PhD positions in Mathematics (2)

Stockholm University | Stockholm

Classification: Mathematics

The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has with its long tradition of excellent research a prominent place in Scandinavian mathematics. The department consists of three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Computational Mathematics. The research at the Division of Mathematics ranges over many different areas of mathematics, from algebra, geometry and analysis to mathematical logic. Project description We especially seek to recruit PhD students for the following two projects: Spectral geometry and zeta-functions: analysis on graphs and fractals (supervised by Pavel Kurasov) Critical points of eigenfunctions for elliptic differential operators (supervised by Jonathan Rohleder) It is also possible to apply for projects with other supervisors. Information about available PhD supervisors and possible PhD thesis projects in mathematics, including more information about the above projects, can be found here: possible PhD thesis projects. We recommend that you contact a potential supervisor before submitting the application. Qualification requirements In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere. In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in the field ofmathematics stipulates that applicants must have completed courses equivalent to at least 90 credits in mathematics. This must include the courses Abstract Algebra (7.5 credits), Foundations of Analysis (7.5 credits) and Complex Analysis (7.5 credits) as well as a degree project amounting to at least 15 credits, or equivalent. The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications. Selection The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The following criteria will be used to assess this capacity: the candidates’ documented knowledge in the relevant field of research, written and oral proficiency in English, the capacity for analytical thinking, the ability to collaborate, as well as creativity, initiative, and independence. The assessment will be based on previous studies and grades, the quality of degree projects, references, relevant experience, the candidate’s written motivation for seeking the position and, for select applicants, interviews. Please note that applicants may be called to an interview on a short notice. Tentatively, interviews will be held in Mid-May. Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: and regulations. Terms of employment Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position. Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed. Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all. Contact For more information, please contact Alexander Berglund (director of PhD studies), telephone: +46 8 16 45 37, Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/OFR), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, (SEKO), and PhD student representative, Application Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. Please include the following information with your application Your contact details and personal data Your highest degree Your language skills Names of 1-3 potential supervisors in order of preference Contact details for 2–3 references Important: Your references should send us recommendation letters no later than April 24, 2023, via e-mail to and state in the subject line: SU FV-1023-23 + name of the applicant. and, in addition, please include the following documents Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) describing: – why you are interested in PhD studies in mathematics – which specific fields/projects/supervisors you are interested in and why – what makes you suitable for PhD studies and for the project(s) in question CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files) Degree projects/theses (no more than 6 files). You are welcome to apply! Stockholm University contributes to the development of sustainable democratic society through knowledge, enlightenment and the pursuit of truth.

Last updated: 18 March 2023

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