Up to five PhD positions in interdisciplinary mathematics
Sort on published: 2015-12-03
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 five 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 eduction, 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, involving at least two different disciplines. At least one of these areas of research should be in the mathematical sciences, which includes mathematics, statistics, scientific computing, computational science, and the more theoretical parts of image analysis, system identification, and automatic control. The second area of research (which must be different from the first) shall ensure the interdisciplinary nature of the project. The second advisor can be an academic researcher or a person working in industry. Some examples of relevant areas include physics, chemistry, biology, earth sciences, engineering, economics, finance, medicine and pharmacy.
The PhD students will be 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.
Financing: CIM finances 50% of the position for four years, and the inteded advisors provide the other half. Departmental duties and the corresponding extension come in addition to the above.
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. The university is striving for a more even gender balance in its research and teaching staff, and women are especially encouraged to apply for these positions. 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 department is striving to achieve a more equal gender balance and female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
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 candidates should be able to start in September 2016.
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/.
Salary is set according to local collective agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Further information: Examples of ongoing PhD student projects are presented at CIMs research page http://www.math.uu.se/cim/research/ and the following page lists potential new projects that have been suggested by supervisors http://www.math.uu.se/cim/education/doctoral-projects/.
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:
- The names of the intended advisors and the project title.
- 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.
- Your Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages).
- A copy of your degree diploma (if degree completed) along with a transcript of your grades.
- List of publications (if any).
- 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 at the latest August 31, 2016.
- Name, position, relation to the applicant, and email address for two reference persons.
- All other documents that you want to be considered in the evaluation.
For further information please, contact:
The director of CIM, Dr. Elisabeth Larsson (+46(0)18 – 471 27 68, Elisabeth.Larsson@it.uu.se).
You are welcome to submit your application no later than February 14 2016, UFV-PA 2015/3304.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , PhD placement
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 5
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2015/3304
Last application date: 2016-02-14