The PhD project will be part of the VINN EXCELLENCE center SuMo
Biomaterials, http://www.chalmers.se/chem/sumo-en, an academic and
industrial joint effort with a clear focus on understanding and
developing properties of soft biomaterials. The approach is highly
cross-disciplinary with industrial and academic scientists from
several fields in chemistry, physics and mathematics. In particular
mathematicians and statisticians are engaged in modeling of flow
and diffusion and in statistical analysis and design of experiments.
The PhD project will be focussed on methods for analysis of different
types of microscopy measurements in order to develop three-dimensional
models for material structure. Key research areas are spatial
statistics and statistical image analysis.

The University of Bristol invites applications for up to five fully funded Four-Year PhD Studentships in Mathematics with a start date 1 October 2012. Each studentship includes an annual stipend at EPSRC rates (currently £13,590 p.a.), and covers the University’s tuition fees for EU or overseas students. The successful candidate will be required to teach four hours per week in term time, and assist in the examination process.

Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper second class honours degree, or international equivalent, in Mathematics. There are no restrictions on nationality.

The School of Mathematics has about 95 members of academic staff from over 24 countries. The School’s research covers applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. It has an international reputation for excellence in each area. Based on the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008), the School’s national ranking is third for applied mathematics, joint fourth for statistics, and joint fifth for pure mathematics. It is one of the largest schools in the Faculty of Science and currently provides around 70 postgraduates with a vibrant and stimulating place to work. Fourteen per cent of mathematics students were from overseas in 2010/11, one of the largest international communities in the faculty.
Research groups in applied mathematics include dynamical systems and statistical mechanics, mathematical physics (quantum chaos, random matrix theory, quantum information and computation, disordered systems), fluid dynamics (complex fluids, experimental mathematics, turbulence, waves, granular flows), materials science (liquid crystals, soft matter), and scientific computing.
Research groups in pure mathematics include algebra (representation theory of groups and algebras, homological algebra, algebraic topology), analysis (partial differential equations and spectral theory), ergodic theory and dynamical systems (dimension theory in dynamical systems, Diophantine approximation, dynamics of group actions, Teichmüller dynamics), logic (set theory and the foundations of mathematics) and number theory (algorithmic number theory, analytic number theory and arithmetic geometry).
The statistics group’s research projects include the modelling of random phenomena, methods for the analysis of data, and computational techniques for performing this modelling and analysis. The applications of this research are many and varied, ranging from the analysis of solar flares to robot navigation, from the behaviour of socially organised animals to traffic queues and from genetic research to signal processing.
For more information on the School of Mathematics, it’s research, teaching and staff profile, see http://www.maths.bris.ac.uk/

The closing date for applications is 1 February 2012. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed in the week commencing 20 February 2012. Interviews of overseas applicants may be carried out via video-link (skype). To apply, complete the online application process http://www.bris.ac.uk/prospectus/postgraduate/2012/dept/SCIF/MATH
with reference “PhD Studentship in Mathematics”.

Your application should include (1) Full list of courses and marks from your university, (2) English language certificates where applicable, (3) two academic references, (4) an up-to-date CV and (5) a brief statement of your research interests and teaching skills.
Job Categories:
Graduate student fellowships
Deadline for Application:
Feb 1 2012

PhD student position in the doctoral programme in Mathematics and Statistics

Organization:
University of Jyväskylä, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Email: matti.a.pylvanainen@jyu.fi
Job Description:

The Doctoral Programme is currently seeking to recruit up to PhD students, starting 1 January 2012, with the funding period (stipend) being for up to four years. Progress in postgraduate studies and research is evaluated after the first year, and decision on further funding will be made on the basis of this evaluation. The PhD students are being recruited in the main research areas of the Department; mathematical analysis, mathematics of inverse problems, stochastics, spatial and computational statistics, time-series analysis. Applicants must have a science training equivalent to that required for the M.Sc. degree in mathematics or statistics at the University of Jyväskylä.

The deadline for applications is at 4:15 pm on 28 November 2011. Application is asked to be made using the electronic form on page http://www.jyu.fi/science/en/applicationformphdstudents, and should be accompanied with current CV, and a research and study plan. Before submitting an application, an applicant is advised to contact the researchers or research groups which he/she finds interesting.

Further information on main research areas and contact persons available on the web site http://www.jyu.fi/maths/en/
Job Categories:
Universities and colleges
Deadline for Application:
Nov 28 2011

Organization:
University of Bristol, School of Mathematics
Email: pgsec-maths@bristol.ac.uk
Job Description:

The University of Bristol invites applications for up to two 3.5 year PhD Studentships in Mathematics with a flexible start date in the period 1 April 2012 — 1 October 2012. The studentships are fully funded by the European Research Council Advanced Research Grant “Homogeneous Flows and their Application in Kinetic Theory” (HFAKT), and will be supervised by its project leader, Professor Jens Marklof at the University’s School of Mathematics. Each studentship includes an annual stipend at EPSRC rates (currently £13,590 p.a.), and a travel budget to attend international workshops, conferences and summer schools.

Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper second class honours degree, or international equivalent, in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics. A strong background in Pure Mathematics is desirable. There are no restrictions on nationality. The University’s tuition fees for EU residents will be covered; applicants from outside the EU will need to secure additional funding to cover the remaining tuition fees.

