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PhD Students in Microdata Analysis

  • Yrkesroll

    Universitets- och högskoleadjunkt

  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tillsvidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    28 oktober

  • Sök jobbet senast

    31 januari

Om jobbet

Dalarna University offers research and education in Microdata Analysis and has some 1000 students on the bachelor and master levels, and 15 PhD students on the PhD program in Microdata Analysis. The faculty amounts to 50 researchers/teachers. Dalarna University is now enrolling new students to the PhD program in Microdata Analysis. The position as PhD student is full time, including a maximum of 20 % departmental work. The position is for a licentiate degree with a possible extension to doctoral degree.

Microdata Analysis is a multidisciplinary field targeted at developing information for decision making at all levels. It involves collection, modeling, compilation and interpretation of large data sets, together with underlying algorithms, methods and techniques. Microdata Analysis at Dalarna University is foremost applied to health, transport, infrastructure, education, urban planning, energy systems and industry. The PhD program gives broad general knowledge and attractive specialist competence in Business Intelligence, Business Analytics and Data Science opening opportunities for both an academic career and work in e.g. research institutes, management or consulting. The program is suited for applicants with a degree at the second-cycle level in disciplines such as computer science, data science, business/economics, engineering, information technology, operations research or statistics.

Information about the Microdata Analysis PhD program is presented at:

Prospective candidates are also encouraged to follow the log on Researchgate that offers day-to-day information:


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

General requirements

1. a degree at advanced level
2. has completed course totaling at least 240 credits, including a minimum of 60 credits at advanced level, or
3. can demonstrate acquisition of equivalent skills in another way, either in or out of the country

Specific requirements

Specific requirements for admission require a candidate to have passed at least five of the following courses (or equivalent):

Database Systems, Data Analysis and Statistics, Artificial Intelligence, Programming, Mathematics, Economics, Optimisation Techniques or Probability Theory and Decision 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.


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 has a stable personality. 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.

The university will conduct a qualitative evaluation of candidates so that the candidate with the best chances for success in terms of the requirements of the position is the one selected.

The position

The PhD position is a full time employment and time-limited in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (HF 5 chapter), with start in April 2020. Initially the employment applies to a licentiate degree, with the possibility of an extension to a doctoral degree. Dalarna University has two campuses. The successful candidate will have an office in Borlänge and will on occasion be required to work in Falun.

Additional information

Dalarna University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities. We value the qualities that diversity adds to the business, and we use skills-based methodology throughout the recruitment process.

Salary in accordance to the PhD fixed salary scale of Dalarna University.

Application documents

Application shall include: CV, copies of examination certificates and grades master thesis (or draft if not complete) and two references.

For questions about the application please contact

Final Date of Application

Submit your application on our website no later than 2020-01-31.

In case of disagreement between the English and the Swedish version of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

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By working at Dalarna University, you can help create opportunities so that everyone can attain a higher education. Regionally and globally, we create open pathways to knowledge for a good society. We work to ensure our programmes and courses remain of relevance and of high quality, while our research is conducted in close collaboration with external partners. We have 800 staff members and 15 000 students, as well as a great many collaborative partners. Do you want to effect change in the world with us?