Uppsala universitet, Matematiska institutionen

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The Center for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (CIM) at Uppsala University conducts interdisciplinary research between the mathematical sciences and other areas of science and industry. CIM offers training and expertise in mathematical modeling and computer simulation, see www.math.uu.se/cim. We are now looking for up to three PhD students to work within the center. These PhD students will join CIM's graduate school in interdisciplinary mathematics, which started in 2011.

Duties: A PhD student should mainly focus on her/his own graduate education, which comprises four years of study. The position can also include other departmental duties (up to 20%), in which case the position is extended accordingly. The PhD student will work with an interdisciplinary research project, with at least two advisors representing different scientific areas, or one from a company or a research institute and one from academia. One of the advisors should be active within the mathematical sciences, which includes mathematics, statistics, scientific computing, and the more theoretical parts of image analysis, system identification, and automatic control. The area (which must be different from the first) of the second advisor should guarantee the interdisciplinarity of the project. Some examples of relevant areas include physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences, engineering, economics, finance, medicine and pharmacy.

The PhD students are expected to engage actively in the activities of the center, i.e. seminars, scientific consultation, and workshops. They will be required to take at least 30hp (6 months full time study) PhD level mathematics and modelling courses offered by the mathematics and information technology departments.

Eligibility: The candidates are expected to have an interest in applied mathematics and/or using models in an interdisciplinary context. A PhD student position requires a Master of Science in a field that is relevant for conducting research in applied mathematics, e.g., mathematics, engineering physics or scientific computing. Candidates with a background in another area of science, e.g. chemistry or biology, with a strong competence and interest in mathematical modeling are also encouraged to apply.

Application: The application should include a short description of research interests. The application should also include Curriculum Vitae (CV), copies of diplomas and certificates, a copy of master´s degree dissertation.

The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). Acceptance as a PhD student within the Center for Interdisciplinary Mathematics will be subject to the condition of acceptance by an appropriate Uppsala University department into a PhD research programme. The successful candidates may start between June to September 2018 or according to mutual agreement.

Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

Candidates of all nationalities may apply. Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Further information: 

Examples of ongoing PhD student projects are presented at CIMs research page www.math.uu.se/cim/research/ and the page www.math.uu.se/cim/education/doctoral-projects/ lists potential new projects that have been suggested by supervisors.

Applicants should contact a potential supervisor at Uppsala University to discuss potential research projects before submitting their applications.

Applications will be evaluated in two stages. First, the intended advisor and their respective departments perform an internal ranking of candidates. Then the most highly ranked applications together with project descriptions from the advisors are evaluated in the second stage.

The application must include the following documents:

  1. The names of the intended advisors and the project title. We encourage candidates to mention several projects.
  2.  A personal letter of maximum one page describing the scientific issues in the project that interest you and how your past experiences fit into the project.
  3. Your Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages).
  4. A copy of your degree diploma (if degree completed) along with a transcript of your grades.
  5. List of publications (if any).
  6. A copy of your undergraduate thesis or a draft and a detailed time plan for the rest of the work if it is not yet completed. Your degree must be completed by May 31, 2018, or at the starting date of the position.
  7. Name, position, relation to the applicant, and email address for two reference persons.
  8. All other documents that you want to be considered in the evaluation.

Salary: According to local collective agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 2018-06-01 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position, full time.

For further information about the position please contact
The Director of CIM, Associate Professor Jordi-Lluís Figueras, phone +46 (0)18 4713316, e-mail jordi.lluis.figueras@math.uu.se

Please submit your application by 15 March 2018, UFV-PA 2018/333.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-06-01
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/333
Union representative
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
Published 01.Feb.2018
Last application date 15.Mar.2018 11:59 PM CET

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