PhD position in Mathematics (Partial Differential Equations)
University of Bergen, Department of Mathematics

The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognised research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at six faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across a wide range of disciplines.


PhD position in Mathematics (Partial Differential Equations)


There is a vacancy for a PhD position in Mathematics (Partial Differential Equations) at the Department of Mathematics available from September 2018. The position is for a fixed term period of  four years and is associated with  the project “Nonlinear dispersive equations” funded by Bergen forskningsstiftelse (BFS) and the University of Bergen.


About the project/work tasks:

This research project aims at expanding our knowledge of dynamic properties of solutions to nonlinear dispersive evolution equations arising in mathematical physics (e.g. in fluid mechanics). The position as research fellow is intended to give promising candidates the opportunity to pursue advanced research leading to a doctoral degree in Analysis and PDE.


Qualifications and personal qualities:

  • Applicants must hold a master's degree or equivalent in Mathematics, master students may also apply provided they complete their final master exam no later than 31 August 2018. It is a condition of employment that the master's degree has been awarded.
  • Experience from mathematical analysis and partial differential equations is an advantage.

  • Applicants must be able to work independently and in a structured manner, and demonstrate good collaborative skills.

  • Applicants must be proficient in both written and oral English.

Personal and relational qualities will be emphasized. Ambitions and potential will also count when evaluating the candidates.


About the PhD position

The duration of the PhD position is 4 years, of which 25 per cent of the time each year comprises required duties associated with research, teaching and dissemination of results.


The employment period may be reduced if you have previously been employed in a PhD position.


About the research training

As a PhD candidate, you must participate in an approved educational programme for a PhD degree within a period of 3 years. A final plan for the implementation of the research training must be approved by the faculty within three months after you have commenced in the position. It is a condition that you satisfy the enrolment requirements for the PhD programme at the University of Bergen.


We can offer:

  • A good and professionally challenging working environment.
  • Salary at pay grade 50 (Code 1017/Pay range 20, alternative 8) in the state salary scale. This constitutes a gross annual salary of NOK 436 900. Further promotions are made according to length of service in the position.

  • Enrolment in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

  • A position in an inclusive workplace (IW).

  • Good welfare benefits.

  Your application must include:

  • A brief account of the applicant's research interests and motivation for applying for the position.
  • The names and contact information for two referees. One of these should be the main advisor for the master's thesis or equivalent thesis.

  • CV

  • Transcripts and diplomas showing completion of the bachelor's and master's degrees

  • If you have not yet completed your master`s degree, please submit a statement from your institution confirming the expected date of award of your master`s degree. Your master`s degree must be documented with transcripts and/or diploma, alternatively a confirmation from your institution on completed degree and your grade, by 31 August 2018.

  • A list of any works of a scientific nature (publication list).

  • Any publications in your name.

The application and appendices with certified translations into English or a Scandinavian language must be uploaded at Jobbnorge.


General information

For further details about the position, please contact Researcher Didier Pilod, Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, email: .


The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. Age and gender balance among employees is therefore a goal. It is also a goal to recruit people with immigrant backgrounds. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.


We encourage women to apply. If multiple applicants have approximately equivalent qualifications, the rules pertaining to moderate gender quotas shall apply.


The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.


Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.


Further information about the employment process can be found here.

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