Doctoral students in mathematics in a number of areas, for example algebra and geometry, combinatorics, complex analysis, differential geometry and general relativity, dynamical systems, harmonic analysis, mathematical physics with master’s degree is available at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden April-2022

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General Info

Position: Doctoral Student
No. of Positions: 3
Research Field: , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 years
Salary: According to standard norms

School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


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Qualification Details

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree),
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge.

A Master's thesis (or equivalent), preferably in mathematics, is required and must be completed before employment.

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Third-cycle subjectmathematics

Applications are invited within the areas listed below. For further details, please contact the corresponding advisor. Applications in other areas may also be considered; inquiries may be directed to the head of the Ph.D. program.

Complex analysis and probability (advisor: Jonatan Lenells)

Nonlinear PDE and Free Boundary Problems (advisor: Henrik Shahgholian)

Analysis, with specialization in stochastic models from mathematical physics (advisor: Maurice Duits)

The Ph.D. student positions primarily involve graduate studies with the goal of a doctoral degree. Some departmental duties are included, mainly teaching basic level courses. Here is general information on doctoral studies at KTH and information about the graduate program in mathematics.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: S-2022-0298

Application Procedure

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long).
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages. Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Samples of your mathematical writing, e.g. Master’s thesis, Bachelor’s thesis, technical report or paper. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • The applicant should also arrange for at least two reference letters to be sent directly to j[email protected].

About the Department/Section/Group

About the Employer:


  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world. Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • At the division of mathematics, there are lively research groups in a number of areas, for example algebra and geometry, combinatorics, complex analysis, differential geometry and general relativity, dynamical systems, harmonic analysis, mathematical physics, number theory, numerical analysis, partial differential equations, and spectral theory. At the moment, there are about 25 graduate students at the division.


In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work,
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

In addition to traditional academic merits, a degree project or master's thesis relevant for the specialization, international experience, and language skills are regarded as merits.

Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis, and possess good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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Contact details

  • Head of PhD program, Tilman Bauer, [email protected] , +46(8)790 60 00
  • Head of division, Mattias Dahl, [email protected], +46(8)790 60 00
  • PhD representative, Nedialko Brandinoff, +46(8)790 60 00

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