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Doctoral student in computer science: Digital health

Malmo

Ref REK 2022/178

About Malmö University

Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Faculty

The Faculty of Technology and Society conducts education and research focusing on technology and natural sciences at two departments: Computer Science and Media Technology and Materials Science and Applied Mathematics. The faculty collaborates with companies and other organisations in order to raise the level of competence, create new products, develop activities and offer students an early connection to their future working life. Our research collaborations and staff from many different countries give our activities an international profile.

Department

The Department of Computer Science and Media Technology offers research-linked education at first-cycle, second-cycle and doctoral levels. The department conducts research in computer science, information systems, software engineering and media technology. We are interested in research and education areas such as artificial intelligence, digital media, e-health, internet of things and game development.

Department of Computer Science and Media Technology

Work duties

Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research, artistic research and administration, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post (Chapter 5, Section 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

This PhD position will be within the project Intelligent and Trustworthy IoT Systems, specifically focusing on Trustworthy Digital Health Systems. The work will be conducted in collaboration with industry and clinical partners.

Research objectives within Trustworthy Digital Health Systems include:

  • Developing data-driven novel and clinically relevant indicators that represent patients’ health status in free-living conditions.
  • Developing computationally efficient algorithms on mobile and wearable devices for patients and persons at risk to develop health problems.
  • Developing or adapting methods that assess design mechanisms promoting engagement, trust, privacy awareness.
  • Assessing key quality characteristics in embedded, wearable, and mobile applications within digital health.

Your work will be to:

  • Conduct research in the rapidly expanding field of digital health technology, with a focus on gait analysis, fall prediction, and physical capacity tests using mobile phones and wearable devices.
  • Review and analyze relevant scientific and technical literature in the field.
  • Based on current research and state-of-the-art technology, develop novel approaches to collect and analyze data from patients. Programming languages include embedded systems programming languages such as C or MicroPython, data analysis frameworks such as R, Matlab or Python, as well as web technologies such as JavaScript and HTML.
  • Employ signal processing and machine learning techniques to extract meaningful information from raw sensor inputs.
  • Implement functionality that promotes engagement, trust, and privacy awareness.
  • Systematically test developed solutions in lab and with patients to validate your research.
  • Engage with national and international research collaborators.
  • Present research results in scientific publications and specialized events.

The research studies will be carried out within the Internet of Things and People research center (mau.se/iotap). In addition to the research, it is expected that 20% of the position is devoted to teaching at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology.

Qualifications

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships (Chapter 5, Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance). Preparation of admission to postgraduate education and employment as a doctoral student take place in parallel. Those who have basic eligibility for admission will have:

  • passed a degree at advanced level, or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS, of which 60 ECTS at advanced level, or
  • in some other way, in- or outside Sweden, have acquired equivalent knowledge (HEO Chapter 7 section 39)

Special eligibility is accorded to those who:

  • have knowledge and skills equivalent to a second-cycle degree in computer science or in another subject that has relevance for computer science, or
  • have acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in or outside Sweden
  • are proficient in English to the extent required for conducting postgraduate studies in computer science

Selection criteria

Selection among applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements shall be made with regard to their capacity to assimilate the education (HEO Chapter 7 Section 41).

When selecting between applicants for vacant positions, the ability to complete postgraduate education is assessed (HEO Chapter 7 Section 5).

The following general criteria will be used.

  • Subject competence
  • Scientific quality in previous work
  • Methodological and scientific maturity
  • Communication and collaborative skills

The following specific criteria will be used:

  • Experience with embedded systems development
  • Experience with signal processing
  • Experience with machine learning
  • Experience with web technologies or mobile applications
  • Experience with user experience and interaction design
  • Experience with software development using different programming languages

Further information

Head of department, Bengt J Nilsson, 040-6657244, bengt.nilsson.ts@mau.se

HR-specialist, Rebecka Forslund, 040-665 73 22, rebecka.forslund@mau.se

Main supervisor, Dario Salvi, 040-665 82 72, dario.salvi@mau.se

Project manager and assistant supervisor, Carl Magnus Olsson, 040-665 75 02, carl.magnus.olsson@mau.se

