Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 34,000 students and 4,000 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other's successes.

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 Statsistics is seeking a candidate for at postdoctorial researcher in mathematical analysis. The position is a two-year full-time research employment. Apply latest April 15 2019.

Project description and tasks

The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics ( at Umeå University is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral researcher in mathematical analysis of partial differential equations with applications in optimizations. You will be a part of a research group active in the areas complex analysis, mathematical biology and partial differential equations. The position is a two-years full-time research employment that will open as agreed.

Many problems in nature, e.g., in fluid dynamics, heat conduction, optimization and mechanics, motivate a deeper mathematical understanding of partial differential equations. In this project, our work will focus on existence, uniqueness and regularity of viscosity solutions of partial differential equations related to optimization problems. You will also work with mathematical modelling involving stochastic differential equations, statistics, programming and numerical solutions of partial differential equations. Among other things, we will try to model and optimize management of a chain of hydropower plants. The project is financed by the Swedish research council.

The successful candidate is expected to disseminate new research results at international conferences, to collaborate with our partners, and to actively participate in joint workshops and seminars.


A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate shall be qualified for employment as a post doctor. Priority should be given to candidates who have completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the closing date of the application. A candidate who has completed their degree prior to this may be considered if special circumstances exist.

Your thesis is in mathematical analysis, specified toward partial differential equations, and you have a strong interest in research questions in pure mathematical analysis. Experience of stochastic differential equations, statistic modelling, optimization problems and programing is meritorious. Good skills in English, ability to co-operate and experience of interdisciplinary work are requested. You should have an interest in applying mathematical results to nearby fields such as e.g. energy engineering, biology and mechanical engineering.


A full application should include:

  1. A cover letter (max 2 pages) summarizing your qualifications, your scientific interests, and your motivation to apply for this position.
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV) including a complete publication list.
  3. Copy of doctoral degree certificate and copies of other diplomas and course certificates including grades.
  4. Copy of doctoral thesis and the (at most) 3 most relevant publications.
  5. Contact information for at least two reference persons.
  6. Other documents that the applicant wishes to claim.

The application must be written in English (preferably) or Swedish. The application is made through our electronic recruitment system. Documents sent electronically must be in Word or PDF format. Log in to the system and apply via the button at the end of this page. The closing date is 15-04-2019.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Niklas Lundström (

We look forward to receiving your application!

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 2.2.1-364-19
  • Niklas Lundström, associate professor, +46 90 7866386,
Union representative
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  • SEKO, +46 90 7865296
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Published 05.Mar.2019
Last application date 15.Apr.2019 11:59 PM CET

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