Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with industries such as LKAB, Ericsson, Boliden, ABB, Epiroc and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.8 billion per year. We currently have 1 770 employees and 17 200 students.

We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research. Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit.

Current research in Signal Processing takes place in the areas of measurement technology and wireless communications, in close cooperation with industry. In our research we seek to understand how to infer information from measurement data and how to reliably convey such information from one place or time to another. To strengthen our research in the field of non-destructive testing and material characterization, we are now looking for a PhD student.

Creaternity is an interdisciplinary research initiative to achieve the transition to a sustainable society. Creaternity Graduate School spans over many research subjects at Luleå University of Technology to create a holistic view in order to tackle the sustainability challenges. The Graduate School includes courses and other activities that will provide doctoral students with knowledge and tools to determine how the earth’s resources could be used and reused in the best way. 

Subject description 
The subject includes signal processing with emphasis on development and optimization of algorithms for processing single and multi-dimensional signals that are closely related to applications and applied research. 

Project description 
Additive manufacturing (AM, 3D printing) is a relatively new technology that enables the manufacture of complex and tailored products for an unlimited number of applications. One of the main challenges is the lack of non-destructive techniques for characterization of the AM components. The goal of this project is to develop methods based on ultrasound technology and modern machine learning algorithms for the determination of material characteristics, currently quantified by destructive mechanical testing. The project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration with the research group in Materials Science. 

We are looking for an ambitious and creative colleague who wants to contribute to cutting edge research in signal processing oriented towards the above profile area(s). The position as PhD candidate provides ample opportunity for interaction with industry, participation in academic conferences and experience from scientific publishing. 

A PhD student is primarily responsible for pursuing a doctoral education program with the goal to successfully defend a doctoral dissertation. The full-time position may include departmental service (usually teaching) with a volume of up to 20% of full-time work. 

You are eligible according to the specifications in Section 39 of Chapter 7 of the Higher Education Ordinance, and you have an M.Sc. degree in Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related areas, with a specialization in signal processing, ultrasonic measurement technology, mathematics, or similar. Experience in material science is also desired. You have a strong interest and preferably experience in our above profile research area and communication and working in a group comes naturally. 

For further information about a specific subject see;  General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

Further information 
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. 

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Johan Carlson, +46 920 492517, 

Union representatives:  SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529 och OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 920-49 1792 

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence. 

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. 

Reference number: 714-2021 
Last day of application: April 30, 2021