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

Application

You may apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the advertisement, and that it is provided to the University no later than 2022-08-15. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the University can read what is written in the application. If the application is not written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages, the applicant is responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

The application must include:

  • Completed application form for admission to Research Education https://mau.app.box.com/s/xe74zorhnlfmst7ejy65440r77f0n2l6
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diplomas, transcript of records and other certificates relevant for the position
  • A brief research plan presenting the focus of research and a thesis concept, and how this relates to the specific post (max 4 pages). The research plan must contain an overall purpose, questions that the project intends to answer, an account of the methodological approach, a description of material collection and type of research material and an account of the theoretical framework
  • Independent work at advanced level (including master thesis or equivalent)

Miscellaneous

Preparation of admission to postgraduate education and employment as a doctoral student take place in parallel. Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships (Chapter 5, Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

The doctoral studentship is a fixed-term position comprising four years of full-time studies, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 7.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies salary setting for doctoral students in accordance with a local agreement on salary setting for doctoral students.

Start date

2023-01-01

Union representatives

SACO-S Mats Syde, mats.syde@mau.se

OFR/ST Bodil Sterner, bodil.sterner@mau.se

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

You apply no later than 15/08/2022 by clicking the apply button.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Doctoral student in media and communication

Malmo

Ref REK 2022/200

About Malmö University

Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Faculty

The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes three departments: the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. The Faculty conducts doctoral studies in the following subjects: Global Politics, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Media and Communication Studies and Urban Studies. The Faculty hosts two of the university’s five research centres.

Read more about the Faculty of Culture and Society here.

Department

The School of Arts and Communication (K3) have around 100 employees and 1,100 students, and we offer interdisciplinary education at first-cycle, second-cycle and third-cycle levels in media, culture and design. Here, scientific and academic theory and methods are combined with artistic and practical elements. In terms of organisation, the department contains three units: Design, Humanities, Language and Cultural Production, and Media and Communication Studies.

Many of our teachers and researchers are active in groups and networks such as Comics Research, Artist Based Research, Nordic Network for Research on Working-Class Literature, Oral History and research programmes such as the Data Society as well as the research platforms Redem, Medea and Collaborative Future making and the Internet of Things and People (IoTaP) research centre. A large part of the teaching and research is carried out together with external partners and stakeholders.

Read more about the School of Arts and Communication here.

Work duties

There are two research subjects at K3: Interaction Design and Media and Communication Studies. This is a position as a doctoral student in Media and Communication Studies.

K3 is looking for candidates who are interested in studying the significance of media and communication for culture and society in general, and everyday life in particular. As a doctoral student in Media and Communication Studies, you are not only expected to carry out your own dissertation project, but also to contribute to the research and knowledge in the field at large. In order for K3 to be able to offer qualified supervision and a good working environment, it is important that your project relates to the research conducted at the department. K3 has a long tradition of interdisciplinary work and welcomes applicants with projects that integrate creative and practice-oriented work with theory-developing and analytical studies. For more information on ongoing research:

The doctoral programme comprises four years of full-time study and concludes with a doctoral degree (240 credits). The programme consists of a course component and a dissertation component. An important part of the doctoral programme itself is to actively participate in and contribute to the research and educational environment. A doctoral student shall primarily devote themselves to their doctoral studies, but may also work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research, artistic research and administration, but not more than 20 per cent of a full-time post (the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Section 2).

A doctoral education in Media and Communication Studies prepares you for a future (career) in academia as a teacher and researcher, and also creates opportunities for qualified work outside academia.  Therefore, K3 offers doctoral students the opportunity to teach. Malmö University also offers courses in teaching and learning as well as Swedish courses through the Centre for Teaching and Learning: https://mau.se/en/about-us/faculties-and-departments/faculty-of-education-and-society/the-centre-for-teaching-and-learning/ 

For more information about doctoral studies in Media and Communication Studies please read the General Study Plan MKV. For more information about being a doctoral student at the Faculty of Culture and Society see the Study Handbook for doctoral Education.

