PhD Position in Information Technology Communication, Sweden

Publish Date: Jul 05, 2016

Deadline: Sep 30, 2016

About the university

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

The Department of Information Technology currently has about 290 employees, including 30 professors, 85 academic teachers/researchers and 115 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year.

Description of the subject area

The topic for the PhD position is communication infrastructures for smart and digitized products. Internet-of-Things and future products will consist of a physical part, a wired/wireless connectivity part complemented with product intelligence parts in the Cloud. The physical part could include mechanical components, sensors and actuators, as well as an on-board computer. The infrastructure part must provide secure, reliable and energy efficient communication between these parts. The PhD student will do research into authentication and access control for digitized products and how the communication system should maintain data consistency between parts. The research is part of a larger project on “Future factories in the Cloud. The PhD student will be hosted by the Communication Research Group.


The candidate will be employed by the Department of Information Technology at Uppsala University. The position is 100% paid for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (mainly teaching).


The candidate should have, or is expected to receive in a near future, a Master of Science or equivalent in a field that is relevant to the research topic of the position. The candidate must have a strong background in computer science or computer engineering including skills in programming, good communication skills and excellent study results, as well as sufficient proficiency in oral and written English. Prior knowledge of Swedish is not required.

Application requierements

Applications must include a brief statement in English of research interests, qualifications for the position and the earliest feasible starting date. The applications must include a CV, copies and translations (into English or Swedish) of diplomas and undergraduate transcripts (when available), the MSc thesis (or the current draft thereof, if it is unfinished), three reference persons (with contact information) and other relevant documents. Actual reference letters must not be included, as it is us who will contact referees, if needed.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.

Pay: Local guidelines for salary placement are used.

Starting: As soon as possible.

Type of employment: Temporary position

Working hours: 100 %

You are welcome to submit your application no later than September 30, UFV-PA 2016/2262

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