Lund University, Faculty of Science, Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Job assignments

The research will focus on nonlinear partial differential equations. The position is funded by the European Research Council through the project 3DWATERWAVES, which concerns mathematical models for water waves and stationary ideal flows with vorticity in three dimensions. The main research task is to analyse these models using methods from nonlinear functional analysis (local and global bifurcation theory, spectral theory, variational methods, Nash-Moser iteration).


Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Basis of Assessment

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment will primarily be based on your research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject. Here the quality of your publications plays a very big role, but the description of your previous research and future research plans is also important. At a possible interview, your ability to orally present your research will be tested. In addition, the assessment will be based on the qualifications mentioned above.

Type of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Application procedure

Apply online! Applications must contain a letter in which you describe your previous research, future research plans and interest in the position (max 3 pages). Applications must also include a CV, list of publications, contact details of at least two references, copy of your doctoral degree certificate and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered. You are encouraged to attach an electronic copy of your PhD thesis if possible. All documents must be in PDF format.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement for two years
Salary Montly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/3568
  • Erik Wahlén, Senior University Lecturer, +46 46-2228143,
  • My Geborek; Hr Officer, +46 46 222 48 53, my.gebroek@science.luse
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 16.Nov.2018
Last application date 31.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

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