Qualifications

To be admitted to third-cycle (doctoral) studies, the applicant must meet the general and specific entry requirements of the subject in question. Moreover, the applicant must be deemed capable of assimilating the education.

General entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes (the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7 Section 39) have those who:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes have those who:

  • have acquired the knowledge and skills equivalent to a second-cycle degree in Media and Communication Studies or in another subject relevant to the programme, or has the equivalent knowledge acquired within or outside the country.

Selection criteria

Selection among applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements shall be made with regard to their capacity to assimilate the education (the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7 Section 41). The selection process will include evaluation of the written materials, interviews with shortlisted candidates and checking of their recommendations.

General selection criteria

  • independent analysis and approach in previous work
  • problem formulation and precision in previous work and research plans
  • methodological and scholarly maturity
  • communication and cooperation skills

Specific selection criteria

  • The candidate’s ability, in accordance with Chapter 5, Section 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance, to benefit from third-cycle courses and study programmes. To support the evaluation of the feasibility of each research proposal, students are expected to submit previous written material, a well-referenced research plan and, where applicable, a portfolio along with their application form (see below).
  • The candidate’s ability to plan and implement projects within given timeframes.
  • The candidate’s ability to express themselves in English – orally and in writing.
  • The degree to which the proposed research can contribute to the field of research and the collaborative research environment at K3.

Further information

Research and research education related questions: Director of PhD studies at K3, Professor Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, +46 40 6657684, pille.pruulmann.vengerfeldt@mau.se

General information about the department and Malmö University, as well as questions about employment: Head of K3, Annika Olsson, +46 40 6657678, annika.olsson@mau.se

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

Application

You may apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the advertisement, and that it is provided to the University no later than August 22, 2022. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the University can read what is written in the application. If the application is not written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages, the applicant is responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

The application must include:

  • Completed application form for admission to Research Education: Application for admission to doctoral education
  • Curriculum Vitae with up to three recommendations
  • Diplomas, transcript of records and other certificates relevant for the position
  • A brief research plan presenting the focus of research and a thesis concept, and how this relates to the specific post (1000 words +/- 10% ). The research plan must contain an overall purpose, questions that the project intends to answer, an account of the methodological approach, a description of material collection and type of research material and an account of the theoretical framework
  • Independent work at advanced level (including master thesis or equivalent) and published articles or equivalent (up to three works).

Miscellaneous

Preparation of admission to postgraduate education and employment as a doctoral student take place in parallel. Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships (Chapter 5, Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

The doctoral studentship is a fixed-term position comprising four years of full-time studies, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 7.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies salary setting for doctoral students in accordance with a local agreement on salary setting for doctoral students.

Start date

1 February 2023.

Union representatives

Saco-S, Rebecka Johansson, +46 40 6657753, rebecka.johansson@mau.se

OFR, Martin Reissner, +46 40 6657266, martin.reissner@mau.se 

PhD Student Union representative

PhD student coordinator in K3 Roel Roscam Abbing, roel.roscam-abbing@mau.se

Union representative Michel Anderlini, +46 70 0991246 michel-vincent.anderlini@mau.se

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

You apply no later than 22/08/2022 by clicking the apply button.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday August 22nd, 2022

Doctoral student in computer science: Machine Learning

Malmo

Ref REK 2022/182

About Malmö University

Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Faculty

The Faculty of Technology and Society conducts education and research focusing on technology and natural sciences at two departments: Computer Science and Media Technology and Materials Science and Applied Mathematics. The faculty collaborates with companies and other organisations in order to raise the level of competence, create new products, develop activities and offer students an early connection to their future working life. Our research collaborations and staff from many different countries give our activities an international profile.

