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 around 44 000 students and more than
8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts
to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their
research studies, which includes participating in research projects and third
cycle courses. The work duties may also include teaching and other
departmental duties (no more than 20%).
Numerical methods for coupled environmental problems
The project is about so called coupled multiphysics problems, specifically the
interaction of two partial differential equations across an interface. In
particular, we consider environmental models involving air and water flows.
Examples are atmosphere-ocean interaction within a climate model or the
coupling of groundwater flows with river systems. The standard is a
partitioned approach where existing codes for the subproblems are reused and
they interact via the exchange of boundary information.
In this project, we design improved partitioned methods for time dependent
problems, and analyze their mathematical properties. A key ingredient are so
called waveform iterations. The final result of the project will be not only
new/improved methods and mathematical results about their properties, but also
an implementation in an open source C++ library.
A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and
study programmes if they: 1. have been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
or 2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240
credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or 3.
have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden
or abroad. The head of department may permit an exemption from the general
entry requirements for an individual applicant, if there are special grounds.
To be admitted to the third-cycle programme in Numerical Analysis, the student
must have passed second-cycle courses in mathematics subjects comprising at
least 60 credits, including at least 15 credits in numerical analysis and a
degree project of at least 30 credits.
The specific entry requirements can also be fulfilled through an equivalent
programme. This is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Qualifications other than the applicant's subject-specific competence in
Numerical Analysis may be taken into consideration in order to enable
interdisciplinary initiatives and important specialisations in certain areas.
Basis of Assessment
Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student's potential to
profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the
basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention
is paid to the following
Knowledge and skills in numerical analysis, specifically numerical methods
for differential equations and numerical linear algebra are required.
Programming skills, specifically Python and C++ are a strong merit.
Experience with Linux based systems is a merit.
An assessment of ability to think independently and to formulate and
tackle research problems.
Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and
independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills,
is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the
third cycle program.
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§.
Applications shall be written in Swedish or English and include a cover
letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what
way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational
background. The application must also contain a CV, a copy of your Master's
thesis (or a summary text if the thesis is not yet completed), contact
details of at least two references, copies of grade certificates, and any
other documents that you wish to refer to.
The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology,
Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental
Science. 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.
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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
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2022/2953
Philipp Birken, senior lecturer, +email@example.com
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Last application date 20.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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