMAT (and/or GRE) and TOEFL tests if available. The candidates also need to have a genuine interest, but not necessarily documented knowledge, in working with computers and programming, e.g. in Matlab/Octave, Fortran, C++, or Python. A good background in stochastic analysis, numerical analysis of (S)PDEs, and/or any programming language is qualifying.

Apply via our recruitment system, Varbi. Log in and apply using the button at the bottom of the page. Your application should be submitted 2017-08-11 at the latest.

In your application, you should include:

  • a personal letter with a brief description of qualifications, research interests, and motivations and with your contact information
  • a curriculum vitae
  • authenticated copies of degree certificates
  • copies of relevant work such as master’s thesis or articles that you have authored or co-authored
  • contact information for at least one reference person.

Starting date: Autumn of 2017 or according to agreement.

Since we strive for a more equal gender distribution within our department, we especially encourage female applicants.

Further information
Further information is provided by Docent David Cohen, +46-(0)90-786 50 74, or Head of Department Robert Johansson, +46-(0)90-786 93 65,

Research at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is conducted within mathematics, mathematical statistics and computational science. Important cooperation partners include international research groups, biology and forestry departments, the Umeå School of Business, and industry.

More information about the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Umeå
County Västerbottens län
Country Sweden
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1308-17
  • Robert Johansson, prefekt, 090-7869365,
  • David Cohen, docent, 090-786 50 74,
Union representative
  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
Published 28.Jun.2017
Last application date 11.Aug.2017 11:59 PM CET

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