Diary id: PAR 2020/152
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Department of Mathematical Sciences
Apply by: 2020-03-06
At the Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics we conduct research at a high international level in areas such as Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, Computational mathematics, Optimization, Mathematical statistics, Kinetic theory. More information about our research groups is available on the website http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/research/research-groups/
The Department of Mathematical science has an international environment with frequent exchanges with other universities around the world. The department provides a friendly, creative, and supportive atmosphere with a steady flow of international guests. At the division there are many committed teachers with extensive and broad experience of all aspects of higher education. Together with the Divisions of Algebra and Geometry and Analysis and Probability we form the academic part of the department of Mathematical Sciences, which is a joint department of Chalmers and the University of Gothenburg, and one of the largest in mathematics in the Nordic countries with a faculty core of about 80. More information about us is available on the website , http://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/math/. Our department continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all our activities. We work actively to be a parent-friendly organization.
The announced PhD position, which is located at the Division of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, is supervised by Professor Larisa Beilina and partially funded by a grant from the Swedish Research Council.
The research project is performed in an international and highly collaborative multidisciplinary environment. One of the main purposes of the project is the development of a non-local numerical method for solving the coefficient inverse problem for Maxwell’s equations with the goal of reconstructing the spatially distributed dielectric permittivity and the conductivity functions from scattered boundary measurements of the electrical field. Furthermore the developed methods are implemented in the software package WavES (www.waves24.com).
The work is highly interdisciplinary with close collaboration with a number of research and experimental groups in areas of applied mathematics and computational electromagnetics including Aix-Marseille University and Fresnel Institute, Marseille.
You will work in a highly dynamic research environment at the interface between mathematics and computational electromagnetics. Mathematical analysis and computational experiments will be closely integrated into most of the work.
The successful candidate will contribute to the development of an adaptive finite element method in parallel infrastructure for the solution of the direct and Coefficient Inverse Problems (CIPs) for time-dependent Maxwell equations in C++/PETSc. The main focus in the project will be on development of new versions of domain decomposition finite element/finite difference methods implemented in the existing software package WavES (www.waves24.com) for the specific problem of this project. You are expected to independently develop new ideas and drive collaborations with experimentalists.
The project will offer you training in a wide range of front-line computational methods for solution of electromagnetic coefficient inverse problems. Together with the course programme at the research school in applied mathematics this training will prepare you for a range of academic as well private and public sector carrier opportunities. Postgraduate education consists in four years of full-time studies and leads to a PhD.
The total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time postgraduate education and may be extended after institutional service by a maximum of 20% in accordance with HF 5, section 5, section 7, doctoral student employment.
Applicants for the position should hold a Master degree in Computer Science, Applied Physics, Applied Mathematics, or equivalent, awarded by an internationally recognized university-level institution, or hold a 4-year bachelor’s degree, or expect to complete that degree by the start of the employment.
The candidate should have understanding of the theory of ill-posed problems with theoretical and computational skills, should be familiar with the theory and applications of numerical analysis and mathematical physics, PDEs. It is preferable if the candidate will have experience in object-oriented programming in C++/PETSc using MPI.
Candidates should have excellent communications skills, strong self-organizing skills and ability to work within an interdisciplinary setting. Fluency in English is expected.
Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for education on a doctoral level are given in SFS 1998:80.
A new employment as a PhD student applies for a maximum of one year. The employment may be prolonged for up to two years at a time. The total employment period may not be longer than the equivalent of four years of full time doctoral studies but could be prolonged if departmental duties has been carried out for maximum 20%.
Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 4 years full time
Extent: 100 %
First day of employment: August 15, 2020
University applies a local salary agreement of graduate students.
For further information regarding the position
Annika Lang, Head of Unit, +46 31 772 5356, firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Larisa Beilina, +46 31 772 3567, email@example.com
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives
How to apply
Submit the following documents:
- Application letter (max 2 pages) where you introduce yourself and clearly relate your background and interests to the the solution of coefficient inverse problems
- Detailed curriculum vitae
- Electronic copies of your master and bachelor transcripts
- Names of at least two reference persons
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Closing date: March 6, 2020
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Post expires on Friday March 6th, 2020