The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers in Bristol’s Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Physics Groups. She or he will learn a range of cutting-edge techniques in the theory of flows on homogeneous spaces, and use these to attack long-standing problems in the kinetic theory of gases: Since the pioneering work of Maxwell and Boltzmann in the 1860s and 1870s, a major challenge in mathematical physics has been the derivation of macroscopic evolution equations from the fundamental microscopic laws of classical or quantum mechanics. Many macroscopic transport equations lie at the heart of important physical theories such as fluid dynamics, condensed matter theory and nuclear physics. The rigorous derivation of macroscopic transport equations is thus not only a conceptual exercise that establishes their consistency with the fundamental laws of physics: the possibility of finding deviations and corrections to classical evolution equations makes this subject both intellectually exciting and relevant in practical applications.

The deadline for applications is 18 January 2012. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed via skype in the week commencing 23 January 2012. To apply, complete the online application process http://www.bris.ac.uk/prospectus/postgraduate/2012/dept/SCIF/MATH
with reference “ERC PhD Studentship (HFAKT)”

Your application should include (1) Full list of courses and marks from your university, (2) English language certificates where applicable, (3) two academic references, (4) an up-to-date CV and (5) a brief statement of your research interests and their relation to HFAKT.
Job Categories:
Graduate student fellowships
Deadline for Application:
Jan 18 2012

PhD or Post-Doc position in Numerical Analysis or Scientific Computing

Organization:
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Email: highdim@math.kit.edu
Job Description:

The Institute for Applied and Numerical Mathematics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) invites applications for a PhD or Post-Doc position in numerical analysis or scientific computing. KIT ranks among the leading research institutes in Germany and is one of the prestigious “Elite-Universitaeten” selected within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative.
The candidate is supposed to work on numerical methods and model reduction techniques for high-dimensional differential equations with applications in systems biology. More information about our research field can be found at http://highdim.math.kit.edu/.

We are looking for a talented and motivated person with an excellent knowledge of numerical methods for partial and ordinary differential equations and the related analysis. Moreover, the candidate must be familiar with MATLAB and have substantial experience of programming. Language skills in German are not mandatory because the position is a
pure research position with no teaching obligations. However, the candidate must have a sufficient level of written and spoken English. Applications must contain

+ a short curriculum vitae,
+ a detailed list of completed courses in mathematics,
+ a detailed list of passed exams and obtained grades (it is not necessary to scan any certificates, diplomas etc.),
+ a list of awards and publications.

To ensure equal opportunity for men and women, female candidates with the advertised qualifications are explicitly encouraged to apply. Please send a pdf- or ps-file of your application (no doc-files!) via

Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) – Get Your Math PhD in Berlin

Organization:
Berlin Mathematical School (BMS)
Email: office@math-berlin.de
Job Description:

The Berlin Mathematical School is a joint endeavor of the mathematics departments at the universities in Berlin:
Freie Universität (FU), Humboldt-Universität (HU) and Technische Universität (TU).

We offer an excellent graduate program taught in English in a broad and active research environment together with mentoring programs, language courses, soft skills seminars, funding for summer schools and conferences, a buddy program and funding for students with children.

Our seven research areas are:
1. Differential geometry, global analysis, and mathematical physics,
2. Algebraic and arithmetic geometry, number theory,
3. Probability, statistics, and financial mathematics,
4. Discrete mathematics and combinatorial optimization,
5. Geometry, topology, and visualization,
6. Numerical mathematics and scientific computing,
7. Applied analysis and differential equations.

Admission to Phase I: possible with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Admission to Phase II: possible with a Master’s degree or equivalent

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Oulu is
seeking Phd Students (1-2) to work on geometric measure theory, fractal
geometry or dynamical systems as a member of a research group which is a
part of The Finnish Centre of Excellence in Analysis and Dynamics Research.
The research of the group is concentrated on geometric properties of sets
and measures using techniques from modern analysis, probability theory and
dynamics. The research environment is highly international.
The salary is based on the teaching and research personnel pay scale
levels 1-3, depending on the competence of the candidate. The personal
work performance level is valuated separately. At the beginning, the salary
will be approximately 2100 euros per month.
The appointments are for up to four years. There will be a trail period of
four months. The positions are available immediately for suitably qualied
candidates. An application letter and a CV should be sent by December 31,
2011 by e-mail to ville.suomala@oulu.fi or by regular mail:
Ville Suomala
Department of Mathematical Sciences
P. O. Box 3000
90014 University of Oulu
Finland
For further information, please contact Senior research fellow Ville Suomala
(ville.suomala@oulu.fi) or Professor Maarit Jarvenpaa
(maarit.jarvenpaa@oulu.fi)

A PhD studentship is available at the Department of Mathematics and Computer science, Saarland University, Germany.
We are seeking a qualified PhD student for the project “Nonlinear eigenproblems for high-dimensional data analysis” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Project overview:
The computation of eigenvectors and eigenvalues in the linear eigenproblem
is well studied and a large portfolio of methods taking into account different
kinds of structure of the corresponding matrices exists.
However, a large number of problems in machine learning and statistics and other domains
can naturally be formulated as nonlinear eigenproblems. In order to use the rich
structure of nonlinear eigenproblems in applications, similar to the ease of linear
eigenproblems, the goal of this research project is the development of a general framework
for the computation of nonlinear eigenvectors and the application of this framework
for different problems in data analysis.

