PhD Studentship, Dept. of Mathematics


Applications are invited for a PhD studentship to work on a mathematical modelling project that also involves significant amounts of numerical computation. The underlying research investigates certain industrial processes whose solutions exhibit layers. In collaboration with Professors Martin Stynes and Grigory Shishkin the project will develop mathematical models whose numerical solutions require novel state-of-the-art techniques.

The successful applicant will have – or expects to be awarded shortly – a good undergraduate degree (or Masters) in applied mathematics or a related numerate discipline. S/he will have a strong interest in modelling and in the numerical solution of differential equations. 

The project is funded by the Mathematics Applications Consortium for Science andIndustry (MACSI) which is supported by the Science Foundation Ireland Mathematics Initiative. The studentship includes an annual salary of €18,000, plus Ph.D. fees at UCC/NUIC, and there is additional generous support for travel. 

The studentship will commence in Autumn 2007 and is tenable initially for 18 months, with an additional 18 months dependent upon a successful progress review.  

Applications by email to Professor Martin Stynes (, who can also be contacted via email or phone (+353-21-4902539) for informal enquiries and further information.

Applications must include:

  • CV, including clear statements regarding the quality of your examination grades and your competence in spoken and written English;
  • Covering letter describing your interest in this position;
  • Names of 3 academic referees, together with the positions they hold and their email and postal addresses.

Closing date:  Friday, 6 July 2007


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