PhD positions in Mathematics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Job Description: 

KTH School of Engineering Sciences seeks a PhD student in Lightweight Structures

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 14,000 first and second level students and more than 1,700 doctoral students. KTH has almost 4,600 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 'SIMTEK', as well as a number of International Masters Programmes.

Project Description
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.

Eligibility and Assessment Criteria
A university study with an emphasis on mathematics (240 credit points) is a necessary qualification.

Form of employment: Time-limited
Work time: Full time

The salary follows the directions provided by KTH
Start date: July 2013
Number of positions: at least 1.

The positions are for a maximum of 5 years with up to 20% department service.

Criteria for application:

1) The following list of documents should be submitted as ONE pdf file according to the following order: a) Personal letter, b) CV, c) university transcripts, d) undergraduate thesis.
2) We strongly recommend all applicants to contact a potential supervisor at the department, before the applications is submitted.

Any letter of recommendation should be directly sent by the recommender to the email address:

Employer's reference: S-2013-0387
Applications via email are to be sent to
Write the reference number in the e-mail subject.

Deadline for application is 2013-05-02

Henrik Shahgholian, program director,

Sandra Di Rocco, head of department

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

Job Categories: 
Graduate student fellowships
PhD positions in Mathematics
Deadline for Application: 
May 2 2013