PhD Student in Software Engineering


Ref BTH 3.1.2-0473-2019

We are one of Sweden’s most distinctly profiled institutes of technology, with a focus on IT and innovation for a sustainable future. A key word at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is closeness – close cooperation with industry and society, and closeness to our students and to our management.
Our closeness to the sea is also very apparent at both campuses, as well as being a comfortable bike ride away from the city and residential areas. BTH stands for quality and new approaches and strives to be recognised as an open, exciting and creative higher education institution.
We develop new knowledge through our research, which often takes place in collaboration with wider society and with a specific application in mind. The research contributes to a sustainable future, through directly through our research results as well as indirectly, through our PhD graduates and research-based undergraduate studies. To reach our goals, we need motivated and committed staff who are provided with the conditions to deliver research and education of the highest quality. Work environment and equal opportunities are consistently on the agenda and we strive for continuous improvements. Does this sound like your future?

 About the Department of Software Engineering

Work description:
The position comprises empirical research in the software reuse area, focusing on improving the internal reuse and its alignment with agile practices. The research includes both the use and reuse of open source as well as the application of inner source as a means for company internal reuse.

Our tradition of close cooperation with industry means that we particularly value an interest in and experience from evaluation and improvement work in or in collaboration with industry.

Rules and benefits for PhD students in Sweden apply to this position. The doctoral student will have an individual study plan in software engineering. The position includes other services, up to 20%, e.g., teaching at basic and advanced level.

To be employed as a PhD student, admission to postgraduate studies is required. Qualified for entry to third-cycle education is she/he who has taken a second-cycle qualification in the fields of engineering or mathematics-sciences or who in some other way has acquired knowledge to be able to profit by the third-cycle studies of the subject.

Meriting qualifications:

  • Master or Master of Science degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent.
  • Professional experience in software development
  • Proficiency in written and oral communication in English.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in teams.

Employment level:
100 %.

To be agreed

Temporary, for up to 4 years of research time. The position may contain up to 20% other service (e.g., teaching), in which case the duration can be extended to a maximum of 5 years.

Application instructions:
Please submit your application,  by August 30, 2019 at the latest.

The application shall include the following:

  1. A cover sheet that clearly points out in which area(s) you are applying.
  2. A letter of interest, including a statement of your background and your knowledge and experience in the area(s) you are applying for.
  3. A CV.
  4. Certified copies of grades and diplomas.
  5. Contact information for 2 references.
  6. The earliest date you can start to work.
  7. An appendix with current publications (if applicable).
  8. A link to your thesis (latest/highest degree).

Contact person

Michael Mattsson

Professor, prefekt


Mikael Åsman

Universitetsadjunkt, facklig representant (SACO)


Carina Petersson

Antagningshandläggare, facklig representant (OFR)


Read the job description at the university homepage


Post expires on Friday August 30th, 2019