PhD in Mathematics/Statistics, University of Stavanger, Norway

The University of Stavanger invites applications for a Ph.D research fellowship in Mathematics/Statistics at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mathematics and Physics.

This is a trainee position that will give promising researchers an opportunity for academic development leading to a doctoral degree.

The appointment is for three years with research duties exclusively, or four years with both research and 25% compulsory duties, this will be clarified in the recruitment process. The position is vacant from 01.02.2019 but a later start may be arranged.

The following research areas are represented within the department:

  • Complex analysis and Complex geometry
  • Harmonic analysis
  • Statistics
  • Algebraic geometry
  • Supersymmetry structures in string theory and M-theory
  • Differential geometry

Applications within all of these areas are welcomed, but those in complex analysis, complex geometry, and harmonic analysis will be given preference in the event of otherwise equally qualified applicants.

Applicants must have a strong academic background with a five-year master degree within mathematics/statistics,  preferably acquired recently; or possess corresponding qualifications that could provide a basis for successfully completing a doctorate. Both the grade for the master’s thesis and the weighted average grade of the master’s degree must individually be equivalent to or better than a B grade.

In evaluating the applicants, emphasis will be placed on their potential for research in the field, as well as the applicant's individual prerequisites for research education.

The appointee must be able to work independently and as a member of a team, be creative and innovative.

The research fellow must have a good command of both oral and written English.

The resulting PhD degree will qualify for research and teaching positions at University level.

The appointee will be based at the University of Stavanger, with the exception of a stay abroad at a relevant Centre of research. 

The salary for this position is set according to the State Salary Code, 17.515, code 1017, NOK 449.400 per annum. The position provides an automatic membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

Project description and further information about the position can be obtained from Associate Professor Tyson Ritter, telephone +47 5183 1502, email, or from Professor Alexander Ulanovskii, telephone +47 5183 1879, email

Information about the appointment procedures can be obtained from HR-advisor Janne Halseth, telephone +47 5183 3525, email

The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in its employment practices. The University currently employs few female research fellows within this academic field and women are therefore particularly encouraged to apply.

Please register your application in an electronic form at Relevant education and experience must be registered in the form. Certificates/diplomas, references, list of publications and other documentation that you consider relevant, should be submitted as attachments to the application as separate files. The documentation must be available either in a Scandinavian language or in English. If the attachments exceed 30 MB altogether, they will have to be compressed before upload.

Job location: 
University of Stavanger
4036 Stavanger
Contact and application information
Monday, December 31, 2018
Contact name: 
Tyson Ritter
Graduate student fellowships
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