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.

Doctoral student in Numerical Analysis

Job assignments
The research will be focused on the analysis and design of parallel multigrid methods in the context of Discontinuous Galerkin discretizations for unsteady compressible flows. The aim is to design scalable, fast and efficient methods for the next generation of solvers for Large Eddy Simulations (LES). This will be in collaboration with other groups in Sweden, Germany and the US.

Teaching duties in numerical analysis of up to 20% can be included in the job assignment.

Eligibility/Entry requirements
Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who
- have completed a second-cycle degree
- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or
- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

To be admitted to the third-cycle programme in Numerical Analysis the student must have passed independent study courses in mathematics comprising at least 60 credits including at least 30 credits in Numerical Analysis. Relevant computer science skills can also be taken into account. A degree project of at least 30 credits must be included.

Equivalent knowledge acquired through corresponding programmes will be assessed individually.

In order to enable interdisciplinary initiatives and important specialisations in certain areas, students with qualifications in subjects other than Numerical Analysis may be considered for admission.

Basis of assessment
Good knowledge of numerical methods for time dependent Partial Differential Equations (PDEs) is desired. Knowledge of multigrid methods, numerical linear algebra and computational fluid dynamics is desired.

Good programming skills in Fortran or C++ are required. Knowledge of parallel computing is desired.

Good knowledge in spoken and written English is required along with collaboration skills and an interest in interdisciplinary work.

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§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2016/4296
  • Philipp Birken, +46462223165
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62, st@st.lu.se
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64, kansli@saco-s.lu.se
Published 02.Dec.2016
Last application date 16.Dec.2016 11:59 PM CET

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