Uppsala University, Department of Mathematics

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The Department of Mathematics conducts research and provides education at undergraduate and graduate levels in mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The number of employees is 130, including 40 PhD students. The Department has three research programs: analysis and probability, algebra and geometry, applied mathematics and statistics. To read more please visit the department ́s webpage.

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The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at their own research education, which lasts for four years. The work may also involve, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), other departmental duties, mainly related to teaching undergraduate courses – in which case the position may be extended to maximum five years. The research is focused on the analysis of partial differential equations that describe the interactions between elastic shells and fluids. The candidate is expected to conduct research in this field.

To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in mathematics, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

The applicant must satisfy the above mentioned requirements before the starting date of the PhD position.

Additional qualifications
A strong background in the analysis of partial differential equations related to fluids or solids is preferred. This can be exhibited, for example, by providing a master’s thesis in a related subject. Some teaching experience is also welcome.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

A complete application should include:

  • CV
  • A cover letter that explains your experience with partial differential equations
  • A copy of the master's thesis (or a preliminary draft)
  • A recommendation letter may be added

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 September 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Sebastian Schwarzacher, +46 (0)18-4713013, sebastian.schwarzacher@math.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 18th April 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1000.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-09-01 or as agreed
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/1000
Union representative
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 24.Mar.2023
Last application date 18.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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