Lunds universitet, Naturvetenskapliga fakulteten, matematikcentrum

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

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.

Job assignments
The research will focus on nonlinear partial differential equations. The position is connected to the ERC 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). If the applicant wishes, some teaching can also be included (at most 20%).

A PhD degree, awarded (or planned to be awarded before the commencement of the project) in mathematics is a requirement. You should have a strong background in partial differential equations, preferably related to fluid mechanics, free boundaries and/or nonlinear waves. You should have the ability to plan and carry out research of high quality and this should be reflected in your publications. You should also be motivated, have initiative, be able to work independently and in groups, and be perseverant. Good knowledge in spoken and written English is a requirement.

The assessment will primarily be based on your research qualifications and potential as researcher. 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 research and your motivation for applying are 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

Full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 1 year.

Application procedure
Applications must contain

  • a curriculum vitae with publication list
  • a description of your research and motivation for applying for the position (at most 3 pages)
  • a copy of your doctoral degree
  • copies of other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered
  • if possible an electronic copy of your PhD thesis
  • at least one letter of recommendation submitted directly by the letter writer by e-mail to with title ”Letter of recommendation”.

All documents must be in PDF.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible. Preferably no later than 2020-09-01.
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/925
  • Erik Wahlén, Head of division, +46 46 222 81 43
  • Magdalena Brossing, HR coordinator, +46 46 222 95 62
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 24.Mar.2020
Last application date 27.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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