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 40 000 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 nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Job assignment

The research is primarily intended to focus on problems in the theory of random normal matrices and on more general Coulomb gas ensembles in two dimensions. Also one-dimensional processes (Hermitian eigenvalue processes etc) are relevant. These topics are part of a lively area of research, which offers possibilities to work on a broad range of problems within pure and applied analysis, for example within potential theory, operator theory, multiplicative chaos, conformal field theories, and others. The research project will therefore offer some flexibility for the successful candidate to pursue their own research interests.


You should have a strong background in mathematical analysis and a good knowledge of probability theory. Previous experience within some area related to the project, for example in random matrices, is a bonus. Candidates with a PhD degree within mathematical analysis, or in relevant branches of other subjects such as probability theory or mathematical physics will be prioritized. Examples of relevant areas are the study of point processes in probability, conformal field theories in physics, etc. You should have the ability to plan and carry out research of high quality and this should be reflected in your publications. You should also be motivated, have initiative, be able to work independently and in groups, and be perseverant. Good knowledge of spoken and written English is a requirement.


Appointment to a research position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than six years before the last date for applications. Advanced graduate students who can be expected to finish the PhD before the time of appointment are also eligible.

Basis of Assessment

The assessment will primarily be based on your research qualifications and potential as researcher, and of your potential to fit the project’s research profile. The quality of your publications plays a very big role, but the description of your previous research and future research plans is also important. At a possible interview, your ability to orally present your research will be tested. In addition, the assessment will be based on the qualifications mentioned above.

Type of employment

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 1 year.

Application procedure

Apply online! Applications must contain a letter in which you describe your previous research, future research plans and interest in the position (max 3 pages). Applications must also include a CV, list of publications, contact details of at least two references, copy of your doctoral degree certificate and/or other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered. You are encouraged to attach an electronic copy of your PhD thesis if possible. All documents must be in PDF format.


Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
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 PA2018/2769
  • Yacin Ameur, docent, +46 46 222 77 91,
  • My Geborek, HR Officer, +46 46 222 48 53,
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 22.Aug.2018
Last application date 10.Oct.2018 11:59 PM CET

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