We are looking for a motivated student with a master/diploma in mathematics, computer science or physics.
A strong analytic background as well as programming skills (C/Matlab) are required.
In particular, knowledge in at least one of the following fields is mandatory: convex optimization, functional analysis, machine learning/statistics.

The duration of the project will be 3 years with a salary of 75% TV-L E13.
The deadline for application is September 30, 2011.

Please send your application (preferably per email) to

Prof. Dr. Matthias Hein
Machine Learning Group
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Campus E 1.1
66041 Saarbruecken, Germany
E-mail: hein@cs.uni-sb.de

or

Dr. Simon Setzer
Mathematical Image Analysis Group
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Campus E 1.1
66041 Saarbruecken, Germany
E-mail: setzer@mia.uni-saarland.de

PhD Studentship in Computerised Image Analysis with Focus on Quantitative Microscopy, Uppsala University, Sweden

The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The Department has about 200 employees, including 80 senior faculty and 80 PhD students. More than 3000 students are enrolled in one or more courses annually. More info: http://www.it.uu.se

The Center for Image Analysis has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research and graduate education in computerized image analysis and scientific visualization. Focus is on image processing as such, but also on developing better methods, algorithms and systems for applications within primarily biomedicine and forestry. More info: http://www.cb.uu.se

The Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) aims to explain the molecular basis for human complex disease by applying novel technologies to well characterized biomedical samples with the mission to identify genetic risk factors, biomarkers, and molecular mechanisms in human diseases. SciLifeLab in Uppsala builds on and extends existing research strengths in Uppsala, where molecular bioscience has long been in focus. Visualization of proteins, cells, tissues, and model-system phenotypes is absolutely essential in life science, and the Uppsala BioVis platform provides state-of-the-art equipment which, combined with technological and biological expertise, offers preconditions for world-leading research. More info: http://www.scilifelab.uu.se

Description of the subject area:
This PhD position will be part of a cross-disciplinary program effort within SciLifeLab with focus on image analysis and quantitative microscopy. Together with senior researchers the candidate will explore new challenges in high-content/high-throughput image analysis and develop innovative solutions in the field. Typical challenges are developing robust and efficient methods for image segmentation and quantification of biological signals.

Qualifications required:
The candidate should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Molecular Biotechnology, or equivalent, in a field which is relevant for the work. It counts as a merit to have a good background in digital image processing as well as biotechnology/biomedicine. Research experience and high grades are considered as an advantage. The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). You will be expected to teach in Swedish or English. Excellent skills in spoken and written English are an absolute requirement. As this position involves close collaboration with scientists from the biomedical field, a background and strong interest in biology and medicine is highly valued.

PhD research fellowship in Geometric Numerical Integration

Organization:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim
Email: elenac@math.ntnu.no
Job Description:

This PhD fellowship will consider topics in Geometric integration and
control theory for nonholonomic mechanical systems.

The project is related to activities of the Special Interest Group in
motion control by geometric computational and modeling methods at the
Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical
Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology
(NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

Please contact Professor Brynjulf Owren; bryn@math.ntnu.no or
Professor Elena Celledoni; elenac@math.ntnu.no, for further details.
Job Categories:
Graduate student fellowships
Deadline for Application: Jul 11 2011

PhD Position in Applied Mathematics at ETH Zürich
Organization:
ETH Zürich, Seminar for Applied Mathematics
Email: pgrohs@math.ethz.ch
Job Description:

PhD Position in Applied Mathematics at ETH Zurich

Adaptive Discretizations of Linear Parametric Transport Equations

Parametric linear transport equations are a class of hyperbolic PDEs
stated on a 5-7 dimensional phase space. Their scope of applicability
ranges from nuclear physics to heat transfer, climate modeling, geodesy and
biology.
Due to the high dimensionality, as well as for other reasons, their efficient
numerical solution is extremely challenging.

This project is concerned with the development, implementation and theoretical
analysis of novel numerical discretization methods for such equations.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary according to the
standards of ETH Zurich as well as the opportunity to work in a stimulating
environment at the Seminar for Applied Mathematics. The project is embedded
in international activities and international collaborations are possible
and encouraged.
The projected duration will be
approximately 3 years. The position is financed by the funds allocated to my
group as Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich starting in October 2011.

Willingness to participate
in teaching is expected. Prerequisites are a familiarity with (or willingness
to learn) FE- and wavelet methods for PDEs and Applied Harmonic Analysis,
as well
as proficiency with MATLAB and C++.
Formally required are a
MSc degree in Applied Mathematics (or similar degree)
and the eligibility to work in Switzerland.

Please submit your CV, together with a motivation letter, a description
of research interests and letter(s) of recommendation electronically to pgrohs@math.ethz.ch.

For further contact details and information regarding my research, please consult
my homepage.