Department

The Department of Computer Science and Media Technology offers research-linked education at first-cycle, second-cycle and doctoral levels. The department conducts research in computer science, information systems, software engineering and media technology. We are interested in research and education areas such as artificial intelligence, digital media, e-health, internet of things and game development.

Department of Computer Science and Media Technology

Work duties

Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research, artistic research and administration, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post (Chapter 5, Section 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

Participate in the project ”Intelligent and Trustworthy IoT Systems” which aims to better understand how intelligent and trustworthy IoT systems should be designed, especially regarding the use of AI, edge computing, and trust- & privacy-enhancing mechanisms.

This PhD position will focus on (i) the design and application of Deep Learning methods for Computer Vision tasks in the context of smart IoT camera networks and (ii) the development of AI-analytics framework for multi-modal IoT systems. The work will be carried out in a subproject that focuses on context-aware understandability of visual scenes, as well as developing data efficient and interactive learning techniques that put the human-in-the-loop. Additional areas of interest include investigating the synergies between federated learning, edge computing and privacy-preserving mechanisms for sensitive data. The research will be conducted in close collaboration with two of our industry partners.

The research studies will be carried out within the Internet of Things and People research center (mau.se/iotap). In addition to the research, it is expected that 20% of the position is devoted to teaching at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology.

Qualifications

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships (Chapter 5, Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance). Preparation of admission to postgraduate education and employment as a doctoral student take place in parallel. Those who have basic eligibility for admission will have:

  • passed a degree at advanced level, or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS, of which 60 ECTS at advanced level, or
  • in some other way, in- or outside Sweden, have acquired equivalent knowledge (HEO Chapter 7 section 39)

Special eligibility is accorded to those who:

  • have knowledge and skills equivalent to a second-cycle degree in computer science or in another subject that has relevance for computer science, or
  • have acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in or outside Sweden
  • are proficient in English to the extent required for conducting postgraduate studies in computer science

Selection criteria

Selection among applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements shall be made with regard to their capacity to assimilate the education (HEO Chapter 7 Section 41).

When selecting between applicants for vacant positions, the ability to complete postgraduate education is assessed (HEO Chapter 7 Section 5).

The following general criteria will be used.

  • Subject competence
  • Scientific quality in previous work
  • Methodological and scientific maturity
  • Communication and collaborative skills

The following specific criteria will be used:

  • Experience from industrial research and/or development
  • Experience with Deep Learning, Machine Learning and/or Computer Vision
  • Experience with software development (preferably Python)
  • Knowledge of IoT systems

Further information

Head of department, Bengt J Nilsson, 040-6657244, bengt.nilsson.ts@mau.se

HR-specialist, Rebecka Forslund, 040-665 73 22, rebecka.forslund@mau.se

Main supervisor, Paul Davidsson, 040-665 86 18, paul.davidsson@mau.se

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

Application

You may apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the advertisement, and that it is provided to the University no later than 2022-08-15. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the University can read what is written in the application. If the application is not written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages, the applicant is responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

The application must include:

  • Completed application form for admission to Research Education https://mau.app.box.com/s/xe74zorhnlfmst7ejy65440r77f0n2l6
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diplomas, transcript of records and other certificates relevant for the position
  • A brief research plan presenting the focus of research and a thesis concept, and how this relates to the specific post (max 4 pages). The research plan must contain an overall purpose, questions that the project intends to answer, an account of the methodological approach, a description of material collection and type of research material and an account of the theoretical framework
  • Independent work at advanced level (including master thesis or equivalent)

Miscellaneous

Preparation of admission to postgraduate education and employment as a doctoral student take place in parallel. Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships (Chapter 5, Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

The doctoral studentship is a fixed-term position comprising four years of full-time studies, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 7.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies salary setting for doctoral students in accordance with a local agreement on salary setting for doctoral students.

