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PhD position in Applied Mathematics, Denmark


The Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU would like to invite applications for a 3-year PhD position, starting December 1, 2016. The position is financed by NTNU and is part of the joint doctoral degree program together with the Technical University of Denmark (DTU). The candidate is required to spend at least one year in total at each of the institutions.

Information about the department
The PhD fellow will be part of the Department of Mathematical Sciences at NTNU ( 

Job description
In this project, we will study iterative methods for the solution of inverse problems with an emphasis on methods applicable to multiphysics tomography. In particular, we want to develop an improved understanding concerning the relationship between certain types of iterative methods and non-linear parabolic PDEs. The goal of the thesis is to use this knowledge for developing and analyzing algorithms that are better suited for tackling the specific needs required for the reconstruction of medical images.

The applicant must have a MSc (or equivalent) in applied mathematics, computational sciences, engineering, or equivalent academic qualifications. Preference will be given to candidates who can document background in applied functional analysis.

The successful candidate must satisfy the requirement for entering the PhD-programme both at NTNU and DTU. See for information about the PhD-programme at NTNU. The regulations for PhD programmes at NTNU state that a Master’s degree or equivalent with at least 5 years of studies and an average grade of A or B within a scale of A-E for passing grades (A best) for the two last years of the MSc is required and C or higher of the BSc. For the requirements for the PhD-programme at DTU, see

Candidates from universities outside Norway are kindly requested to send a Diploma Supplement or a similar document, which describes in detail the study and grade system and the rights for further studies associated with the obtained degree:

The position requires spoken and written fluency in the English language. Applicants from non-English-speaking countries outside Europe must document English skills by an approved test. Approved tests are TOEFL, IELTS and Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE).

Terms of employment
The appointment of the PhD fellows will be made according to Norwegian guidelines for universities and university colleges and to the general regulations regarding university employees. Applicants must agree to participate in organized doctoral study programs within the period of the appointment and have to be qualified for the PhD-study.

The position adhere to the Norwegian Government’s policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. NTNU wishes to increase the number of women in its workforce, and female candidates are therefore encouraged to apply.  

The position as PhD follows code 1017. Normally the position is remunerated with a gross salary of NOK 432 700 per annum. Two per cent of the salary will be deducted as an obligatory premium to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund.

For further information, please contact Markus Grasmair,, or Kim Knudsen,

The application
Applications with CV, certificates from both Bachelor and Master, possible publications and other scientific works, copies of transcripts, (copies of documentation on English language proficiency test) and reference letters should be submitted.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 20 October 2016

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