Philipp Grohs, Zurich, June 2011.
Job Categories:
Universities and colleges
Deadline for Application:
Dec 31 2011

One AQUA Post-Doc Position (1+2 Years) and one AQUA PhD Scholarship: Statistical Forecasting of Probabilistic Properties
Project title

Statistical Forecasting of Probabilistic Properties

Research topic

Quality attributes such as performance, reliability, availability, safety, and security have a probabilistic nature, and are important for almost all software development projects and specifically for projects related to automotive, avionic and medical systems. However, it is hard constructing a system that fulfils requirements regarding these quality attributes. Consequently, also quality control at system runtime is required. Due to the probabilistic nature of these quality attributes this project aims to use statistical monitoring and forecasting techniques (e.g. time series analysis) as a novel quality control instrument for critical system components.As a result the project will contribute to the longterm vision to provide fundamental research results to establish specific efficient statistical techniques also in the area of software engineering.

Your Benefits

Basically, the benefits can be summarised as follows:

You will work on real-world research problems. (There will always be opportunities to cooperate with major software and systems engineering companies.)
You will be trained in all skills that are required to successfully finish you research project. Our goal is to help you develop the skills, connections, and opportunities required, that ensure a successful postgraduate career.
You will create research outputs at the highest standards. In today’s world, it is not only enough to be good, students must be great and competitive compared to other graduate students. Please have a look at our own research outputs.
You will get optimal and continuous supervision. My goal is to give you strong support on your research from a technical side. However, we also try to help my students to develop their personal skills. If you like to know more about my supervision style, we can provide contact details of recently graduated students as reference.
You study in a friendly and cooperative environment.

We require

We are interested in a post doctoral research (1+2 Years) and a PhD student who has a good academic record (first class honours or equivalent with marks above 80%) with background in one or more of the following areas:

statistics
probabilistic logics and probabilistic verification
probabilistic model checking
quality attributes such as performance, reliability, availability, safety, and security
software engineering (in the areas of embedded systems, robotics, etc. )
software architectures and architecture evaluation
formal methods in system design

Since this project involves working with other Researcher, PhD students and industrial partner, communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are especially required.

The Post doc position is available initially for 1 year with a possible extension for up to 3 years in total, starting on August 1, 2011 (or soon after). There is no teaching load. Applicants for thepostdoc position should have recently obtained or expect to receive a PhD. The PhD scholarship carries a value of 20,000+EURO p.a. The selection process will be competitive. If you are interested in the research project, please provide the following information via email to aqua-career [“a-t”]cs.uni-kl.de (please use the following header for you email “PostGradApplication_Statistical_Forecasting_YourName” or “PostDocApplication_Statistical_Forecasting_YourName” respectively):

detailed curriculum vitae
short statement about you skills related to the area of research
an (electronic) copy of undergraduate and postgraduate transcripts (first class honours or equivalent with marks above 80% or GPA 3.50/4) and the PhD thesis for the post doc application
evidence of English proficiency for non-native English speaker (officially required is an IELTS of 6.5 with no band below 6.0, practically scores above 7.0 are preferred).

PhD position in (numerical) linear algebra / computational geometry / combinatorics

Organization:
Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics, University of Amsterdam
Email: J.H.Brandts@uva.nl
Job Description:

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) provided funding to hire a PhD student with strong background in linear algebra and programming who is interested in computational aspects of geometry and combinatorics. The title of the project is

Nonobtuse and Acute Simplices and Triangulations

The starting date is negotiable but no later than September 1, 2011. The duration of the project is four years. The candidate is required to perform some teaching tasks in the Bachelor of the Mathematics studies at the University of Amsterdam. For more information, visit

Homepage Jan Brandts (Project’s Principal Investigator)
Job Categories:
Graduate student fellowships Deadline for Application:
Jul 1 2011

Applications are invited for 1 PhD thesis position in
Geometric group theory.
Research keywords: Gromov’s hyperbolic groups, relatively and lacunary hyperbolic groups,
residually finite groups, coarse amenability and coarse embeddings, random groups, sofic and
hyperlinear groups.
Positions are available initially for 1 year with a possible extension for up to 3 years in total,
starting on October 1, 2011 (or soon after). There is no teaching load. Applicants for the
postdoc position should have recently obtained or expect to receive a PhD in mathematics,
and should demonstrate excellent potential in research and teaching in Geometric group
theory.
Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a research plan, names of
references with their e-mail addresses) must be sent by email in PDF format to goulnara.arzhantseva@univie.ac.at by July 3, 2011.
Please note that due to the large number of applications we usually receive, only shortlisted
candidates will be contacted. Deadline for Application:
Jul 3 2011

PhD student position in Mathematical statistics on Modeling material

structure, see

http://www.chalmers.se/sv/om-chalmers/ledigatjanster/Sidor/default.aspx

The PhD project will be part of the VINN EXCELLENCE center SuMo

Biomaterials, http://www.chalmers.se/chem/sumo-en, an academic and

industrial joint effort with a clear focus on understanding and

developing properties of soft biomaterials. The approach is highly

cross-disciplinary with industrial and academic scientists from

several fields in chemistry, physics and mathematics. In particular

mathematicians and statisticians are engaged in modeling of flow

and diffusion and in statistical analysis and design of experiments.

The PhD project will be focussed on methods for analysis of different

types of microscopy measurements in order to develop three-dimensional

models for material structure. Key research areas are spatial

statistics and statistical image analysis.

PhD Studentships in Mathematics

Organization:

University of Bristol

Email:

pgsec-maths@bristol.ac.uk

Job Description:

The University of Bristol invites applications for up to five fully funded Four-Year PhD Studentships in Mathematics with a start date 1 October 2012. Each studentship includes an annual stipend at EPSRC rates (currently £13,590 p.a.), and covers the University’s tuition fees for EU or overseas students. The successful candidate will be required to teach four hours per week in term time, and assist in the examination process.

Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper second class honours degree, or international equivalent, in Mathematics. There are no restrictions on nationality.

The School of Mathematics has about 95 members of academic staff from over 24 countries. The School’s research covers applied mathematics, pure mathematics and statistics. It has an international reputation for excellence in each area. Based on the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE2008), the School’s national ranking is third for applied mathematics, joint fourth for statistics, and joint fifth for pure mathematics. It is one of the largest schools in the Faculty of Science and currently provides around 70 postgraduates with a vibrant and stimulating place to work. Fourteen per cent of mathematics students were from overseas in 2010/11, one of the largest international communities in the faculty.

Research groups in applied mathematics include dynamical systems and statistical mechanics, mathematical physics (quantum chaos, random matrix theory, quantum information and computation, disordered systems), fluid dynamics (complex fluids, experimental mathematics, turbulence, waves, granular flows), materials science (liquid crystals, soft matter), and scientific computing.

Research groups in pure mathematics include algebra (representation theory of groups and algebras, homological algebra, algebraic topology), analysis (partial differential equations and spectral theory), ergodic theory and dynamical systems (dimension theory in dynamical systems, Diophantine approximation, dynamics of group actions, Teichmüller dynamics), logic (set theory and the foundations of mathematics) and number theory (algorithmic number theory, analytic number theory and arithmetic geometry).

The statistics group’s research projects include the modelling of random phenomena, methods for the analysis of data, and computational techniques for performing this modelling and analysis. The applications of this research are many and varied, ranging from the analysis of solar flares to robot navigation, from the behaviour of socially organised animals to traffic queues and from genetic research to signal processing.

For more information on the School of Mathematics, it’s research, teaching and staff profile, see

http://www.maths.bris.ac.uk/

The closing date for applications is 1 February 2012. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed in the week commencing 20 February 2012. Interviews of overseas applicants may be carried out via video-link (skype). To apply, complete the online application process

http://www.bris.ac.uk/prospectus/postgraduate/2012/dept/SCIF/MATH

with reference “PhD Studentship in Mathematics”.

Your application should include (1) Full list of courses and marks from your university, (2) English language certificates where applicable, (3) two academic references, (4) an up-to-date CV and (5) a brief statement of your research interests and teaching skills.

Job Categories:

Graduate student fellowships

Deadline for Application:

Feb 1 2012

PhD student position in the doctoral programme in Mathematics and Statistics

Organization:

University of Jyväskylä, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Email:

matti.a.pylvanainen@jyu.fi

Job Description:

The Doctoral Programme is currently seeking to recruit up to PhD students, starting 1 January 2012, with the funding period (stipend) being for up to four years. Progress in postgraduate studies and research is evaluated after the first year, and decision on further funding will be made on the basis of this evaluation. The PhD students are being recruited in the main research areas of the Department; mathematical analysis, mathematics of inverse problems, stochastics, spatial and computational statistics, time-series analysis. Applicants must have a science training equivalent to that required for the M.Sc. degree in mathematics or statistics at the University of Jyväskylä.

The deadline for applications is at 4:15 pm on 28 November 2011. Application is asked to be made using the electronic form on page http://www.jyu.fi/science/en/applicationformphdstudents, and should be accompanied with current CV, and a research and study plan. Before submitting an application, an applicant is advised to contact the researchers or research groups which he/she finds interesting.

Further information on main research areas and contact persons available on the web site http://www.jyu.fi/maths/en/

Job Categories:

Universities and colleges

Deadline for Application:

Nov 28 2011

European Research Council PhD Studentship (HFAKT)

Organization:

University of Bristol, School of Mathematics

Email:

pgsec-maths@bristol.ac.uk

Job Description:

The University of Bristol invites applications for up to two 3.5 year PhD Studentships in Mathematics with a flexible start date in the period 1 April 2012 — 1 October 2012. The studentships are fully funded by the European Research Council Advanced Research Grant “Homogeneous Flows and their Application in Kinetic Theory” (HFAKT), and will be supervised by its project leader, Professor Jens Marklof at the University’s School of Mathematics. Each studentship includes an annual stipend at EPSRC rates (currently £13,590 p.a.), and a travel budget to attend international workshops, conferences and summer schools.

Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper second class honours degree, or international equivalent, in Mathematics or Mathematical Physics. A strong background in Pure Mathematics is desirable. There are no restrictions on nationality. The University’s tuition fees for EU residents will be covered; applicants from outside the EU will need to secure additional funding to cover the remaining tuition fees.

The successful candidate will work with a team of researchers in Bristol’s Dynamical Systems and Mathematical Physics Groups. She or he will learn a range of cutting-edge techniques in the theory of flows on homogeneous spaces, and use these to attack long-standing problems in the kinetic theory of gases: Since the pioneering work of Maxwell and Boltzmann in the 1860s and 1870s, a major challenge in mathematical physics has been the derivation of macroscopic evolution equations from the fundamental microscopic laws of classical or quantum mechanics. Many macroscopic transport equations lie at the heart of important physical theories such as fluid dynamics, condensed matter theory and nuclear physics. The rigorous derivation of macroscopic transport equations is thus not only a conceptual exercise that establishes their consistency with the fundamental laws of physics: the possibility of finding deviations and corrections to classical evolution equations makes this subject both intellectually exciting and relevant in practical applications.

