KTH, Mathematics

Position ID: 421-PHD2 [#15726, S-2020-0132]
Position Title: Doctoral student in Applied and Computational Mathematics
Position Type: Student programs
Position Location: Stockholm, Stockholm 10044, Sweden [map]
Subject Area: Applied and Computational Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2020/03/15help popup (posted 2020/02/24, listed until 2020/03/15)
Position Description:    

*** the list date or deadline for this position has passed. ***

Doctoral student in Applied and Computational Mathematics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Applied and Computational Mathematics, Specialization Mathematical Statistics. The project focuses on development of mathematical theory and analysis of novel computational methodologies of advanced and efficient high-dimensional statistical inference that are able to accommodate structured sparsity of the data. The project combines probability theory and mathematical statistics in high and infinite dimensions, sparse statistical modeling, empirical processes, random matrix theory, AI and statistical machine learning. You are expected to develop own ideas and communicate scientific results both orally and in writing. Supervision: Assoc. Prof. Tatjana Pavlenko.

What we offer

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 compulsory individual study plan to support your development in your area of interest.
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.
Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
The Department of Mathematics hosts a number of active research groups, e.g. in probability and mathematical statistics, dynamical systems, mathematical physics, numerical analysis, PDEs and optimization. Read more about the research here.


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 degree at advanced level,
completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
language requirements The special requirements for the doctoral program are studies on the advanced level with specialization in mathematics, applied mathematics or computational mathematics.


In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assed 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 the traditional academic merits, a relevant degree project and international experience are regarded as advantageous qualifications. After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability. Target degree: Doctoral degree.

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Trade union representative

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.


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/entral 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)
Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions and certificates of fulfilled language requirements. These need to be translated into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Link to log in and apply


About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years. A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


E-mail: pavlenko@kth.se

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Other information Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH´s work with quality as well as core values in our organization. For information about Processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here: https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/processing-of-personal-data-in-the-recruitment-process-1.823440

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement,
the Swedish version takes precedence.

This employer is not accepting applications for this position through Mathjobs.Org. Please apply at https://www.kth.se/en/om/work-at-kth/lediga-jobb/what:job/jobID:313042/where:4/.
Contact: Tatjana Pavlenko
Postal Mail:
Lindstedtsvägen 25
100 44 Stockholm
Web Page: www.math.kth.se

© 2020 MathJobs.Org, American Mathematical Society. All Rights Reserved.