Three PhD students in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics

Updated: 12 days ago
Deadline: 02 Apr 2024

Published: 2024-02-19

Are you interested in working with Mathematics, with the support of competent and friendly colleagues in an international environment? Are you looking for an employer that invests in sustainable employeeship and offers safe, favourable working conditions? We welcome you to apply for a PhD student position in Mathematics at Uppsala University.

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.

One of these positions will be connected  to a research project on random graphs, another one to a research project on Hecke algebras and categorical representation theory. The third position is general.

To read more please visit the department’s webpage .

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The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at their own research education, which lasts for four years. The work may also involve, to a limited extent (maximum 20%, that is about  80 contact hours per year), other departmental duties, mainly related to teaching undergraduate courses – in which case the position may be extended to maximum five years.

To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

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

In addition, the candidate should have a good command of spoken and written English.


A complete application should include

  • a short and concise description of research interests, previous experiences and future expectations, in particular,  if you want to be considered for the position on random graphs or for the position on Hecke algebras and categorical representation theory, please state this clearly,
  • a Curriculum Vitae,
  • copies of diplomas and certificates of grades,
  • a copy of the master thesis (or a preliminary outline thereof), 
  • contact details of up to three referees. We do not want any letters of recommendation to be included in the application.

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 a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 September 2024 or as agreed. Salaries are according to the local agreement for PhD students. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Director of Studies Julian Külshammer, tel +46(0)18 471 3489, e-mail [email protected], Professor Volodymyr Mazorchuk, phone+46 (0) 18 471 3284, e-mail [email protected], Professor Erik Ekström, tel +46(0)18 471 3834, e-mail [email protected]

Please submit your application by 2 April 2024, UFV-PA 2024/570.

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Placement: Department of Mathematics

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 3

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO [email protected]
Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected]
Saco-rådet [email protected]

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2024/570

Last application date: 2024-04-02

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