Karlstad University / Faculty of Health, Science and Technology / Department of Mathematics and Computer Science


The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology is seeking a research engineer to be placed at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. 

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, which consists of the two research subjects Mathematics and Computer Science, has around 90 employees. Computer Science is one of Karlstad University's prioritized research environments and focuses on data networks and distributed systems, data security, and software quality. 

Research is rapidly developing and is carried out in close collaboration with international, national, and regional actors in both academia and industry. Among other things, we are working with external partners to run a measurement platform for 5G/Starlink and building a test environment for future flexible and programmable communication networks (6G). Therefore, we need someone who has good knowledge of both hardware and software and is interested in working with cutting-edge technology in research. 


The duties consist of technical development, support and assistance in building and maintaining data technical test beds, actively contributing to research through software development and support in data analysis and measurements, as well as participating in the daily work of operation, maintenance, and development of the IT environment within computer science. The work is carried out independently but in collaboration with a local support group. The position also includes collaboration with other parts of the university and the surrounding community, and it is therefore important that the person who may be suitable for the position has a good ability to collaborate with other groups. 

To contribute to a good working environment and the development of operations, you are present and participate in the daily work and community. 

Common tasks include:

  • Program and system development for research and educational projects
  • Participation in data analysis and measurements in collaboration with researchers
  • Setup of test beds (system design, installation, configuration, integration), including for mobile data communication and artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML)
  • Administration of Linux systems
  • System documentation
  • Management of virtual machines
  • Management of networks and firewalls
  • Information storage and data processing 


Eligible for the position is someone who has a PhD in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or IT or equivalent. Furthermore, the applicant must have good knowledge and experience of program development and system administration in Linux.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is international, and English is often the language used. Therefore, it is important that the applicant is proficient in English, both in speech and writing, for the position.

Assessment Criteria

Great emphasis is placed on research experience and practical knowledge and skills in some of the areas of data communication, mobile broadband 5G/O-RAN, data security, data storage, data analysis, AI/ML, virtualization (VMware, Docker, Kubernetes), Jupytherhub, Linux, kernel development and computer hardware. 

Great emphasis is placed on the personal qualities of the applicant, such as collaboration skills, ability to establish good relationships and ability to take initiative. 

Good knowledge of the Swedish language in speech and writing is also considered meritorious. 


The position is a permanent full-time employment. The start date is June 1, 2023 or by agreement. A trial period may be applied.


Karlstad University values the qualities that equal gender distribution and diversity bring to the operations. We therefore welcome applicants of all genders and with different backgrounds, functionality, and life experience.


The application is made through the university's web-based recruitment tool Varbi.

As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement, that any documents in a language other than Swedish and English are translated, and that your competence is documented in a way that allows for a factual, qualitative assessment. The complete application should be submitted by the end of the application deadline. An incomplete application may result in your competence not being assessed in all respects.

The application should include:

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • Documented description of qualifications in relation to the position's content.
  • Copies of grades, certificates, and degrees.
  • Two references, of which at least one is from a previous or current manager.

All documents that you wish to be part of your application should be attached to the digital application. Name each uploaded document so that its contents are clearly stated.

Application deadline: August 27, 2023.

Welcome with your application!

Karlstad University has made a selection for this recruitment and therefore requests that contact with advertising sellers and recruitment service sellers be avoided.

Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 230601
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Karlstad
County Värmlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number REK2023/96
  • Stefan Alfredsson, +46547001668
Union representative
  • Thomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-7001714
  • Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-7001434
Published 28.Apr.2023
Last application date 27.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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