Phd/doctoral Karlstad, Sweden Apply
Karlstad University
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Universitetsgatan 2
65188 Karlstad

The doctoral student will conduct research on coupled parabolic systems posed in thin heterogeneous domains. The evolution equations are arising from the modeling of reaction-diffusion processes through selective membranes. Typical research questions will refer to the multiscale mathematical modeling (including homogenization), weak-solvability analysis and numerical simulation of such systems when periodically-placed obstacles are affecting the dynamics. The obtained results are expected to contribute to  the development of a well-posedness and computability theory of reaction, diffusion and flow through heterogeneous thin layers. The working topic is imbedded in the VR, Swedish Research Council, funded project: “Homogenization and dimension reduction of thin heterogeneous layers”.


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Application Instructions

General as well as specific entry requirements have to be met for admittance to doctoral-level studies. General entry requirements are fulfilled by a person who has earned a master’s degree and at least 240 ECTS credits of which at least 60 credits. are studies at master’s level, or who in some other way in Sweden or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge.

Specific entry requirements to the doctoral programme in Mathematics are fulfilled by a person who has earned a master’s degree (of 60 or 120 ECTS cr.) in Mathematics with specialisation in a relevant area, or who hold a master’s degree with equivalent specialisation in Mathematics, or who in some other way in Sweden or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge.

Selection of the doctoral student from eligible applicants is based on their assessed ability to complete doctoral studies successfully.

Selection is based on applicants’ earlier study results and special weight is given to the quality of independent research or investigative projects done as part of their earlier studies, and in particular to such projects completed at master’s level and in the proposed research specialisation.

For further information on research and the doctoral programme in Mathematics at Karlstad University, see

The application should include:
- an application letter in which applicants describe their research interests in relation to the advertised doctoral position,
- CV,
- relevant course certificates and transcripts,
- copy of master’s thesis or equivalent,
- copies of publications or certificates of other qualifications, if applicable,
- letters of recommendation or the contact details of at least two references.

The application should include well-documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for documenting qualifications in a way that allows for an objective and qualitative assessment of candidates. More information is available in the document “Application Guidelines” on our homepage.

The application is submitted electronically via the university’s web-based recruitment system Varbi. All documents and publications should be attached to the electronic publication (do not provide links only) and should be submitted before the deadline.

Non-electronic documents (state registration number REK 2019/22) can be sent to: Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology, Att: Åsa Ivansson, 651 88 Karlstad, Sweden.

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Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months

Contract typeFull time

First day of employmentBy agreement

SalaryAccording to local agreement

Number of positions1

Working hours100%


CountyVärmlands län


Reference numberREK2019/22


Union representative

  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, + (0)54 700 1434
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, + (0)54 700 1714

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Prof. Adrian Muntean