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!

The Department of Computer and Information Science was founded in 1983 but its roots go back to the early 1970s. It is one of the largest computer science departments in northern Europe.

Our research covers a broad spectrum of fields, from core to applied computer sciences. Its vast scope also benefits our undergraduate and graduate programmes, and we now teach courses in several engineering programmes at bachelor’s and master’s levels, as well as the programmes in statistics, cognitive science and innovative programming.

Hereby advertises up to two (2) positions as
PhD student in Computer Science within CUGS Research School
formally based at the Department of Computer and Information Science

CUGS research School:
The scientific scope of CUGS includes central parts of the core computer science (sv. datalogi) and computer engineering (sv. datorsystem). In this regard, CUGS puts an emphasis on programming languages, algorithms, software engineering, also including related areas of autonomous systems, real-time systems, embedded systems, knowledge-based systems and artificial intelligence.

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. A PhD student is limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.
Project descriptions for announced positions:

PhD Position in Embedded Systems Design
PhD position in Verification

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

The general eligibility requirement for admission to third-cycle studies is a completed Master’s degree, or completion of course requirements of at least 240 ECTS – within subjects relevant to announced projects.

In addition, CUGS requires:
- relevant courses and excellent grades in project related topics
- a solid knowledge of English, both in spoken and written form as well as understanding
- experience in independent project work as well as ability to work in a team

Earlier research experience, e.g. as part of Masters’ studies, will be considered as a merit.

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 March 8, 2021.

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

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within the Department of Computer and Information Scienceare 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 persons

Nahid Shahmehri

Professor Emerita / CUGS coordinator

Anne Moe

Coordinator for Graduate Research Administration

Sandra Malmström