Lund University, Faculty of Science, Centre for Mathematical Sciences

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 42 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into ten departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1900 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

The applicant should have knowledge within mathematical analysis, good analytical problem solving skills and a good capacity to work independently. Meriting is also knowledge within optimization and programming. Knowledge within physics, specially optics, is a merit but not a requirement.

Other meriting capacities is independence, ability to take initiative, cooperative skills and perceverance.

Job assignments
The research will focus on methods for solving ill posed inverse problems, with special focus on coherent X-ray imaging methods in two and three dimensions. For example the phase retrieval problem (where the amplitude of the Fourier transform of an object is known, and the object should be reconstructed from this information and additional restrictions), algorithms for ptychography or methods for inverting the exponential Radon transform. The main research task is mathematical analysis of methods (and development of new methods), but consists also in efficient implementation and evaluation of the same. The implementation is targeted towards the new Max IV synchrotron facility. The position covers four years of postgraduate studies (research and course work) including up to 20 % teaching mathematics.

The basic requirements for admission to postgraduate studies are: a degree at advanced (MSc) level, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 credits, of which 60 must be at advanced (MSc) level, or the equivalent knowledge or qualifications obtained in some other way, in Sweden or in another country.

The special requirements for admission to postgraduate studies in mathematics are completed courses in mathematics equivalent to at least 120 credits, of which 50 must be at advanced (MSc) level. The courses at basic and advanced level should include a degree project corresponding to at least 30 credits. Special eligibility may be obtained through equivalent studies; this will be assessed in each case.

Basis of assessment
Of major importance is knowledge and abilities relevant för the dissertation work and the subject. In addition we assess the ability to work independently and the other competence fields mentioned under qualifications.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998:80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Additional information
When applying you should upload a current CV, a scanned copy of your academic transcript and 2-3 letters of recommendation. Additional supporting documents such as a description of yourself and you scientific interests/goals (max ½ page), could also be submitted, but is not required.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2016/4132
  • Marcus Carlsson, +46462228536
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62,
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66,
Published 05.Dec.2016
Last application date 28.Feb.2017 11:59 PM CET

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