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PhD Position – Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Gothenburg, Sweden, Feb 2022

Sweden, University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg invites applications for a Ph.D. Position work will be performed in a dynamic research environment at the interface between mathematics and computational electromagnetics, at the Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Sweden – Feb 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: Aug 15, 2022
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Gothenburg
Gothenburg, Sweden

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Qualification Details


Applicants for the position should have a master’s degree (or a 4-year bachelor's degree) in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, or a related discipline, awarded by an internationally recognized university-level institution prior to the start of the employment.

The candidate should be familiar with partial differential equations and be genuinely interested in biomedical and engineering applications. Familiarity with numerical methods and C++ programming is an advantage.

As the work will be conducted in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary environment, cultural awareness and good collaboration skills are important. It is equally important that you are a well-organized and autonomous person. Sound verbal and written communication skills in English are required.


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

Responsibilities/Job Description

The work will be performed in a dynamic research environment at the interface between mathematics and computational electromagnetics.  Mathematical analysis and computational experiments will be closely integrated as the major tools in developing an adaptive finite element method for solving the time-dependent Maxwell equations.

The project will offer you training in a wide range of front-line computational methods. This PhD program will prepare you for a range of career opportunities in academia as well as in private and public sectors. Postgraduate education consists of four years of full-time studies and leads to a PhD degree.

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, e.g., teaching, by a maximum of 20% in accordance with HF 5, section 5, section 7, doctoral student employment.

Specific subject description

The aim of the project is to find numerical solutions of the coefficient inverse problem (CIP) for Maxwell’s equations. The theoretical task is to develop and analyse adaptive finite element method for  CIP. The methodology is then applied to measurements of an electrical field, for example to microwave medical imaging. A more detailed description can be found on

How to Apply?

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Reference Number: PAR 2021/1734
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

Submit the following documents:

  • Application letter (max 2 pages) where you introduce yourself and relate your background and interests to the project
  • Detailed curriculum vitae
  • Electronic copies of your master and bachelor transcripts
  • Copies of your bachelor’s and master’s thesis if available
  • Names of at least two reference persons

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: 2022-02-26

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

About the Division

At the Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics we conduct research at a high international level in areas such as Computational mathematics, Optimization, Mathematical statistics, Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Kinetic theory. More information about our research groups is available on the website

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. At the division there are many committed teachers with extensive and broad experience of all aspects of higher education. Together with the Divisions of Algebra and Geometry and Analysis and Probability we form the academic part of the department of Mathematical Sciences, which is a joint department of Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, and one of the largest in mathematics in the Nordic countries. More information about us is available on the 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.

The announced PhD position, which is located at the Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, is supervised by Professor Larisa Beilina.

About the Employer: University of Gothenburg


  • Type of employment: Fixed-term employment
  • Extent: 100 %
  • Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences, Gothenburg
  • First day of employment: August 15, 2022

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Contact details

For further information regarding the position

Annika Lang, Professor, Head of Unit of Applied mathematics and statistics
+46 31 772 5356,

Larisa Beilina, Professor
+46 31 772 3567,


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