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Research Engineer in Discrete Mathematics

Institutionen för matematik och matematisk statistik




  • Typ av anställning Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Omfattning 100%
  • Ort Umeå

The department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is seeking to employ a research engineer in extremal combinatorics and/or discrete probability. Last application date is 2018-03-02.

Duties and responsibilities

You will work with Dr. Klas Markström as part of a project on extremal combinatorics financed by  ESSENCE.  In particular you will assist with programing of flag algebraic methods for extremal problems in combinatorics.

Skills and qualifications

Applicants must hold at minimum a master’s degree in mathematics or equivalent. A strong background in discrete mathematics, as well as excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English and the ability to work with others are required. Documented experience of work on the theory of flag algebrais as well as practical experience  of implementing programs for flag algebraic computation are rerquired.

Terms of employment

The position is full-time for 12 months, with a starting date to be agreed on by the successful applicant and the department.

How to apply

You should apply via our online recruitment system by 2018-03-02 at the latest. You may log in and apply via the link at the bottom of this page.

Your application should contain:

  • A cover letter (maximum 2 pages) describing yourself, your mathematical background and the research areas, tools and techniques in discrete mathematics that you are familiar with. You may also briefly describe your current research projects.
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV), including a list of publications and preprints.
  • Copies of (at most 5) publications, preprints or thesis chapters illustrating scientific skills and competence relevant to the position.
  • Contact details of at most two reference persons who are familiar with your work and/or qualifications.


For more information about the position, please contact Docent Klas Markström., (+46)907869721 or Head of Department Robert Johansson, (+46)90786 93 65, Robert

Research at the Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics is conducted within mathematics, mathematical statistics, mathematics education and computational mathematics. Important cooperation partners include the Umeå Institute of Technology, the biological, forestry and medical departments, Umeå School of Business and Economics, the University Hospital, and industry. We provide education at all levels with a particular focus on engineering and civil engineering programs. For more information, see


Klas Markström, Docent

(+46) 090-7869721,

Robert Johansson, Head of Department

(+46) 090-7869365,

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-249-18

Union representative


(+46) 090-786 53 65


(+46) 090-786 54 31


(+46) 090-786 52 96