Start date

2023-01-01

Union representatives

SACO-S Mats Syde, mats.syde@mau.se

OFR/ST Bodil Sterner, bodil.sterner@mau.se

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

You apply no later than 15/08/2022 by clicking the apply button.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Doctoral student in computer science: Energy systems

Malmo

Ref REK 2022/179

About Malmö University

Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Faculty

The Faculty of Technology and Society conducts education and research focusing on technology and natural sciences at two departments: Computer Science and Media Technology and Materials Science and Applied Mathematics. The faculty collaborates with companies and other organisations in order to raise the level of competence, create new products, develop activities and offer students an early connection to their future working life. Our research collaborations and staff from many different countries give our activities an international profile.

Department

The Department of Computer Science and Media Technology offers research-linked education at first-cycle, second-cycle and doctoral levels. The department conducts research in computer science, information systems, software engineering and media technology. We are interested in research and education areas such as artificial intelligence, digital media, e-health, internet of things and game development.

Department of Computer Science and Media Technology

Work duties

Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research, artistic research and administration, however, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post (Chapter 5, Section 2 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

Participate in the project ”Intelligent and Trustworthy IoT Systems” which aims to better understand how intelligent and trustworthy IoT systems should be designed, especially regarding the use of AI, edge computing, and trust- & privacy-enhancing mechanisms.

This PhD position will focus on using AI, in particular machine learning (ML), for optimizing hybrid energy systems. Hybrid energy systems rely on different types of energy sources, in this project district heating and heat pumps. The main tasks will be to investigate and develop AI methods for optimimal use of the available energy resources, through (i) investigating the impact of control strategies on system operation and providing suggestions using ML on what type of energy systems to use depending on time, cost, conditions, and energy types, (ii) applying ML for forecasting heat loads in hybrid systems for energy generation and meeting heating requirements, (iii) developing multi-objective optimization algorithm for current and future conditions of the hybrid energy system. Additional tasks include participation in the development of an edge computing architecture and system components to process data in real-time. In the project, collaboration with industrial partners will be central.

The research studies will be carried out within the Internet of Things and People research center (mau.se/iotap). In addition to the research, it is expected that 20% of the position is devoted to teaching at the Department of Computer Science and Media Technology. 

Qualifications

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships (Chapter 5, Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance). Preparation of admission to postgraduate education and employment as a doctoral student take place in parallel. Those who have basic eligibility for admission will have:

  • passed a degree at advanced level, or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS, of which 60 ECTS at advanced level, or
  • in some other way, in- or outside Sweden, have acquired equivalent knowledge (HEO Chapter 7 section 39)

Special eligibility is accorded to those who:

  • have knowledge and skills equivalent to a second-cycle degree in computer science or in another subject that has relevance for computer science, or
  • have acquired essentially equivalent knowledge in or outside Sweden
  • are proficient in English to the extent required for conducting postgraduate studies in computer science

Selection criteria

When selecting between applicants for vacant positions, the ability to complete postgraduate education is assessed (HEO Chapter 7 Section 5).

The following general criteria will be used.

  • Subject competence
  • Scientific quality in previous work
  • Methodological and scientific maturity
  • Communication and collaborative skills

The following specific criteria will be used:

  • Experience, knowledge and skills relevant to use AI (in particular machine learning)
  • Knowledge and skills relevant to multi-objective optimization algorithms
  • Knowledge on simulations using MATLAB
  • Experience from industrial research and/or development

Further information

Head of department, Bengt J Nilsson, 040-6657244, bengt.nilsson.ts@mau.se

HR-specialist, Rebecka Forslund, 040-665 73 22, rebecka.forslund@mau.se

Main supervisor, Reza Malekian, 040-655 78 65 reza.malekian@mau.se

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

Application

You may apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the advertisement, and that it is provided to the University no later than 2022-08-15. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the University can read what is written in the application. If the application is not written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages, the applicant is responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

The application must include:

