Lund University, Faculty of Science, Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

The applicant should have good knowledge within mathematical analysis (especially differential equations and functional analysis), good analytical problem solving skills and a good capacity to work independently. The applicant should be motivated and perseverant, and have initiative and good cooperative skills. Good knowledge in spoken and written English is required.

Job assignments
The research will focus on nonlinear waves, especially water waves and nonlocal dispersive wave equations. The mathematical theory is based on partial differential equations and the study of these equations combines real and complex analysis, functional analysis and dynamical systems methods. Some amount of numerical computations might be involved, but the main emphasis is on mathematical analysis.

The PhD position also includes participation in teaching and other departmental work to a maximum of 20 % of the working hours.

The basic requirements for admission to postgraduate studies are: a degree at advanced (MSc) level, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 credits, of which 60 must be at advanced (MSc) level, or the equivalent knowledge or qualifications obtained in some other way, in Sweden or in another country.

The special requirements for admission to postgraduate studies in mathematics are completed courses in mathematics equivalent to at least 120 credits, of which 50 must be at advanced (MSc) level. The courses at basic and advanced level should include a degree project corresponding to at least 30 credits. Special eligibility may be obtained through equivalent studies; this will be assessed in each case.

Basis of Assessment

Of major importance is knowledge and abilities relevant för the dissertation work and the subject. In addition we assess the ability to work independently and the other competence fields mentioned under qualifications.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Application procedure
Apply online! Applications must contain a cover letter in which applicants describe themselves and their particular research interests. Applications must also include a CV, a copy of the applicant’s Master’s thesis (or a summary text if the thesis is not yet completed), contact details of at least two references, copies of grade certificates, and any other documents that the applicant wishes to refer to.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2016/4841
  • Erik Wahlén, universitetslektor, +46462228143
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66,
Published 11.Jan.2017
Last application date 28.Feb.2017 11:59 PM CET

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