PhD student in Embedded computing for IoT systems

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Mittuniversitetet, The Department of Electronics Design

Mid Sweden University is a place where people meet, find inspiration and think innovatively. Our campuses are situated in Sundsvall and Östersund, and we offer a wide range of courses and education, both on-campus and distance education. Our good relations with society ensure well-supported research and education, not least in the region.

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,

The research center STC (Sensible Things that Communicate, visit for more information) has a position open for PhD students in the SMART project – Smart systems and services. The research will be carried out in collaboration with industrial partners in a larger Project integrating technology challenges of smart systems within the fields of smart systems and services in the application areas of smart cities, large area surveillance and efficient production.

Job description: The position focuses on embedded computing architectures for sensor systems. Emphasis will be on developing computer architectures, computing strategies and evaluating these by combining challenges such as low power consumption, energy communication, cost, and complexity. 

For more information, please contact Prof. Mattias O’Nils ( 

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

In addition to the formal qualifications, the selection will also be based on other work (i.e. thesis work), courses and applicant interviews. Prior experience in design and programming of embedded systems and configurable computational platforms are considered an advantage. Personal qualities like teamwork skills, spirit of initiative, and suitability for PhD 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. 

Terms of employment: The post graduate position is intended to be an employment equivalent to two years of full-time research studies and aims to lead to a Licentiate degree. The appointment may be extended to a doctor’s degree, provided that additional funding is obtained. Starting date is determined after selection.  

Location: Sundsvall 

Salary: In accordance with the salary recommendations for PhD students.

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

Application: The application must include CV, transcripts from prior courses and programmes, and a statement describing your research interest.

Please submit your application through our recruitment system by May 05, 2017.

We look forward to your application!


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
    enligt ök
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    Västernorrlands län
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  • Reference number
    MIUN 2017/661
  • Contact
    Claes Mattsson Avdelningschef, +46 (0)10 142 84 98
  • Union representative
    Lollo Ljuslin, Fackförbundet ST/TCO, 010-142 79 14
    Ummis Jonsson, SACO, 010-142 88 09
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