Ph.D. positions in Mathematics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Job Description: 

KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH. Education and research spans from natural sciences to all branches of engineering and includes architecture, industrial management and urban planning. There are a total of just over 15,000 first and second level students and more than 1,600 doctoral students. KTH has almost 4,300 employees.

The School of Engineering Sciences carries out a wide range of research at the international front line, from fundamental disciplines such as physics and mathematics, to engineering mechanics with applications such as aeronautics and vehicle engineering. We also offer University degree programs in engineering Physics, Vehicle engineering, Engineering and Education, and “Open Entrance”, as well as a number of International Masters Programs as well as PhD Programs.

The Division of Mathematics at the Department of Mathematics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, is announcing Ph.D. positions at the moment.

At the division, there are research groups in, e.g., Algebra and Geometry, Combinatorics, Complex Analysis, Dynamical Systems, Harmonic Analysis, Mathematical Physics, Number Theory, Numerical Analysis, Partial Differential Equations, and Spectral Theory. More information can be found at At the moment, there are about 25 graduate students at the division.

We strongly recommend that you contact a potential supervisor before you apply.

There is also the possibility to apply for specific topics within the Ph.D. program that are listed below. Please contact the professor in each topic according to the list:

i) Modular forms and the cohomology of moduli spaces (Carel Faber).
ii) Mathematical relativity (Hans Ringström).

The positions are for a maximum of 5 years with up to 20% department service.
A university study with an emphasis on mathematics (240 credit points) is a necessary qualification.

Form of employment: Time-limited
The salary follows the directions provided by KTH
Start date: January 2013
Number of positions: At least one

Application deadline: 2012-12-09
Employer's reference number: S-2012-1017

Applications via email are to be sent to
Write the reference number in the email subject.
CV, university transcripts, undergraduate thesis, a brief description of why the applicant wishes to become a doctoral student, etc. should be sent as an attachment, as pdf-files.

Henrik Shahgholian, Program Director

Sandra Di Rocco, Department Head

Trade union representative
Lars Abrahamsson, SACO
Phone: +46 8 790 70 58

Job Categories: 
Graduate student fellowships
Deadline for Application: 
Dec 9 2012