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PhD student in Computer Science

  • Ort


  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    28 juni

  • Sök jobbet senast

    30 augusti

Om jobbet

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 15 000 students read courses and study programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2019-08-30
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

The KKS-funded project “FIESTA-Federated Choreography of an Integrated Embedded Systems Software Architecture” is announcing a PhD student position in design and analysis of time-sensitive networks for industrial systems.

Industrial communications is a key technology in various domains, such as industrial automation and process automation, mainly due to not only facilitating control systems but also monitoring and analyzing manufacturing machineries. The current situation in many industrial domains is that industrial communications contain a mixture of fieldbuses, Ethernet-based networks and wireless sensor solutions. In a recent effort to support high-bandwidth low-latency industrial communications, the IEEE TSN task group has developed a set of standards, which became promising solutions because of the features such as real-time support with various traffic shapers, resource reservation support and clock synchronization.

As part of FIESTA, one central goal is to develop new techniques and solutions to manage the network complexity in industrial settings, according to the IEEE TSN standards. In this context, the PhD student will focus on the challenges related to extracting industrial requirements for design, analysis, deployment and execution of automation networks based on TSN, specifically considering legacy components. The student will work closely with the project team of more 10 members, including researchers from Mälardalen University and practitioners from the industrial partners. The student is also expected to work independently.


Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. For futher information see Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100).

To qualify as a PhD student, you should have a master's level degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, or equivalent. Prior knowledge about embedded systems, real-time systems, real-time networks, and modeling and timing analysis of these systems is considered a merit. Additional knowledge in applied mathematics and development of switched Ethernet-based systems is also considered as merit.

The position requires a strong motivation for research, good verbal and written communication skills in English. Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization. 


Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Thomas Nolte, Professor

Mohammad Ashjaei, Dr

Michaël Le Duc, Facklig representant SACO

021-10 14 02

Susanne Meijer, Facklig representant OFR

021-10 14 89