KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering

We are looking for highly motivated doctoral students that will join our efforts in devising future approaches for edge computing and wireless networking. The research direction associated with these positions generally considers novel real-time applications with closed-loop characteristics, where highly responsive edge computing infrastructures are of interest. In this context, the doctoral students will conduct theoretical and experimental research with respect to devising and optimizing novel algorithms, architectures and protocols. While theoretical insights are of interest, in this effort we mainly strive for experimental results. Apart from the core topics edge computing and wireless networking, the successful candidates will also get in touch with different applications like closed-loop control, as well as human-in-the-loop applications like augmented reality.

The doctoral students will be hosted by the department of Information Science and Engineering. The department consists of 8 faculty members, researchers and doctoral students who contribute to a high professional standard of intensive work and quality results, as well as to a friendly and open environment. The staff has a multicultural background and the working language is English. The department is internationally well established, has many research collaborations with excellent partners worldwide, and is involved in several European and national projects. The excellent research environment at the department promotes creativity and allows a lot of flexibility so that people can work in a way that fits best to them. The work commitment is very high and the cooperative setting creates a positive sense of belonging.   

What we offer

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal-oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach
  • analyse and work with complex issues and
  • ability to professionally communicate in English in technical discussions, presentations as well as in written documents (research papers).

The applicant should have a degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering, and a strong background in one or multiple fields: wireless networking, edge computing, operating systems, algorithm design, optimization, performance modeling, prototyping, experimental research.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment April 1st 2019
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2018-2858
Contact
  • James Gross, Associate Professor, james.gross@ee.kth.se , +4687908819
  • Anna Mård, HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Published 06.Dec.2018
Last application date 18.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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