For more information on Professor Marklof’s research and contact details, follow the link http://www.maths.bris.ac.uk/~majm/

The deadline for applications is 18 January 2012. Short-listed applicants will be interviewed via skype in the week commencing 23 January 2012. To apply, complete the online application process

http://www.bris.ac.uk/prospectus/postgraduate/2012/dept/SCIF/MATH

with reference “ERC PhD Studentship (HFAKT)”

Your application should include (1) Full list of courses and marks from your university, (2) English language certificates where applicable, (3) two academic references, (4) an up-to-date CV and (5) a brief statement of your research interests and their relation to HFAKT.

Job Categories:

Graduate student fellowships

Deadline for Application:

Jan 18 2012

Many thanks a Ut!

PhD or Post-Doc position in Numerical Analysis or Scientific ComputingOrganization:

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Email:

highdim@math.kit.edu

Job Description:

The Institute for Applied and Numerical Mathematics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) invites applications for a PhD or Post-Doc position in numerical analysis or scientific computing. KIT ranks among the leading research institutes in Germany and is one of the prestigious “Elite-Universitaeten” selected within the framework of the German Excellence Initiative.

The candidate is supposed to work on numerical methods and model reduction techniques for high-dimensional differential equations with applications in systems biology. More information about our research field can be found at http://highdim.math.kit.edu/.

We are looking for a talented and motivated person with an excellent knowledge of numerical methods for partial and ordinary differential equations and the related analysis. Moreover, the candidate must be familiar with MATLAB and have substantial experience of programming. Language skills in German are not mandatory because the position is a

pure research position with no teaching obligations. However, the candidate must have a sufficient level of written and spoken English. Applications must contain

+ a short curriculum vitae,

+ a detailed list of completed courses in mathematics,

+ a detailed list of passed exams and obtained grades (it is not necessary to scan any certificates, diplomas etc.),

+ a list of awards and publications.

To ensure equal opportunity for men and women, female candidates with the advertised qualifications are explicitly encouraged to apply. Please send a pdf- or ps-file of your application (no doc-files!) via

e-mail to highdim@math.kit.edu

The position is immediately available, but the contract should start before June 2012. The deadline for application is November 30, 2011.

Berlin Mathematical School (BMS) – Get Your Math PhD in BerlinOrganization:

Berlin Mathematical School (BMS)

Email:

office@math-berlin.de

Job Description:

The Berlin Mathematical School is a joint endeavor of the mathematics departments at the universities in Berlin:

Freie Universität (FU), Humboldt-Universität (HU) and Technische Universität (TU).

We offer an excellent graduate program taught in English in a broad and active research environment together with mentoring programs, language courses, soft skills seminars, funding for summer schools and conferences, a buddy program and funding for students with children.

Our seven research areas are:

1. Differential geometry, global analysis, and mathematical physics,

2. Algebraic and arithmetic geometry, number theory,

3. Probability, statistics, and financial mathematics,

4. Discrete mathematics and combinatorial optimization,

5. Geometry, topology, and visualization,

6. Numerical mathematics and scientific computing,

7. Applied analysis and differential equations.

Admission to Phase I: possible with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Admission to Phase II: possible with a Master’s degree or equivalent

All you need to know about applying to the BMS is available online:

http://www.math-berlin.de/images/guidelines2010.pdf

Application deadline for scholarships: 31 December 2011

Application deadline for admission only: 31 May 2012

Contact:

E-Mail: office@math-berlin.de

phone: +49 (0)30 314-78651

http://www.math-berlin.de

PhD Student positions in Mathematical AnalysisThe Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Oulu is

seeking Phd Students (1-2) to work on geometric measure theory, fractal

geometry or dynamical systems as a member of a research group which is a

part of The Finnish Centre of Excellence in Analysis and Dynamics Research.

The research of the group is concentrated on geometric properties of sets

and measures using techniques from modern analysis, probability theory and

dynamics. The research environment is highly international.

The salary is based on the teaching and research personnel pay scale

levels 1-3, depending on the competence of the candidate. The personal

work performance level is valuated separately. At the beginning, the salary

will be approximately 2100 euros per month.

The appointments are for up to four years. There will be a trail period of

four months. The positions are available immediately for suitably qualied

candidates. An application letter and a CV should be sent by December 31,

2011 by e-mail to ville.suomala@oulu.fi or by regular mail:

Ville Suomala

Department of Mathematical Sciences

P. O. Box 3000

90014 University of Oulu

Finland

For further information, please contact Senior research fellow Ville Suomala

(ville.suomala@oulu.fi) or Professor Maarit Jarvenpaa

(maarit.jarvenpaa@oulu.fi)

https://utvle.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/grad_student.pdf

PhD position in the project “Nonlinear eigenproblems for high-dimensional data analysis”Organization:

Saarland University, Saarbruecken, Germany

Email:

setzer@mia.uni-saarland.de

Job Description:

A PhD studentship is available at the Department of Mathematics and Computer science, Saarland University, Germany.

We are seeking a qualified PhD student for the project “Nonlinear eigenproblems for high-dimensional data analysis” funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

Project overview:

The computation of eigenvectors and eigenvalues in the linear eigenproblem

is well studied and a large portfolio of methods taking into account different

kinds of structure of the corresponding matrices exists.

