PhD Scholarship Position in The Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening PhD position in mathematical physics. This position is available for 5 years. The deadline for applying is March 17, 2019.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg has about 170 employees, and is the largest department of mathematics in Sweden. The department has three scientific divisions, Algebra and Geometry, Analysis and Probability Theory, and Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and conducts successful research in pure and applied mathematics and mathematical statistics in a wide range of research areas.

We are located in a modern building at the center of Chalmers campus. More information about us can be found on our website

Information about the research environment

At the Department of Mathematical Sciences there are many internationally successful researchers in a wide variety of research areas. We are looking for one doctoral student to work within the division of Algebra and Geometry. In the division we conduct research in areas such as algebraic and complex geometry, number theory, algebra and representation theory, and mathematical physics.

Job assignments

As a PhD student you will be part of an international research environment while you expand your knowledge of the field and write your thesis. This gives opportunities for many inspiring conversations, a lot of autonomous work and some travelling. You are expected to develop your own ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in written form. In addition, the position will normally include 20% departmental work, mostly teaching duties.

The employment is limited to a maximum of four years with a possibility for an additional year for carried out departmental duties.


The grounds of jurisdiction are regulated by the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7, 39, 40.

Applicants must have a strong background in mathematics. They must have obtained a master’s degree or a 4-year bachelor’s degree or by some other means have fulfilled equivalent competence by the application deadline.

It is important that you mention in the application your specific research interests. You should also include all relevant work such as bachelor’s or master’s thesis and articles (provide an English summary if necessary) that you have authored or co-authored. Evidence of mathematical problem-solving skills is significant, in addition to course grades.

The bachelor’s level teaching is normally in Swedish, although the teaching at the master’s and PhD levels is in English. Thus, good language skills are required. Experience in computer programming is meritorious as part of the teaching may be computer based.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4-5 years

Extent: 100 %

Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Gothenburg

First day of employment: August 15, 2019

Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.

A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The Appointment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full time time doctoral studies.

University applies local agreement on salaries of graduate students.

For further information regarding the position

Peter Hegarty, director of PhD studies in mathematics,, tel. +46 (0)31 772 5371

Hkan Samuelsson Kalm, head of unit,, tel. +46 (0)31 772 3568


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

How to apply

Please apply via University of Gothenburg. Please click here.

Closing date: March 17, 2019


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