Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Information Technology conducts research and education in a spectrum of areas within Computer Science and Information Technology. The department is organized in five divisions, with the Division of Scientific Computing being one of them. The research at the division of Scientific Computing has a broad scope, including numerical analysis, applied scientific computing, high-performance computing, and applied cloud computing. The division engages in a broad range of collaborative projects in computational science and engineering (CSE), industrial applications and CSE software development. Application fields include fluid flow, electromagnetics, acoustics, geology, systems biology, quantum mechanics, financial mathematics, and genetics. The Division has an extensive international and national research network.

The graduate education program in scientific computing has so far resulted in over 80 PhDs. Many of them have continued a career as leading researchers in Scientific Computing working both in academia  and industry.

The projects: In this round of applications we are seeking PhD candidates for three specific projects. For further information please contact one or more of the contact persons given in the descriptions of proposed projects in the link below. You may also contact the Head of division Emanuel Rubensson.

Description of the projects can be found here:


Duties: A PhD student employment is offered for up to five years. A PhD student should mainly focus on her/his own graduate education, which comprises four years of full-time study. The main part of the graduate education consists of research on a specific topic, but also includes some course work. The position can also include other departmental duties (up to 20%), in which case the position is extended accordingly.

Requirements: A PhD position in Scientific Computing requires a Master of Science in computational science, engineering physics, applied mathematics, or a corresponding degree in a field relevant for the topic of the PhD thesis. It also requires a very good academic track record, good communication skills, and the ability to express yourself well in English both orally and in writing. Knowledge and experience of scientific programming, partial differential equations and numerical analysis is required.

Application: The application should include a personal letter describing yourself, your qualifications, your research and interests. In particular you must indicate which of the projects you are intetrested in and how your past experiences fit into the project (projects). The application should also include your Curriculum Vitae, a copy of your degree diploma (if degree completed) along with a transcript of your grades showing that you are eligible for the PhD program in Scientific Computing, list of publications (if any), a copy of your undergraduate thesis or a draft and a detailed time plan for the rest of the work if it is not completed at the time of application, a list of references with contact information, other documentation that you deem relevant for your application.

Applications may be submitted by candidates that have not yet fully completed the Master of Science degree (or equivalent), however all applicants should state the earliest possible starting date for the employment.

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 http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

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.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: As soon as possible, temporary position ending in maximum 5 years.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contact
Prof. Gunilla Kreiss, Gunilla.kreiss@it.uu.se; Prof. Ken Mattsson, ken.mattsson@it.uu.se; Murtazo Nazarov, murtazo.nazarov@it.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 11th of March 2019, UFV-PA 2019/245.

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 Snarast
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/245
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 28.Jan.2019
Last application date 11.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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