Up to six PhD positions in interdisciplinary mathematics
Sort on published: 2017-01-24
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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Centre 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 six PhD students to work within the centre. 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 industry 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 centre, 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.
Candidates of all nationalities may apply. Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience. Personal circumstances that may be of positive relevance in merit evaluation, for example parental leave, should be mentioned in the list of qualifications (CV).
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 Centre 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 in June 2017 or according to mutual agreement.
The rules governing the process of enrollment as a PhD student can be found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap 1-7 §§ and in the rules and regulations for Uppsala University http://regler.uu.se/Rules_and_regulations_in_English/.
Further information: Examples of ongoing PhD student projects are presented at CIMs research page http://www.math.uu.se/cim/research/ and the page http://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.
How to apply: The application should include the following documents:
1. The names of the intended advisors and the project title.
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, 2017, 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.
Pay: Local collective agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: 2017-06-01, temporary position, full-time.
For further information about the position please contact
The Director of CIM, Professor Erik Ekström, phone +46 (0)18 4713834, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than March 17, 2017, UFV-PA 2017/117.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Mathematics
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 6
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Stefan Djurström, Seko
Marie Ols, TCO/ST 018-471 2459
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/117
Last application date: 2017-03-17