PhD Scholarship in Mathematics Par 2020/155 in Algebra at Chalmers University of Technology

International students are invited for a PhD scholarship in mathematical physics at Chalmers University of Technology. The funds for this fellowship are available for four years. Applications should be sent before March 06, 2020.

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg has about 200 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 have an international environment with frequent exchanges with other universities around the world. The department provides a friendly, creative, and supportive atmosphere with a steady flow of international guests. There are many committed teachers with extensive and broad experience of all aspects of higher education. More information about us can be found on our website:

Our department continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all our activities. We work actively to be a parent-friendly organization.

At the department of Mathematical Sciences there are many internationally successful researchers in a wide variety of research areas. The divisions Algebra and Geometry, and Analysis and Probability Theory conduct research in areas such as algebraic geometry, number theory, algebra and representation theory, harmonic analysis and partial differential equations, mathematical physics, probability and discrete mathematics, complex analysis, functional analysis, and kinetic theory.

We are now looking for up to two doctoral students in any of the research areas of the divisions Algebra and Geometry, and Analysis and Probability Theory. The positions can be placed in any of these two divisions depending on the interests of the successful candidates.

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 travel. 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 total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time postgraduate education and may be extended after institutional service by a maximum of 20% in accordance with HF 5, section 5, section 7, doctoral student employment.


The eligibility for academic positions is given in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance. To qualify for the position, you must have obtained a master’s degree or a 4-year bachelor’s degree by the application deadline.


Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance.

Applicants must have a strong background in mathematics. 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, besides 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.

The applications will be assessed by a local recruitment committee at Mathematical Sciences.


A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The employment 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 doctoral studies but could be prolonged if departmental duties has been carried out for maximum 20%.

University applies a local salary agreement of graduate students.

First day of employment: August 15, 2020 or as agreed

For further information regarding the position

Peter Hegarty, director of PhD studies in mathematics,

Hjalmar Rosengren, head of unit within the Division of analysis and probability theory,

Hkan Samuelsson Kalm, head of unit within the Division of algebra and geometry,

Closing date: March 6, 2020



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