Stockholm University, Department of Mathematics

Position ID: 2543-PHD [#17480]
Position Title: PhD students in Mathematics (3)
Position Type: Other
Position Location: Stockholm, Stockholm 106 91, Sweden
Subject Area: Mathematics
Application Deadline: 2021/04/23 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/03/22, listed until 2021/09/22)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Mathematics at Stockholm University has with its long tradition of excellent research a prominent place in Scandinavian mathematics. The department consists of three divisions: Mathematics, Mathematical Statistics and Computational Mathematics. Researchers at the Division of Mathematics have competence that ranges over many different areas of mathematics, from algebra, geometry and analysis to mathematical logic.

Project description We seek to recruit PhD students for the following three projects

Generation by groups: Across algebraic geometry, number theory, representation theory & beyond (supervisor Wushi Goldring)

Quasicrystals and networks (supervisor Pavel Kurasov)

Homotopy type theory as a foundation for mathematics (supervisor Peter LeFanu Lumsdaine)

Note that it is also possible to apply for projects with other supervisors. Information about available PhD supervisors and possible PhD thesis projects in mathematics, including more information about the above projects, can be found here:¬forcedreason=0&q=&xpanded= We recommend that you contact a potential advisor before submitting the application.

Qualification requirements In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or elsewhere.

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The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for applications.

Selection The primary assessment criteria in appointing a PhD student is the capacity to complete the research training. The selection of candidates is based upon the earlier studies, grades, quality of theses, references, the written application and, for a smaller group of selected candidates, interviews. Tentatively, interviews will be held in Mid-May. Please note that applicants may be called to an interview on a relatively short notice.

Admission Regulations for Doctoral Studies at Stockholm University are available at: and regulations.

Terms of employment Only a person who will be or has already been admitted to a third-cycle programme may be appointed to a doctoral studentship.

The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. A PhD student should present a licentiate thesis after two years of full-time studies.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Please note that admission decisions cannot be appealed.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Contact For more information, please contact Alexander Berglund (director of PhD studies),

Union representatives Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, (SEKO), and PhD student representative,

Application Apply for the PhD student position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application Your contact details and personal data Your highest degree Your language skills Contact details for 2–3 references Important: Your references should send us recommendation letters no later than April 23, 2021, via e-mail to, and state in the subject line: SU FV-0960-21 + name of the applicant. Names of 1-3 supervisors in order of preference.

and, in addition, please include the following documents Cover letter CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements (no more than 6 files) Degree projects/theses (no more than 3 files).

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