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Umeå University - with its 33,000 students and over 4,000 employees - is an organisation in constant change and development. Umeå University conducts groundbreaking research within several areas - several in which we are among the best in the world - within others regarded as the leaders in Sweden. We are one of Sweden’s largest providers of education and offer a broad and attractive range of courses and programmes. Our campus constitutes an inspiring environment for everyone that studies and works here. We wish to co-operate with companies and organisations throughout the Umeå region and all over the world.

Two PhD positions in Scientific Computing

Are you interested in the interplay between mathematical modeling of physical processes, numerical analysis, and computer programming? Are you eager to solve hard problems coming from applications in Science and Technology?

The Department of Computing Science invites applicants for two PhD positions (doktorandtjänster) in Scientific Computing. The directions of research for the current positions are Optimal Control and Design and Inverse Problem for Electromagnetics, respectively. Both projects rely on numerical solutions of ordinary and partial differential equations coupled with numerical optimization algorithms. The research will be carried out jointly within an existing research group at the department and UMIT Research Lab, a newly launched interdisciplinary organization at Umeå University devoted to Computational Science, Visual Simulation, Optimization, and its industrial applications.

The positions extend over a period of four years, provided that expected study and research results are achieved. The positions may also include part-time work (max 20%) as teaching assistant. If so, the total time for the position is extended accordingly (up to maximum five years).

The recruitment procedure will follow the Higher Education Ordinance (Högskoleförordningen Chapters 5 and 7). Prerequisites include either i) 240 ECTS-credits (swe. högskolepoäng) of higher education studies of which 60 should be on an advanced level (Master level), or ii) 120 Swedish (old) credits (swe. poäng; corresponding to 180 ECTS-credits) of higher education studies if they were taken before July 1, 2007.
Students soon to complete their education may also be considered. A solid background is desirable in at least two of the fields Numerical Analysis, Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science. Good communication skills in written and spoken English are also required.

The application can be submitted either electronically or in paper form and should contain:
  1. A cover letter including short description of your research interests,
  2. A curriculum vitae,
  3. Copies of degree certificates,
  4. Reprints / copies of Bachelors / Masters thesis, and other relevant publications, if any
  5. Contact information for three reference persons.
For further information about the positions, please contact professor Martin Berggren, phone +46 707 32 81 11, e-mail, or assistant professor Eddie Wadbro, phone +46 733 56 24 20, e-mail

Union information is available from SACO, +46-(0)90-786 53 65, SEKO, +46-(0)90-786 52 96 and ST, +46-(0)90-786 54 31.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapt. 12, 2 §) and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

Documents sent electronically should be in MS Word or PDF format.

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