PhD Scholarship in Computational Mathematics at Stockholm University

Stockholm University, Sweden is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a PhD position in computational mathematics. The funding allows successful candidate to work for four years. This position is closed on November 17, 2018.

Project description

This project aims at both developing data-driven statistical learning methods and their applications to real experimental time series from the most advanced measurements of motor proteins.

The project is highly interdisciplinary and international. The study will be conducted in close collaboration with theoretical (Prof. Takahiro Sagawa) and experimental (Prof. Hiroyuki Noji) groups in University of Tokyo as well as with the Statistical and Biological Physics group of Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita) in Stockholm Univ./KTH.

**Background knowledge in molecular science is not required at the time of application.

Qualification requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

In order to meet the specific entry requirements, the general syllabus for doctoral studies in Computational Mathematics requires 90 credits in the second cycle, of which 60 credits are in Mathematics and 30 are in Computer Science or Numerical Analysis, of which 15 credits must represent an individual project assignment.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.


The selection among the eligible candidates will be based on their capacity to benefit from the training. The primary assessment criteria in appointing a PhD student is the capacity to complete the research training. The selection of candidates is based upon documented relevant knowledge of the subject area, earlier studies and grades, quality of theses, references, the written application and, for a smaller group of selected candidates, interviews. Information about admission will be given at the latest in December.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available

Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.


Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

and, in addition, please include the following documents


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