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.

We are looking for a PhD student in Infrainformatics with focus Rescue and Response Systems

Your work assignments
Volunteers are increasingly seen as societal resources, in Sweden and internationally, including emergency management, first response and crisis management. You will be a part of the research programme “Effective Response at the Future Incident Site” which is carried out at the Center for Advanced Research in Emergency Response (CARER), an inter-disciplinary research environment at LiU  ( The specific focus for the Ph.D. project is how to use volunteers as first responders at the incident site, including organizational development, systems development, design/prototyping and evaluation of IT-support for volunteers.

You will have some flexibility in designing your own Ph. D. project and are at the same time expected to collaborate with other researchers at the department and in CARER. You can have a background in, for example, systems development, information systems, organizational/business development, communication and transport systems, cognitive science or computer science. The Ph. D. project will involve both qualitative and quantitative research methods, so knowledge from both qualitative and quantitative methods is meriting. Knowledge of the application domain emergency and crisis response is meriting but not necessary. As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your workplace
The position is placed in the Mobile Telecommunications Group within the Division of Communications and Transport Systems, Science and Technology Department.

Your qualifications
You have graduated at Master’s level in e.g. systems development/systems science, cognitive science, communication and transport systems, or computer science, or completed advanced courses of least 60 ECTS, whereof 30 ECTS has to be a thesis. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

Applicants are expected to have very good English skills, orally and in writing. Basic abilities in reading and understanding Swedish are also required.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and suitability.

Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at.

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date
September 2021 or by agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

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 6 August 2021.

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

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within the Department 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

Sofie Pilemalm


+46 734 61 31 31

Martina Klefbeck

HR partner