However, a large number of problems in machine learning and statistics and other domains

can naturally be formulated as nonlinear eigenproblems. In order to use the rich

structure of nonlinear eigenproblems in applications, similar to the ease of linear

eigenproblems, the goal of this research project is the development of a general framework

for the computation of nonlinear eigenvectors and the application of this framework

for different problems in data analysis.

We are looking for a motivated student with a master/diploma in mathematics, computer science or physics.

A strong analytic background as well as programming skills (C/Matlab) are required.

In particular, knowledge in at least one of the following fields is mandatory: convex optimization, functional analysis, machine learning/statistics.

The duration of the project will be 3 years with a salary of 75% TV-L E13.

The deadline for application is September 30, 2011.

Please send your application (preferably per email) to

Prof. Dr. Matthias Hein

Machine Learning Group

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Campus E 1.1

66041 Saarbruecken, Germany

E-mail: hein@cs.uni-sb.de

or

Dr. Simon Setzer

Mathematical Image Analysis Group

Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Campus E 1.1

66041 Saarbruecken, Germany

E-mail: setzer@mia.uni-saarland.de

PhD Studentship in Computerised Image Analysis with Focus on Quantitative Microscopy, Uppsala University, SwedenThe Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The Department has about 200 employees, including 80 senior faculty and 80 PhD students. More than 3000 students are enrolled in one or more courses annually. More info: http://www.it.uu.se

The Center for Image Analysis has a long tradition of interdisciplinary research and graduate education in computerized image analysis and scientific visualization. Focus is on image processing as such, but also on developing better methods, algorithms and systems for applications within primarily biomedicine and forestry. More info: http://www.cb.uu.se

The Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) aims to explain the molecular basis for human complex disease by applying novel technologies to well characterized biomedical samples with the mission to identify genetic risk factors, biomarkers, and molecular mechanisms in human diseases. SciLifeLab in Uppsala builds on and extends existing research strengths in Uppsala, where molecular bioscience has long been in focus. Visualization of proteins, cells, tissues, and model-system phenotypes is absolutely essential in life science, and the Uppsala BioVis platform provides state-of-the-art equipment which, combined with technological and biological expertise, offers preconditions for world-leading research. More info: http://www.scilifelab.uu.se

Description of the subject area:

This PhD position will be part of a cross-disciplinary program effort within SciLifeLab with focus on image analysis and quantitative microscopy. Together with senior researchers the candidate will explore new challenges in high-content/high-throughput image analysis and develop innovative solutions in the field. Typical challenges are developing robust and efficient methods for image segmentation and quantification of biological signals.

Qualifications required:

The candidate should have a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Molecular Biotechnology, or equivalent, in a field which is relevant for the work. It counts as a merit to have a good background in digital image processing as well as biotechnology/biomedicine. Research experience and high grades are considered as an advantage. The position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching). You will be expected to teach in Swedish or English. Excellent skills in spoken and written English are an absolute requirement. As this position involves close collaboration with scientists from the biomedical field, a background and strong interest in biology and medicine is highly valued.

Application Deadline : 05 September 2011http://www.personalavd.uu.se/ledigaplatser/2022dorand_eng.html

PhD research fellowship in Geometric Numerical IntegrationOrganization:

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim

Email:

elenac@math.ntnu.no

Job Description:

This PhD fellowship will consider topics in Geometric integration and

control theory for nonholonomic mechanical systems.

The project is related to activities of the Special Interest Group in

motion control by geometric computational and modeling methods at the

Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical

Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology

(NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.

For further information about the research topics see:

http://wiki.math.ntnu.no/genuin/sig_geometric_control

Applications should be submitted electronically through

http://www.jobbnorge.no/. The position id is 76027.

The complete description for the position can be found at

http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=76027

Please contact Professor Brynjulf Owren; bryn@math.ntnu.no or

Professor Elena Celledoni; elenac@math.ntnu.no, for further details.

Job Categories:

Graduate student fellowships

Deadline for Application:

Jul 11 2011PhD Position in Applied Mathematics at ETH ZürichOrganization:

ETH Zürich, Seminar for Applied Mathematics

Email:

pgrohs@math.ethz.ch

Job Description:

PhD Position in Applied Mathematics at ETH Zurich

Adaptive Discretizations of Linear Parametric Transport Equations

Parametric linear transport equations are a class of hyperbolic PDEs

stated on a 5-7 dimensional phase space. Their scope of applicability

ranges from nuclear physics to heat transfer, climate modeling, geodesy and

biology.

Due to the high dimensionality, as well as for other reasons, their efficient

numerical solution is extremely challenging.

This project is concerned with the development, implementation and theoretical

analysis of novel numerical discretization methods for such equations.

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary according to the

standards of ETH Zurich as well as the opportunity to work in a stimulating

environment at the Seminar for Applied Mathematics. The project is embedded

in international activities and international collaborations are possible

and encouraged.

The projected duration will be

approximately 3 years. The position is financed by the funds allocated to my

group as Assistant Professor at ETH Zurich starting in October 2011.

Willingness to participate

in teaching is expected. Prerequisites are a familiarity with (or willingness

to learn) FE- and wavelet methods for PDEs and Applied Harmonic Analysis,

as well

as proficiency with MATLAB and C++.

