Ph.D. in Applied Mathematical Analysis (Sweden) Deadline: August 30, 2019

Umeå University

Application Deadline

August 30, 2019

Program Commencement

September 2019

Duration of the Program

4 Years

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Program Details

For more than a half-century, Umeå University has been evolving as the premier destination of higher education in northern Sweden, with a world-class teaching and research environment that is characterised by excellence, innovation, openness and diversity. The Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics at Umeå University is opening a PhD position in mathematics with a focus on the analysis of partial differential equations with applications in optimization. 

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, the selected candidate’s work will focus on existence, uniqueness and regularity of viscosity solutions of partial differential equations related to optimization problems. S/he will also work with mathematical modelling and optimization involving stochastic differential equations, statistics, programming and numerical solutions of partial differential equations. Among other things, the project will try to model and optimize the management of a chain of hydropower plants.

The position is intended to result in a doctoral degree and the main task of the PhD student is to pursue their doctoral studies which include both participation in research and postgraduate courses. The duties can include teaching and other departmental work (up to a maximum of 20%). The employment is limited to four years of full-time (48 months) or up to five years for teaching part-time. Salary is set in accordance with the established salary ladder for PhD position. The employment starts in the autumn of 2019 or according to agreement.

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Eligibility/ Requirements

Prerequisites include 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, the applicant is required to have completed at least 90 credits in mathematics, of which at least 30 credits shall have been acquired at advanced level. Applicants who in some other system either within Sweden or abroad have acquired largely equivalent skills are also eligible. 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.

Applicants must have a master’s degree in mathematics, engineering physics or equivalent. You should have high grades in most courses you have studied, especially in mathematics, or other evidence that clearly demonstrates high ambition and a very strong interest in science and mathematics. It is preferable if you have a broad interest in applying mathematics in neighbouring fields such as energy technics, biology and mechanical engineering, and you are familiar with basic programming. 

Application Process

You should log in and apply via our online recruitment system by August 30, 2019 at the latest.

A complete application, written in Swedish or English, should contain the following documents:

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

More information here.

Further information is provided by Associate Professor Niklas Lundström, +46 70 6229776, niklas.lundstrom@umu.se +46 70 6229776. You can also contact Head of Department Åke Brännström ake.brannstrom@umu.se  +46 90 7867862 for additional questions.

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