PhD Position in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics

Uppsala University Department of Mathematics

Six PhD Students in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics

Published: 2021-01-29

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Mathematics conducts research and provides education at undergraduate and graduate levels in mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The number of employees is 120, including 30 PhD students. The Department has three research programs: analysis and probability, algebra and geometry, applied mathematics and statistics. To read more please visit

Duties: The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at his/her own research education, which lasts for four years. The work 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 five years.

Requirements: In order to be employed as doctoral student, the candidate has to be admitted to the research education program, and for this, his/her potential ability to pursue the program is decisive. The applicant should have a master´s degree or equivalent which includes a bachelor degree or equivalent in mathematics, applied mathematics or statistics or at least in all likelihood obtain such a degree no later than 1 September, 2021. The candidate should have a good command of spoken and written English.

Application: A complete application should include 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 the master´s degree dissertation (or a preliminary outline thereof) and contact details of up to three referees. We do not want any letters of recommendation.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 1 September 2021 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Volodymyr Mazorchuk, phone+46 (0)18 4713284, e-mail, Professor Erik Ekström, tel +46(0)18471 3834, e-mail and Director of Studies Stephan Wagner, tel +46(0)18471 3288, e-mail

Please submit your application by 31 March 2021, UFV-PA 2021/154.

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Placement: Department of Mathematics

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 6

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO
Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/154

Last application date: 2021-03-31

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