5 PhD student positions in mathematics or mathematical statistics

Uppsala University
Job Description: 

Five PhD student positions in mathematics or mathematical statistics

at the Department of Mathematics, commencing 1 July 2011, or according to a mutual agreement.

The department conducts research and provides education at graduate and undergraduate level in broad areas of mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics and mathematical logic. We also have an active research group in financial mathematics, and Uppsala's Centre for Interdisciplinary Mathematics is closely linked to the department. The number of employees is nearly 100, of which approximately 30 are doctoral students.

Duties: The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at his/her own research education, which lasts 4 years. The job 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 5 years. The salary level is set by the university regulations.

Required qualifications: In order to be employed as a doctoral student, the candidate will have to be admitted to the research education programme, and for this, his/her potential ability to pursue the programme is decisive. The applicant should have a master's degree in mathematics or an equivalent, or at least in all likelihood obtain such a degree no later than 1 July 2011. He/she should have a good command of spoken and written English.

The rules governing the process of enrollment as a PhD student can be found (in Swedish) in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap 1-7 §§, in addition to the university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/.

Application procedure: A complete application should contain

A short and concise description of research interests, previous experiences and future expectations.
Curriculum Vitae.
Copies of diplomas and certificates of grades.
A copy of master's degree dissertation (or a preliminary outline thereof).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more balanced gender ratio and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Tobias Ekholm phone +46 18 471 6399 (e-mail tobias.ekholm@math.uu.se) or Professor Volodymyr Mazorchuk, phone +46 18 471 3284 (e-mail Volodymyr.mazorchuk@math.uu.se). The trade union representatives are Anders Grundström, Saco (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations), phone +46 18 471 5380, Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), phone +46 18 471 1996, and Stefan Djurström, Seko (the Union of Service and Communication Employees), phone +46 18 471 3315.

You are welcome to submit your application, no later than 31 March, 2011, UFV-PA 2011/415

Job Categories: 
Universities and colleges
Deadline for Application: 
Mar 31 2011