PhD student in the Divison for Applied Mathematics and Statistics

Doctoral position in Applied Mathematics and Statistics

At the division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics we conduct research within the theory and implementation of finite element methods, inverse wave propagation problems, stochastic partial differential equations, geometric numerical integration, optimization, biomathematics, biostatistics, spatial modeling, Bayesian inference, high-dimensional data, large-scale computational methods, and bioinformatics. The division is also expanding in the area of data science and machine learning.   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.

We are looking for one doctoral student who would work on any of the research areas of the division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics (

General information about being a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg can be found on the university’s doctoral student pages.

Job assignments

You will be enrolled in a graduate program at the Department of Mathematical Sciences ( During the second half of PhD studies 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�partmental work, mostly teaching duties.

The employment is a fixed-term position limited to a maximum of five years, four years of studies and up to one year of departmental work distributed during the whole employment period.


Education at third-cycle level requires general eligibility and, where appropriate, specific eligibility as set out in the general syllabus for the subject.  The general eligibility requirements for education at third-cycle level are:

  1. having completed a degree at second-cycle level, or2. the fulfilment of course requirements totalling at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or
  2. the acquisition of equivalent knowledge in some other way, either in Sweden or abroad.

The eligibility for academic positions is given in the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance. To qualify for the position the applicant must have obtained a Master’s degree or a 4-year Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, applied mathematics, mathematical statistics, or other relevant field or expect to complete such a degree by September 1, 2023.Good presentation and communication skills in oral and written English are required.Please, 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.

Assessment criteria 

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


Once you have been admitted for education at third-cycle level, you will be employed as a doctoral student at the University of Gothenburg.   The provisions for employment as a doctoral student can be found in ordinance SFS 1993:100.    Initial employment as a doctoral student may apply for a maximum of one year, and may be renewed by a maximum of two years at a time.  A doctoral student may be employed as a doctoral student for a maximum of eight years, but the total period of employment may not be longer than the equivalent of full-time education at third-cycle level for four years.

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment
Extent: 100 %
Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Gothenburg
First day of employment: August 15, 2023
The University applies a local agreement on salaries for doctoral students.

For further information regarding the position

Marija Cvijovic, Professor, Head of graduate school in Applied Mathematics and Statistics+46 31 772 5321,
Annika Lang, Professor, Head of Unit of Applied Mathematics and Statistics+46 31 772 5356,
Serik Sagitov, Professor, Head of Division Applied Mathematics and Statistics+46 31 772 5351,

Read more about the position and apply here

\Applications must be received by:2023-02-24