Two PhD student positions at the Division of Systems and Control Uppsala University, Department of Information Technology Sweden

Up to two PhD student positions at the Division of Systems and Control

Sort on published: 2018-02-08


Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.


The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. The Department currently has about 280 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. More info:


Duties/Project description: The Division of Systems and Control is active in machine learning, automatic control, signal processing, and system identification. The research topics will be centered around statistical machine learning and/or probabilistic modelling of dynamical systems, including the development and analysis of models and/or computational learning methods.

The exact research topic will be determined in a dialogue between the PhD student and the supervisors. Information about our research is available from this popular scientific description and at the group web site: position is for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20 % (typically teaching).


Requirements: A PhD position at the Division requires a Master of Science or equivalent in a field that is relevant to the topic of the PhD thesis, good communication skills and excellent study results, as well as sufficient proficiency in oral and written English. Experience in machine learning or computational statistics is valued.


Application: The application should include a statement (at most 2 pages) of the applicant’s motivation for applying for this position, including the candidate’s qualifications and research interests, and evidence of self-motivation and constructive teamwork. The application should also include a CV; degrees and grades (translated to English or Swedish); a copy of the Master’s thesis (or a draft thereof), publications, and other relevant documents. References with contact information and up to two letters of recommendation may be provided. Applications may be submitted by candidates that have not fully completed the Master of Science degree (or equivalent), however all applicants should state the earliest feasible starting date of employment.


Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines


Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.


Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: As soon as possible, temporary position ending in maximum five years.


Type of position: Full time position.


For further information about the position please contact Prof. Thomas Schön ( and Dr Fredrik Lindsten (


Please submit your application by April 11, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/507.


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Placement: Department of Information Technology


Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months


Pay: Fixed salary


Number of positions: 2


Working hours: 100 %


Town: Uppsala


County: Uppsala län


Country: Sweden


Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/507


Last application date: 2018-04-11

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