Lund University, Lund University School of Economics and Management,

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 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.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is accredited by the three largest and most influential accreditation institutes for business schools: EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB. Only just over 100 business schools in the world have achieved this prestigious Triple Crown accreditation.

The Department of Statistics employs about 15 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and other staff. We conduct research in several areas: analysis of high-dimensional data, Bayesian methods, spatial-temporal models, non-Gaussian modeling, applied research in social science, as well as stochastic models and data science and machine learning methods. More information can be found on the department's website:

Doctoral Position in Quantitative Text Processing

The Department of Statistics at Lund University is seeking applicants for a doctoral position in the area of statistics. The main research project will be dealing with text mining and machine learning analysis of the textual data. The focus is on developing methods of analyzing extensive textual data sets.

Job assignment

Doctoral students devote their time primarily to completion of course work and the writing of a doctoral thesis.  The employment as a PhD student is granted on yearly basis and the total period of employment may not exceed 4 years of full-time studies. Departmental duties, i.e. teaching, administration or research not directly connected to the dissertation topic, may amount to a maximum of 20% of full time. 

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

General admission requirements

An applicant meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she has

1) obtained a second cycle degree,

2) completed at least 240 credits, including at least 60 second cycle credits, or

3) acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

Specific admission requirements

An applicant is eligible to be admitted to the third-cycle programme in statistics if he or she meets the general admission requirements and has

1) completed at least 90 credits in statistics, including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or has

2) completed 60 second cycle credits in statistics.

An applicant may also be considered to have fulfilled the specific admission requirements if he or she has acquired equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad.

Basis of Assessment

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 be the primary consideration.

It is expected that a successful candidate has documented interests in developing quantitative methods in Political Science, Economics, and other areas of social sciences. Moreover, knowledge of the modern data science methods such as neural networks, machine learning methods, high-dimensional analysis is required at the master level education. Having a master thesis written in this direction is a big plus.


The application should contain the following documents:
A personal letter describing yourself, your specific research interests and your reasons for applying for this position; a curriculum vitae; a certified copy of grades and degree certificates; copies of relevant work such as Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis or articles that you have authored or co-authored; contact information for at least two references from people familiar with your qualifications.

Optionally, if applicable, a candidate can provide a research plan accounting her/his current interests.

Type of employment Temporary position
First day of employment Upon agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/604
  • Krzysztof Podgórski, +46462223123
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 25.Feb.2022
Last application date 18.Mar.2022 11:59 PM CET

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