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Job description

The candidates will be hired within the Mathematical Statistics division at the Department of Mathematics and join the doctoral program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. The Mathematical Statistics division is active in research areas such as probability theory, stochastic processes, computational methods, statistical modelling and statistical inference with applications in the natural sciences, economics, the engineering sciences and medicine. There are currently six doctoral students at the division of Mathematical Statistics and 23 doctoral students in the doctoral program in Applied and Computational Mathematics. 

The employment is four years with a possibility of at most 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 or applied mathematics with a specialization in mathematical statistics, probability theory, financial mathematics, or related. 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. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

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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 the directions for doctoral students at KTH
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2015-0370
  • Henrik Hult, Professor, Phone: +46 8 790 6911, E-mail: hult@kth.se
  • Boualem Djehiche, Professor, Phone: +46 8 790 7875, E-mail: boualem@kth.se
Published 23.Apr.2015
Last application date 14.May.2015 11:59 PM CET

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