Karlstad University / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science

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A fully funded PhD position is available within the Software Engineering Research Group (SERG) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Karlstad University. Research within SERG is focused on methods for measuring and assuring software quality and for efficient software evolution and modernisation.

The PhD research project will be thematically placed in the context of software engineering methods for digital welfare and healthcare. It may, for example, target the development and evaluation of methods for designing and implementing high-quality digital solutions for welfare and healthcare services and for assessing their quality, or the development of novel and innovative digital solutions for the welfare and healthcare sector.

The recruited candidate is expected to have an excellent documented education in, or knowledge of, software engineering methods and concepts, in particular in software design and software quality. Documented knowledge of empirical software engineering methods is expected as well as very good programming skills. Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English is expected as well as the willingness and ability to interact with local stakeholders from the welfare and healthcare domain. Experience with the digitalization in the welfare and healthcare sector or in other domains, or the knowledge of relevant technologies and concepts such as Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Machine Learning, Big Data, etc., will be considered an advantage.

The candidate is expected to work independently, as well as in teams, enthusiastically advancing the technology frontline. A majority of the work will be within the Region Värmland funded multidisciplinary project DigitalWell Research/DigitalWell Arena (www.digitalwell.eu), and the candidate is also expected to collaborate with researchers from other scientific disciplines, the public and private sectors, and industrial partners. It is therefore desirable that the candidate is able to perform well in collaborative work and has experience of working in projects. Proficiency in spoken and written Swedish is an advantage.

Eligible for this position are candidates that meet the general admission requirements as well as the specific admission requirements and be judged to have the ability otherwise required to pursue the programme successfully.

A person who has earned a master’s degree of at least 240 ECTS credits of which at least 60 ECTS credits are earned for studies at master’s level, or who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge, has general eligibility for admission.

A person with a Master’s degree (60 credits) in computer science, a Master’s degree (120 credits) in computer science or a Master of Science degree in computer technology has special eligibility for admission to doctoral studies in computer science. A person who in some other way in the country or abroad has acquired equivalent qualifications also has special eligibility.

After admission to the PhD-education, an employment as "doktorand" will be offered, see Higher Education Ordinance 5 Chap.

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, Varbi, 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 position.
  • CV
  • Relevant diplomas and a list of attended courses with grades and dates
  • Copies of publications or proofs of other achievements if applicable

Non-electronic documents (state registration number REK 2019/107) can be sent to:

Karlstad University
Faculty of Health, Science and Technology
Att: Åsa Ivansson
651 88 Karlstad

Associate Professor Sebastian Herold, sebastian.herold@kau.se, +46(0)54-700 2104

Application deadline: 23 May, 2019

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment Spring 2019
Salary According to local agreement
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2019/107
  • Associate professor Sebastian Herold, sebastian.herold@kau.se, +46 (0)54-700 2104
Union representative
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, +46 (0)54-700 1434
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, +46 (0)54-700 1714
Published 02.May.2019
Last application date 23.May.2019 11:59 PM CEST

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