  • Completed application form for admission to Research Education https://mau.app.box.com/s/xe74zorhnlfmst7ejy65440r77f0n2l6
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diplomas, transcript of records and other certificates relevant for the position
  • A brief research plan presenting the focus of research and a thesis concept, and how this relates to the specific post (max 4 pages). The research plan must contain an overall purpose, questions that the project intends to answer, an account of the methodological approach, a description of material collection and type of research material and an account of the theoretical framework
  • Independent work at advanced level (including master thesis or equivalent)

Miscellaneous

Preparation of admission to postgraduate education and employment as a doctoral student take place in parallel. Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships (Chapter 5, Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

The doctoral studentship is a fixed-term position comprising four years of full-time studies, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 7.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies salary setting for doctoral students in accordance with a local agreement on salary setting for doctoral students.

Start date

2023-01-01

Union representatives

SACO-S Mats Syde, mats.syde@mau.se

OFR/ST Bodil Sterner, bodil.sterner@mau.se

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

You apply no later than 15/08/2022 by clicking the apply button.

Read the job description at the university homepage

Apply

Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

Doctoral student in Interaction Design

Malmo

Ref REK 2022/199

About Malmö University

Malmö University is an innovative, urban and international institute of higher education, located in the centre of Malmö. We have around 1,800 employees and 24,000 students. Our research and education are characterised by the role we believe a university should play in an open society — to contribute to sustainability and equality in a scientifically grounded way with external partners and stakeholders. Identifying and addressing the challenges of the future are of highest priority. Our researchers and students work collaboratively to create, share and spread knowledge in order to understand, explain and develop society — both locally and globally.

Faculty

The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes three departments: the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. The Faculty conducts doctoral studies in the following subjects: Global Politics, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Media and Communication Studies and Urban Studies. The Faculty hosts two of the university’s five research centres.

Read more about the Faculty of Culture and Society here.

Department

The School of Arts and Communication (K3) have around 100 employees and 1,100 students, and we offer interdisciplinary education at first-cycle, second-cycle and third-cycle levels in media, culture and design. Here, scientific and academic theory and methods are combined with artistic and practical elements. In terms of organisation, the department contains three units: Design, Humanities, Language and Cultural Production, and Media and Communication Studies.

Many of our teachers and researchers are active in groups and networks such as Comics Research, Artist Based Research, Nordic Network for Research on Working-Class Literature, Oral History and research programmes such as the Data Society as well as the research platforms Redem, Medea and Collaborative Future making and the Internet of Things and People (IoTaP) research centre. A large part of the teaching and research is carried out together with external partners and stakeholders.

Read more about the School of Arts and Communication here.

Work duties

There are two doctoral research subjects at K3: Interaction Design and Media and Communication Studies. This is a position as a doctoral student in Interaction Design.

K3 is looking for candidates who are interested in studying how design processes, systems and artefacts shape our world and affect us as people. A central question is how design can be used to transform visions of a just, compassionate and sustainable world into realities. As a doctoral student in Interaction Design, you are not only expected to carry out your own dissertation project, but also to contribute to the research and knowledge in the field at large. In order for K3 to be able to offer qualified supervision and a good working environment, it is important that your project relates to the research conducted at the department. K3 has a long tradition of interdisciplinary work and welcomes applicants with projects that integrate creative and practice-oriented work with theory development and analytical studies. For more information on ongoing research: https://mau.se/en/research/research-subjects/media-and-communication-studies/

The doctoral programme comprises four years of full-time study and concludes with a doctoral degree (240 credits). The programme consists of a course component and a dissertation component. An important part of the doctoral programme itself is to actively participate in and contribute to the research and educational environment. A doctoral student shall primarily devote themselves to their doctoral studies, but may also work to a limited extent with educational tasks, other research, artistic research and administration, but not more than 20 per cent of the total working time (Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Section 2).

A doctoral education in interaction design prepares you for a future (career) in academia as a teacher and researcher, and also creates opportunities for qualified work outside academia.  Therefore, K3 offers doctoral students the opportunity to teach. Malmö University also offers pedagogical training as well as Swedish courses through the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

For more information about doctoral studies in Interaction Design please read the General Study Plan in ID. For more information about being a doctoral student at the Faculty of Culture and Society see the study handbook.

