Jan 3, 2010

Doctoral students in Mathematics, Lund University, Sweden

Lund University is Scandinavia’s largest institution for education and research in a great number of disciplines, such as engineering, natural sciences, law, social science, economics, medicine, theology and the arts. The University has over 38 000 students and approximately 5 300 employees located in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. We have a comprehensive global network and a growing co-operation within the Öresund University framework within Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 6 500 students and 850 PhD-students. The research carried out at LTH is of high international standard and we continuously develop our teaching and adapt our courses to the needs of today.

Lund University invites applications for the following position:

Doctoral students in Mathematics
For further information please contact: docent Fredrik Kahl, +46-46-2224451, fredrik@maths.lth.se or senior lecturer Jan-Erik Solem, +46-46-2220333, solem@maths.lth.se

More information: www.lth.se

The studentship is directed on mathematical modelling and methods applied to image analysis and computer vision. The Mathematical Imaging Group is expanding and is looking for applicants interested in one or several of the following topics: optimization, medical imaging, image retrieval, recognition and machine learning. The employee will also have teaching duties with the undergraduate program.

Employment as a Doctoral student can only be granted if you have been accepted to the postgraduate student program. Acceptance to the postgraduate student program is based on the estimated ability to perform well in your postgraduate studies. This is also one of the basic criteria for employment. Furthermore you need a valid university degree at advanced level (MSc) within a relevant study program.

The selection of applicants will be based on an assessment of the ability of the applicant to benefit from their studies. The applicant’s ability to benefit from their studies will be judged mainly on their academic results at undergraduate (BSc) and advanced (MSc) level. Special attention will be paid to the following:
1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the proposed area of research. These may be demonstrated by written documents or a personal interview. Special weight shall be given to the applicant's results in advanced mathematics courses.
2. The assessed ability of the applicant to carry out independent research, and his or her ability to formulate and tackle scientific problems. The assessment can be based on the applicant’s master’s dissertation and discussions with the applicant should an interview take place.
3. Verbal and written communication skills in Swedish and English
4. Other experience of relevance to postgraduate studies, e.g. professional experience.

As a Doctoral student you will mainly be working with you research project, but you can also be given more general tasks within the department i.e. teaching, research and administrative work, in accordance with the regulations. Rules for employment as a Doctoral student is stated in "The Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1998:80), Chapter 5".

Lund University encourages especiallywomen to apply for the position.
Salary is determined within certain guidelines for this type of position.

Your application should contain the following documents:
-Letter of application including the correct reference number for the position (PA 2009/4596) . (The application should be written in Swedish or English.)
-Curriculum Vitae
-Copies of certificates and copies of any other document that you wish to include in your application.

The application should be addressed to the Faculty of Engineering and sent to: Registry Office, Lund University, P.O. Box 117, SE-221 00 LUND or registrator@lu.se (use pdf-format and pack all your attachments in one file).

Last day for applying is: January 25, 2010

/Kristina Fors, Personnel Officer


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