Karlstads universitet / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Karlstad University, Sweden, has two openings for post-doctoral research fellows in the field of computer networking. The positions are full time, two year positions. The starting dates for the positions are by mutual agreement within the time span November 1, 2016 and March 1, 2017.

The post-doctoral fellows will work in the framework of the EU H2020 project MONROE (Measuring Mobile Broadband Networks in Europe), and partly also within the nationally funded project HITS (High Quality Networked Services in a Mobile World).  

MONROE proposes to design, build and operate an open, European-scale, and flexible platform with multi-homing capabilities to run experiments on operational 3G/4G Mobile Broadband (MBB) networks. Key MBB performance parameters affecting user experience will be identified, thus enabling accurate, realistic and meaningful monitoring and assessment of the performance of MBB networks. New innovative services and applications will be developed and their performance in MBB networks evaluated.

HITS is a joint research project with industry spanning several areas, with industrial partners providing large amounts of data from operational networks. Work in HITS include managing, aggregating and analyzing this data to evaluate parameters and network conditions affecting end-user performance, and devising novel mechanisms to improve performance and network functionality.

For these posts, we are looking for two strongly motivated individuals that will research and evaluate novel transport and network solutions that allow optimizing communication in order to improve end user experience. 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.


To be eligible for the positions, applicants are required to hold a PhD in Computer Science with a specialization in Computer Networking or have corresponding qualifications. The candidate must have completed the degree no more than three years before the last date for applications, unless special grounds exist. Good oral and written communication skills in English are required.

Assessment grounds

In the assessment procedure, emphasis will be given to the applicant's scientific experience in relation to the projects in which the applicant is expected to work. Knowledge or experience in some of the areas of transport protocol design, mobility management, mobile broadband systems and performance modeling and analysis is an advantage. Experience with tools for testing and evaluation of communication protocols and good programming skills (C, Linux kernel coding, Python) are highly desirable.

Strong motivation and the ability to work independently as well as to collaborate with other researchers are important characteristics. Experience from participating in national and international research projects with partners from academia and industry is an advantage.

The application should include:

  • Personal letter describing the applicant and her/his research interests in relation to the announced position
  • A detailed CV
  • List of published works
  • Copies of relevant diplomas, certificates and recommendation letters
  • Contact information of at least two reference persons

Application should be submitted electronically via the Karlstad University web-based recruitment tool, MyNetwork with uploaded attachments. Documents that cannot be sent electronically, should be sent to: Karlstads universitet, Registrator, 651 88 KARLSTAD, state ref.no REK2016/161.

Application deadline: 2016-10-31

We look forward to your application!

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 2
Working hours .
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2016/161
  • Professor Anna Brunstrom,, anna.brunstrom@kau.se / 46(0)54-700 1795
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 46(0)54-700 1714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 46(0)54-700 1434
  • Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 46(0)54-700 1404
Published 20.Sep.2016
Last application date 31.Oct.2016 11:59 PM CET

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