Uppsala University, Department of Mathematics

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Mathematics conducts research and provides education at undergraduate to graduate level in mathematics, applied mathematics and statistics. The number of employees is 120, of which approximately 30 are doctoral students.

Duties: The duties of a PhD student are primarily directed at his/her own research education, which lasts 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 positions are within a project "Random Structures and Algorithms". The general area is probability theory, especially combinatorial probability, random graphs, percolation theory, random networks, sequential analysis and sorting algorithms under uncertainty.

Requirements: In order to be employed as doctoral student, the candidate has to be admitted to the research education program, and for this, his/her potential ability to pursue the program is decisive. The applicant should have a master degree or equivalent which includes a bachelor degree or equivalent in mathematics or at least in all likelihood obtain such a degree no later than September 1, 2018. The applicant should have a good command of spoken and written English.

Application: A complete application should include a short and concise 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 Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 2018-09-01 or according to agreement.

Type of position: Temporary position, full time.

For further information about the position please contact Professor Erik Ekström, phone 018-4713834, e-mail erik.ekstrom@math.uu.se, Professor Svante Janson, tel 018-4713188, e-mail svante.janson@math.uu.se, Ass senior lecturer Cecilia Holmgren, tel 018-4713278, e-mail cecilia.holmgren@math.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 3 April 2018, UFV-PA 2018/837.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2018-09-01
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/837
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 07.Mar.2018
Last application date 03.Apr.2018 11:59 PM CET

Return to job vacancies