PhD Student Position in Computer Science
Uppsala University Department of Information Technology

PhD student position in Computer Science

Published: 2019-12-10

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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 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: Optimization is a subject in Mathematics and Computer Science with a wide range of applications. In particular, developing and using optimization concepts and methods are of high relevance to resource management in complex and large-scale systems, such as communication and transportation networks. The overall objective of the project is to develop and apply mathematical optimization models and methods for resource and network optimization for the fifth generation (5G) mobile networks as well as for new systems beyond 5G.

The work will be carried out in the Division of Computing Science. The position is fully paid for a maximum of five years and includes departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (mainly teaching) as well as coursework. You will be expected to teach in English or Swedish.

Requirements: The candidate should have, or is expected to receive in a near future, a Master of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Mathematics, Electronic Engineering, or equivalent, preferably with a strong background in optimization basics. The candidate is expected to be well-skilled with computer programming. Good knowledge of written and spoken English is a requirement for the position.

Additional qualifications: Experience with using optimization solvers is a plus.

Applications: The application should include a description of yourself, your research interests, reasons for applying for this particular PhD position and past experience (max. 3 pages), a CV, copies of relevant university degrees and transcripts, relevant publications, a copy of your MSc thesis (or a summary in case the thesis is ongoing) and other relevant documents. Candidates are encouraged to provide up to 3 letters of recommendation and contact information to reference persons. We would also like to know your earliest possible date for starting.

For more information about PhD studies at the department see

Rules governing PhD students 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 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Di Yuan,

Please submit your application by 10 February 2020, UFV-PA 2019/4476.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.

Placement: Department of Information Technology

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

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/4476

Last application date: 2020-02-10

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