Karlstad University / Faculty of Health, Science and Technology

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members.

Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff.

A fully funded PhD position is available within the Distributed Systems and Communications (DISCO) Group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Karlstad University.  Research within DISCO is focused on development of transport and application layer protocols, cross-layer interactions, networking techniques for low latency Internet communication and the design of future wireless access and backhaul systems, including Software Defined Networking (SDN).

The position is focused on transport and network solutions that can optimize communication within cellular (LTE/5G) and wireless networks, to allow both new and improved services over the Internet. The work is to be conducted in a collaborative and energetic research group with strong track records in transport layer protocols, low latency communication, mobile broadband performance and network measurements.

It is expected that the candidate performs research in the given area through a combination of experimentation, simulations and/or analytical modeling. Knowledge or experience in areas such as cellular and wireless networks, resource allocation, transport layer protocols, and performance modeling and evaluation is therefore desirable. Excellent programming skills as well as good oral and written communication skills in English are required.

The candidate should be able to work independently, as well as in a team; and be enthusiastic about pushing the state-of-the-art. Collaboration with academic and industry partners through national/international research projects is expected.

Eligible for this position are candidates with a University degree of 240 ECTS, from which at least 60 ECTS were awarded for courses at advanced level and have a Master’s degree or the Swedish Magister or Civilingenjör Degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering, or equivalent. Eligible are also those candidates who have achieved corresponding degrees or knowledge in Sweden or abroad.

The position is limited to 4 years, but can be prolonged for up to one more year, if the PhD student also takes over other research, teaching or administrative tasks besides her/his PhD research. Those tasks should not exceed 20% of the time of a full-time position. The earliest date for filling the position is December 1, 2016.

Admission is based on individual assessment of the candidates’ abilities to successfully pass the research education.

Applications should be submitted electronically via the Karlstad University web-based recruitment tool, Mynetwork, with uploaded attachments.

The application should include the following items:

  • Cover letter describing the applicant and her/his research interests in relation to the announced positions.
  • CV
  • Relevant diplomas and a list of attended courses with grades and dates
  • Copies of publications or proofs of other achievements if applicable
  • Reference letters or contact information of at least two reference persons

Non-electronic documents (state registration number REK 2016/159) can be addressed to:
Karlstad University
Faculty of Health, Science and Technology
Att. Åsa Ivansson
651 88 Karlstad

Professor Anna Brunstrom, anna.brunstrom@kau.se, 46(0)54-700 1795

Application deadline: 2016-10-31

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Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2016/159
  • Anna Brunstrom, professor, anna.brunstrom@kau.se, +46 (0)54 700 1795
Union representative
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714
Published 20.Sep.2016
Last application date 31.Oct.2016 11:59 PM CET

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