Formally required are a

MSc degree in Applied Mathematics (or similar degree)

and the eligibility to work in Switzerland.

Please submit your CV, together with a motivation letter, a description

of research interests and letter(s) of recommendation electronically to

pgrohs@math.ethz.ch.

For further contact details and information regarding my research, please consult

my homepage.

Philipp Grohs, Zurich, June 2011.

Job Categories:

Universities and colleges

Deadline for Application:

Dec 31 2011

http://www.math.ethz.ch/~pgrohs/files/ausschreibung.pdf

One AQUA Post-Doc Position (1+2 Years) and one AQUA PhD Scholarship: Statistical Forecasting of Probabilistic PropertiesProject title

Statistical Forecasting of Probabilistic Properties

Research topic

Quality attributes such as performance, reliability, availability, safety, and security have a probabilistic nature, and are important for almost all software development projects and specifically for projects related to automotive, avionic and medical systems. However, it is hard constructing a system that fulfils requirements regarding these quality attributes. Consequently, also quality control at system runtime is required. Due to the probabilistic nature of these quality attributes this project aims to use statistical monitoring and forecasting techniques (e.g. time series analysis) as a novel quality control instrument for critical system components.As a result the project will contribute to the longterm vision to provide fundamental research results to establish specific efficient statistical techniques also in the area of software engineering.

Your Benefits

Basically, the benefits can be summarised as follows:

You will work on real-world research problems. (There will always be opportunities to cooperate with major software and systems engineering companies.)

You will be trained in all skills that are required to successfully finish you research project. Our goal is to help you develop the skills, connections, and opportunities required, that ensure a successful postgraduate career.

You will create research outputs at the highest standards. In today’s world, it is not only enough to be good, students must be great and competitive compared to other graduate students. Please have a look at our own research outputs.

You will get optimal and continuous supervision. My goal is to give you strong support on your research from a technical side. However, we also try to help my students to develop their personal skills. If you like to know more about my supervision style, we can provide contact details of recently graduated students as reference.

You study in a friendly and cooperative environment.

We require

We are interested in a post doctoral research (1+2 Years) and a PhD student who has a good academic record (first class honours or equivalent with marks above 80%) with background in one or more of the following areas:

statistics

probabilistic logics and probabilistic verification

probabilistic model checking

quality attributes such as performance, reliability, availability, safety, and security

software engineering (in the areas of embedded systems, robotics, etc. )

software architectures and architecture evaluation

formal methods in system design

Since this project involves working with other Researcher, PhD students and industrial partner, communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are especially required.

The Post doc position is available initially for 1 year with a possible extension for up to 3 years in total, starting on August 1, 2011 (or soon after). There is no teaching load. Applicants for thepostdoc position should have recently obtained or expect to receive a PhD. The PhD scholarship carries a value of 20,000+EURO p.a. The selection process will be competitive. If you are interested in the research project, please provide the following information via email to aqua-career [“a-t”]cs.uni-kl.de (please use the following header for you email “PostGradApplication_Statistical_Forecasting_YourName” or “PostDocApplication_Statistical_Forecasting_YourName” respectively):

detailed curriculum vitae

short statement about you skills related to the area of research

an (electronic) copy of undergraduate and postgraduate transcripts (first class honours or equivalent with marks above 80% or GPA 3.50/4) and the PhD thesis for the post doc application

evidence of English proficiency for non-native English speaker (officially required is an IELTS of 6.5 with no band below 6.0, practically scores above 7.0 are preferred).

http://aqua.informatik.uni-kl.de/jobs/forecast/

PhD position in (numerical) linear algebra / computational geometry / combinatoricsOrganization:

Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics, University of Amsterdam

Email:

J.H.Brandts@uva.nl

Job Description:

The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) provided funding to hire a PhD student with strong background in linear algebra and programming who is interested in computational aspects of geometry and combinatorics. The title of the project is

Nonobtuse and Acute Simplices and Triangulations

The starting date is negotiable but no later than September 1, 2011. The duration of the project is four years. The candidate is required to perform some teaching tasks in the Bachelor of the Mathematics studies at the University of Amsterdam. For more information, visit

Homepage Jan Brandts (Project’s Principal Investigator)

Job Categories:

Graduate student fellowships

Deadline for Application:Jul 1 2011

1 PhD thesis position in AlgebraOrganization:

University of Vienna

Email:

michael.dorninger@univie.ac.at

Job Description:

Applications are invited for 1 PhD thesis position in

Geometric group theory.

Research keywords: Gromov’s hyperbolic groups, relatively and lacunary hyperbolic groups,

residually finite groups, coarse amenability and coarse embeddings, random groups, sofic and

hyperlinear groups.

Positions are available initially for 1 year with a possible extension for up to 3 years in total,

starting on October 1, 2011 (or soon after). There is no teaching load. Applicants for the

postdoc position should have recently obtained or expect to receive a PhD in mathematics,

and should demonstrate excellent potential in research and teaching in Geometric group

theory.

Applications (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, a research plan, names of

references with their e-mail addresses) must be sent by email in PDF format to

goulnara.arzhantseva@univie.ac.at by July 3, 2011.

Please note that due to the large number of applications we usually receive, only shortlisted

candidates will be contacted.

Deadline for Application:Jul 3 2011