PhD students in Electronics, Sound characterization based on deep learning

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Faculty of Science, Technology and Media

The Department of Electronics Design is situated at Campus Sundsvall. In addition to its research activities, it offers courses and programmes in the subjects Electronics, Electrical engineering and Sound production. The research of the department is conducted at the research centre STC (Sensible Things that Communicate,

Position description:
The position focuses on studying machine learning (Deep learning) for sound characterization. Emphasis will be on evaluating and developing sound recognition methods. Additionally, study methods for efficient implementation of the deep learning methods.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Jan Lundgren (

Entry requirements:
To meet the basic entry requirements for doctoral programmes applicants must have a second-cycle degree or have completed studies for at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or have equivalent qualifications. Specific eligibility requires at least 90 credits in electrical engineering, computer engineering or subjects closely related to them or in some other way in Sweden or abroad has acquired largely equivalent knowledge.

Selection criteria:
Apart from the formal competence the selection will also be based on other work (i.e thesis work), courses and on interviews of the applicant. Prior experience in signal processing of sound, use of deep learning algorithm tools design and programming of embedded systems is seen as an advantage.  Personal qualities like teamwork skills, spirit of initiative, and suitability for Ph.D studies will be weighted together with the formal subject knowledge. A short description of the applicants’ visions and goals should be included in the application.

The post graduate employment is intended to be an employment equivalent to two years fulltime research studies and aims to lead to a Licentiate degree. The appointment may be extended up to the doctorate degree, provided that additional funding is obtained. Starting date is determined after selection.

Place of work: Sundsvall

Salary: Given by Mid Sweden University regulated salary for PhD students.

Further information is available from Claes Mattson,, phone, +46 (0)60 14 84 98, cellular, +46 (0)70 28 35 685 and professor Mattias O’Nils More information can also be found on STC’s homepage

The application must include CV, transcripts from your prior degree program(s), a statement describing your research interest.

Welcome with your application through our recruitment system at latest 31 of January 2019.

Mid Sweden University works actively for equal opportunities and strives to embrace the qualities that diversity and equality bring to the organization.

  • Type of employment
    Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • Contract type
    Full time
  • First day of employment
    Starting date is determined after selection
  • Salary
    regulated salary for PhD students
  • Number of positions
  • Working hours
  • City
  • County
    Västernorrlands län
  • Country
  • Reference number
    MIUN 2018/2415
  • Union representative
    Per Bergman, Fackförbundet ST, 010-142 83 71
    Lars P Nilsson SACO, 010-142 88 32
  • Published
  • Last application date

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