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PhD student positions in Scientific Computing 2014

The Division of Scientific Computing at Uppsala University is a leading center for research and education in Scientific Computing. The research has a broad scope, ranging from numerical analysis over software development and high-performance computing to collaborative projects in Computational Science and Engineering, and industrial applications. The research is organized in two research programs (Computational Science and Numerical Analysis) with a common, rather extensive graduate (PhD) education program in Scientific Computing. Many of the PhD student projects include collaboration and joint supervision with other partners, both at Uppsala Univesity and e.g. at Stanford University, USA and ETH, Zürich. More information on the research at the Division is given here.

The Division has an extensive international and national research network, including participation in e.g. the
Uppsala-Lund-Umeå e-Science consortium eSSENCE, which is a new major Strategic Research Area effort funded by the Swedish Ministry of Education. The Division also leads the Uppsala Center for Interdisciplinary Mathematics (CIM) and participates in the parallel programming Center of Excellence UPMARC funded by the Swedish Research Council.

The Division hereby announces up to three new PhD student positions. The application should include a letter with a description of the candidate's research interests and earlier experience. Candidates are encouraged to indicate which project(s) that interests them. A number of possible PhD projects are posted below. It as also possible to formulate other PhD projects, but only if a TDB faculty member is willing to supervise it. The application should also contain a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of the Master thesis (or a draft thereof), relevant publications, and other relevant documents. The plan is to invite a selection of the candidates to an interview before the positions are filled.

The Division hereby announces up to three new PhD student positions. The application should include a letter with a description of the candidate's research interests and earlier experience. Candidates are encouraged to indicate which project(s) that interests them. A number of possible PhD projects are posted below. It as also possible to formulate other PhD projects, but only if a TDB faculty member is willing to supervise it. Note that the project "Numerical ice sheet modeling - the Fast Full Stokes solver" has dedicated financing from the Swedish Research Council Formas and will therefore be implemented. Depending on the successful applicants interests, up to two other projects will also be implemented. The application should also contain a CV, copies of exams, degrees and grades, a copy of the Master thesis (or a draft thereof), relevant publications, and other relevant documents. The plan is to invite a selection of the candidates to an interview before the positions are filled.

A PhD student position requires a Master of Science or an equivalent exam in a field which is relevant for the topic of the PhD thesis. However, candidates which can be assumed to be awarded a Master degree soon (e.g. currently working on their Masters thesis) are also eligible to apply. Candidates should mention the earliest feasible starting date of employment.

The PhD student position is for a maximum of five years of study and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). The salary amounts currently to about 25,600 SEK per month in the first year.

The deadline for applications (written in Swedish or English) is February 16, 2014. The applications should be submitted electronically. The formal announcement is available here and the electronic application form is available here.

For further information please contact one or more of the contact persons given in the descriptions of proposed projects below. You may also contact Professor Gunilla Kreiss.

PhD Student Projects

Updated  2014-01-20 13:00:39 by Gunilla Kreiss.