PhD student in Global Categorical Symmetries

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 28 Jun 2023

Published: 2023-06-07

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The Department of Mathematics conducts research and provides education at undergraduate and graduate levels in mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The number of employees is 130, including 40 PhD students. The Department has three research programs: analysis and probability, algebra and geometry, applied mathematics and statistics. To read more please visit the department ́s webpage.

We are advertising one PhD position to work at the Department of Mathematics with Associate Professor Michele Del Zotto within symmetries of quantum fields. The position is co-funded by the Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries and the ERC starting grant 851931, The Memory of Solitons.

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The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at his/her own research education, which lasts for four years. The work may also involve, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), other departmental duties, mainly related to teaching undergraduate courses – in which case the position may be extended to maximum five years. The PhD student will work under the supervision of Michele Del Zotto in the context of generalizations of symmetries in quantum field theories.

To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree in Mathematics or Theoretical Physics, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

The candidate should have a good command of spoken and written English. Knowledge of Swedish is not required.

Additional qualifications
Proven experience with generalized global symmetries of quantum fields is considered an advantage.

A complete application should include

  • a short and concise (1 page max) description of research interests, previous experiences and future expectations,
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • copies of diplomas and certificates of grades, a copy of master´s degree dissertation (or a preliminary outline thereof), and
  • contact details of up to three referees. We do not want any letters of recommendation

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines .

About the employment
The employment is atemporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %.Starting date September 1st, 2023 oras agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Michele Del Zotto, phone +46 (0)18-471 3192, e-mail:

Please submit your application by 28 June 2023, UFV-PA 2023/2308.

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Placement: Department of Mathematics

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO
Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/2308

Last application date: 2023-06-28

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