Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

At the Department of Science and Technology, at the university’s Norrköping campus, we provide education and conduct research in physics and electronics, communications/logistics and media- and information technology. The department is recognised for its work in fields including logistics, visualisation and organic electronics. We combine academic excellence with fruitful collaboration with the Community.

Hereby advertises a position as

PhD student in Infrainformatics with concentration in Quantitative Logistics
formally based at the Department of Science and Technology, Campus Norrköping. 

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

You will be working on design and analysis of algorithms for geometric optimization problems. The topics include but are not limited to motion planning, coverage and packing, network connectivity and other areas. Depending on the student's skills, the designed algorithms will be either analyzed from the theoretical perspective or implemented in practice and tested on real-world data. 

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

You should have a master's degree or equivalent and a strong background in one of the following areas: math (especially discrete math), optimization (especially IP), algorithms (in particular, asymptotic worst-case analysis), programming, software development (especially architecture and customized solutions), probability and statistics. In your application, please specify your experience in the areas. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and suitability.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A doctoral student may not be employed during a period exceeding eight years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of four years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement/.

The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 15 November 2020.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within ITN are men which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person

Valentin Polishchuk


+46 (11)-363365

Martina Klefbeck

HR partner