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KTH Royal Institute of Technology
School of Engineering Sciences, Department of Mathematics
Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
10044 Stockholm, Sweden

Ph.D students in mathematics

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

At the division of Mathematics, there are lively research groups in a number of areas, for example Algebra and geometry, Combinatorics, Complex analysis, Differential geometry and general relativity, Dynamical systems, Harmonic analysis, Mathematical physics, Number theory, Numerical analysis, Partial differential equations, and Spectral theory. More information can be found at At the moment, there are about 20 graduate students at the division.

The doctoral student positions primarily involve graduate level studies with the goal of a doctoral degree. Also some departmental duties are included, mainly teaching basic level courses. General information on doctoral studies at KTH can be found at, information about the graduate program in mathematics can be found at

Applications within the areas listed below are welcome. For further details, please contact the corresponding advisor. Applications in other areas may also be considered; inquiries may be directed to the head of the Ph.D. program, Tilman Bauer. 

Analytic number theory and additive combinatorics (advisor: Lilian Matthiesen,,

The employment is for a maximum of five years. Up to 20% departmental duties are included in the employment.


A university degree with an emphasis on mathematics (240 credit points) is a necessary qualification, with a master's thesis (or equivalent) preferably in the subject of mathematics. In addition to traditional academic merits, a degree project or master's thesis relevant for the specialization, international experience, and language skills are regarded as merits.

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

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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: Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement

Number of positions: 6

Working hours: 100%

City: Stockholm

County: Stockholms län

Country: Sweden

Reference number: S-2017-2154

  • Tilman Bauer, Head of Ph.D. programme, +46 8 790 74 17,
  • Katharina Maria Radermacher, Ph.D. student repr, +46 8 790 64 88,
  • Mattias Dahl, Head of division, +46 8 790 65 88,

Published: http://07.Dec.2017

Last application date: http://15.Jan.2018 11:59 PM CET

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Application Instructions

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, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

The application must contain the following documents in PDF format (no zip-files):                                                

  • Statement of professional interest.
  • CV
  • Transcripts from university/university college.
  • Example of technical writing, e. g., master’s thesis, essay, course report or scientific paper.

Furthermore, the applicant should ask for at least two letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Include S-2017-2154 in the subject line.

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Contact Person
Dr. Tilman Bauer