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PhD research student in Microdata Analysis

  • Ort


  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Deltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    7 december

  • Sök jobbet senast

    15 januari

Om jobbet

Call for Applicants – Early Stage Researcher (PhD) Position available within the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018 project “Realising the Transition to the Circular Economy (ReTraCE)”

The successful applicant will undertake world-leading research as an Early Stage Researcher (ESR) funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “ReTraCE” – Realising the Transition towards the Circular Economy” ( within the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Commission. The Early Stage Researcher will be enrolled within PhD programme in Microdata Analysis.

PhD position is time-limited in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (HF 5 chapter), it is a full time employment with start date May 1st, 2019 or as agreed. Location will be at the Faculty of Data and Information Sciences at Dalarna University, Borlänge Campus.

The knowledge area

Dalarna University offers research and education linked to the research profile Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis amounting to some 60 researchers and PhD students.

Microdata Analysis is a multidisciplinary field involving collection, modeling, compilation, and interpretation of large data sets, together with underlying algorithms, methods, and techniques, as well as its application to decision making. Microdata Analysis at Dalarna University is predominately applied to transport, infrastructure, retail, tourism, energy systems and industry. The PhD programme gives broad general knowledge and attractive specialist competence in Business intelligence and Business analytics, opening opportunities for both an academic career and work in e.g. research institutes, management or consulting. The programme is suited for applicants with a degree at the second-cycle level in disciplines such as computer science, informatics, geography, economics, engineering or statistics.

PhD programme

Information about Microdata Analysis programme is presented at:


To be admitted to the programme of doctoral study in Microdata Analysis, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

General requirements

  • A degree at advanced level
  • Has completed course totalling at least 240 credits, including a minimum of 60 credits at advanced level, or
  • Can demonstrate acquisition of equivalent skills in another way, either in or out of the country.

Specific requirements

  • MSc in Economics, Statistics, Operational Research, Computer Science or related topics.
  • The candidate is required to have completed an empirically-focused MSc thesis/dissertation and have a good command of at least five of the following subjects (or equivalent):Database systems, Data Analysis and Statistics, Introduction to artificial neural networks, Introduction to object oriented programming, Mathematics, Microeconomics, Optimization Techniques and probability theory.
Applications from candidates who do not presently fill the qualifications, but will do so at the starting day of employment, will be taken into consideration.

At the time of appointment, you must not have resided or carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Sweden for more than 12 months in the past 3 years.


The assessment of candidates is largely based on the quality of their master thesis. We also value if the applicant is self-guided, structured and stable. The selection is also based on problem-solving analytical skills and ability to set and work toward high goals. As doctoral studies will be performed within a research group good interpersonal skills are also required.

Selection of applicants will be made after qualitative overall assessment of their abilities to fulfill the duties in the employment.

Additional information

The successful candidate will receive salary according to the Swedish system for PhD student salary.
For the position in general, terms are according to the provisions under the Higher Education Ordinance, chapter 5.

Application shall include:

Copies of examination certificates and grades
Master thesis (or draft of it if not complete)
Contact details of two persons we can contact for a reference

We look forward to receiving your application, at the latest 2019-01-15.

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Dr. Roger G. Nyberg, Faculty Director, Data and Information Sciences

+46 (0)23-77 88 73

Dr. Catia Cialani, Project Leader