Qualifications

To be admitted to third-cycle (doctoral) studies, the applicant must meet the general and specific entry requirements of the subject in question. Moreover, the applicant must be deemed capable of assimilating the education.

General entry requirements for doctoral education and study programmes (the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7 Section 39) are met by those who:

  • have been awarded a second-cycle qualification
  • have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes are met by those who have:

  • knowledge and skills equivalent to a second-cycle degree in Interaction Design or in another subject relevant to the program, or have the equivalent knowledge acquired within or outside the country. In view of the multidisciplinary character of the field of Interaction Design subjects within the social sciences and humanities as well as within the technology and the arts may be relevant to meet the specific requirements.

Selection criteria

Selection among applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements shall be made with regard to their capacity to assimilate the education (the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7 Section 41). The selection process will include evaluation of the written materials, interviews with shortlisted candidates and checking of their recommendations.

General selection criteria

  • independent analysis and approach in previous work
  • problem formulation and precision in previous work and research plans
  • methodological and scholarly maturity
  • communication and cooperation skills

Specific selection criteria

  • The candidate’s ability, in accordance with Chapter 5, Section 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance, to benefit from third-cycle courses and study programmes. To support the evaluation of the feasibility of each research proposal, students are expected to submit previous written material, a well-referenced research plan and, where applicable, a portfolio along with their application form (see below).
  • The candidate’s ability to plan and implement projects within given timeframes.
  • The candidate’s ability to express themselves in English – orally and in writing.
  • The degree to which the proposed research can contribute to the field of research and the collaborative research environment at K3.

Further information

Research and research education related questions: Director of PhD studies at K3, Professor Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt, +46 406657684, pille.pruulmann.vengerfeldt@mau.se

General information about the department and Malmö University, as well as questions about employment: Head of K3, Annika Olsson, +46 406657678, annika.olsson@mau.se

In our recruitment work, Malmö University has taken a stand regarding recruitment channels and marketing. We therefore decline all offers of advertising and recruitment assistance in connection with this advertisement.

Application

You may apply for this position via Malmö University’s recruitment system by clicking on the “Apply” button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is completed in accordance with the advertisement, and that it is provided to the University no later than August 22, 2022. The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the University can read what is written in the application. If the application is not written in Swedish, English or any of the Nordic languages, the applicant is responsible for the application and its appendices being translated.

The application must include:

  • Completed application form for admission to Research Education: Application for admission to doctoral education
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diplomas, transcript of records and other certificates relevant for the position
  • A brief research plan presenting the focus of research and a thesis concept, and how this relates to the specific post (max 4 pages). The research plan must contain an overall purpose, questions that the project intends to answer, an account of the methodological approach, a description of material collection and type of research material and an account of the theoretical framework
  • Independent work at advanced level and published articles or equivalent (up to three works).

Miscellaneous

Preparation of admission to postgraduate education and employment as a doctoral student take place in parallel. Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships (Chapter 5, Section 3 of the Higher Education Ordinance).

The doctoral studentship is a fixed-term position comprising four years of full-time studies, in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 7.

Malmö University is a workplace and higher education institution that is characterised by an open and inclusive approach, where gender equality and equal terms add value to our activities.

Malmö University applies salary setting for doctoral students in accordance with a local agreement on salary setting for doctoral students.

Start date

1 February 2023.

Union representatives

Saco-S, Rebecka Johansson, +46 406657753, rebecka.johansson@mau.se

OFR, Martin Reissner, +46 406657266, martin.reissner@mau.se 

PhD Student Union representative

PhD student coordinator in K3 Roel Roscam Abbing, roel.roscam-abbing@mau.se

Union representative Michel Anderlini, +46 700991246 michel-vincent.anderlini@mau.se

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

You apply no later than 22/08/2022 by clicking the apply button.

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Post expires on Monday August 22nd, 2022