PhD student position in Computer Science within CUGS Research School


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We are looking for up to four (4) PhD students in Computer Science within CUGS Research School formally based at the Department of Computer and Information Science

Your work assignments

As a PhD 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.

The projects descriptions for the announced positions:

Your qualifications

You hold a Master’s degree in computer science, computer engineering, or you have completed courses with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be advanced courses in core computer science. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

In addition, CUGS requires:

- a solid knowledge of English, in spoken and written form as well as understanding

- experience in independent project work as well as the ability to work in a team

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

Your workplace

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. 

Read more at The Department of Computer and Information Science.

The described projects are part of ongoing research activities driven at one of the divisions at the department. In addition to pursuing research, each division is also responsible for undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

The 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 Doctoral studies at Linköping University

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 by agreement.


Salary and employment benefits

The salary of PhD 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 reach Linköping University no later than March 4, 2024.

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

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody's equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Nahid Shahmehri

Professor and CUGS Chair

Sofie Bondesson


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