Lund University, Department of mathematics

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.

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The research will focus on linear partial differential equations, especially fundamental properties as solvability and stability of spectrum (pseudospectrum). The mathematical theory is based on microlocal analysis and the study of these equations combines real and complex analysis, Fourier analysis, differential geometry and functional analysis. Some amount of numerical computations might be involved, but the main emphasis is on mathematical analysis.

The position covers four years of postgraduate studies (research and course work) and one year of departmental duties, mainly teaching of mathematics.


The applicant should have good knowledge within mathematical analysis (especially differential equations, Fourier analysis, differential geometry 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.


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.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

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 July 1, or according to agreement.
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/510
  • Nils Dencker, professor, +46 46-222 44 62,
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 46-222 93 66
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
Published 27.Feb.2019
Last application date 27.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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