Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för teknikvetenskap

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Job description

The use of computer to simulate complicated physical phenomena is essential in science and engineering problems. This research program concerns important applications, ranging from multiphase fluids and seismic imaging in petroleum engineering, inverse scattering in wave propagation, solidification of fluids, and prediction of complex bio-mechanical systems. 

The objective of this job is to address challenging problems that involve domains of highly irregular shapes that may go through complicated changes in some dynamical processes. Moreover these dynamical processes depend on solutions of some mathematical problems in the whole space. We shall develop novel framework that inherits the advantages of two very different computational strategies and is designed to tackle the class of challenging problems without complications caused by the domain's merging, breaking up, or being unbounded — all of these are known to be difficult for the other existing methods. The analytical and numerical results will lead to new high order accurate and efficient numerical methods for solving these problems.

The employment is four years with a possibility of maximum up to five years. Up to 20 percent department duties are included in the employment.


A suitable background for this position would be a Master of Science in Mathematics, Physics or Engineering, with a specialization in numerical analysis and with experience in scientific computation. In addition to the traditional academic merits, a relevant degree project, international experience, and language skills are regarded as advantageous qualifications. 

Applicants must be strongly motivated for doctoral studies, possess the ability to work independently and perform critical analysis as well as possessing good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

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Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

The application must contain the following documents in PDF format:

  1. Statement of professional interest
  2. CV
  3. Transcripts from university/university college
  4. Example of technical writing, e.g., thesis, essay, course report or scientific paper


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary The salary follows KTH's directions for doctoral students at KTH
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2015-0364
  • Professor Richard Tsai, E-mail: tsai@kth.se
Published 23.Apr.2015
Last application date 14.May.2015 11:59 PM CET

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