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PhD student in Computing Science with focus on Computer Security

Department of Computing Science

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before 2023-02-28

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

To our department, characterized by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison, we now look for a Doctoral student in Software Testing.

The Department of Computing science has been growing rapidly in recent years where focus on an inclusive and bottom-up driven environment are key elements in our sustainable growth. The 50 doctoral students within the department consists of a diverse group from different nationalities, background and fields. As a doctoral student with us you receive the benefits of support in career development, networking, administrative and technical support functions along with good employment conditions. See more information at:
https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-computing-science/

Is this interesting for you? Welcome with your application before February 28, 2023

Project description

Our societies rely on computer systems and on software stacks. Unfortunately, software systems contain bugs and vulnerabilities which can be exploited by malicious actors. This project will be conducted in the Software Engineering and Security (SES) group. The student will improve the state of the art on testing complex software using approaches such as fuzzing.

Keywords for this project: code analysis, dynamic analysis, reverse engineering, software quality, vulnerability detection, scalability, software systems

The project is funded by WASP.

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. Read more: https://wasp-sweden.org/

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry. Read more: https://wasp-sweden.org/graduate-school

Admission requirements

The general admission requirements for doctoral studies are a second- cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level, or have an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications. To fulfil the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in computing science, the applicant is required to have completed at least 90 ECTS credits in computing science. Applicants who otherwise have acquired skills that are deemed equivalent are also eligible.

Candidates are expected to have a genuine interest in computer security, a very good programming knowledge (such as in C, Java or Python) and an in-depth understanding of computer systems (intermediate code representation, compilers). Important personal qualities are the ability to work in a team, communicate with colleagues, be disciplined, curious and creative.

About the position

The position provides you with the opportunity to pursue PhD studies in Computing Science for four years, with the goal of achieving the degree of Doctor in Computing Science. While the position is mainly devoted to PhD studies (at least 80% of the time), it may include up to 20% department service (usually teaching). If so, the total time for the position is extended accordingly, resulting in a maximum of five years.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapter 12, 2§) and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

The expected starting date is May 1st, 2023, or as otherwise agreed.

Application

Applications must be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University.

A complete application should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter including a description of your research interests, your reasons to apply for the position, and your contact information
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Reprints / copies of completed BSc and/or MSc thesis and other relevant publications, if any
  • Copies of degree certificates, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  • Documentation and description of other relevant experiences or competences.

The application must be written in English or Swedish. Attached documents must be in pdf format. Applications must be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University, and be received no later than February 28, 2023.

The Department of Computing Science values gender diversity, and therefore particularly encourages women and those outside the gender binary to apply for the position.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Alexandre Bartel (alexandre.bartel@cs.umu.se).

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Admission May 1st, 2023, or as otherwise agreed.

Salary Monthly

Application deadline 2023-02-28

Registration number AN 2.2.1-1850-22

Contact Alexandre Bartel, alexandre.bartel@cs.umu.se

Union representative

SACO 090-7865365

SEKO 090-7865296

ST 090-7865431

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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Tuesday February 28th, 2023

PhD student in Computing Science with focus on Sustainable Algorithmic Solutions

Department of Computing Science

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before 2023-02-22

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

To Department of Computing Science, characterized by world-leading research in several scientific fields, we now look for a doctoral student in Sustainable Algorithmic Solutions. 

The Department of Computing science has been growing rapidly in recent years where focus on an inclusive and bottom-up driven environment are key elements. The 50 doctoral students within the department compose a diverse group of different nationalities (representing more than 20 countries worldwide), backgrounds and fields. As a doctoral student, you will receive the benefits of support in career development, networking, administrative and technical support functions along with good employment conditions. See more information at:
https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-computing-science/

Is this interesting for you? Apply until February 22nd, 2023.

Project description 

The EU-funded Center of Excellence for Exascale CFD (CEEC), which started on January 1st 2023 and runs for four years, specializes in the area of numerical simulations for turbulence. The consortium consists of partners from nine universities and research labs across Europe, with experience in different aspects of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Using computer simulation has become an increasingly common tool for developing advanced products such as aircraft. Anyone who has ever flown knows that there can be turbulence, air currents that spin and twist with varying strength and direction. Today there are methods to calculate this seemingly unpredictable phenomenon, but they are complex and require a lot of computing power. Exascale computing offers such supercomputer performance.

In this project, Roman Iakymchuk leads the work on algorithmic development and enhancements for the consortium CFD applications. Our focus is on assuring sustainability and numerical reliability in linear algebra kernels and operations occurring in the consortium codes due to the fact that these properties are either violated or simply ignored under the parallel and cross-architectural executions. Thanks to the usage of various auto-tuning and performance optimization strategies, these algorithms would guarantee high performance but also cross-architectures performance portability, which is a difficult task in HPC. This together with mixed-precision schemes, supported by arithmetic tools, would not only boost performance but also would ensure energy-efficient computing. We aim at delivering comparable accuracy of the results as in the original precision and to wisely use the resources, yielding in sustainable algorithmic solutions.

By working in CEEC, a PhD student will have an opportunity to collaborate with leading European researchers from five different countries and to contribute to the algorithmic development driven by production-ready project applications. This will be supported via regular discussions as well as two face-to-face meetings per year. The PhD student will also actively participate in dissemination of project results at various conferences and events.

A brief overview of the CEEC project: 

https://www.umu.se/en/news/80-new-eu-millions-for-research-at-umea-university_11679058/

For more information about Roman Iakymchuk, visit: 

https://www.umu.se/en/staff/roman-iakymchuk/

Admission requirements 

The general admission requirements for doctoral studies are completion of the second-cycle studies; or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level; or an equivalent education from abroad. To fulfill the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in computing science, the applicant is required to have completed at least 90 ECTS credits in computing science or computational mathematics. Applicants who otherwise have acquired skills that are deemed equivalent are also eligible.

Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the project, connecting computational mathematics with the domains of high-performance computing, optimization, computational fluid dynamics and numerical analysis, the approach needs to be proactive and independent in the identification of topics relevant to the conducted research, and in the acquisition of new knowledge.

The applicant should be equipped with algorithmic thinking and development (preferably from scientific computing), be a skilled programmer (C/C++ and possibly Fortran), be familiar with concepts of high-performance computing (shared memory, accelerators, distributed), as well as the relative libraries (OpenMP, MPI, CUDA). The research will be carried out in collaboration with international researchers from different disciplines, so good collaborative skills are required, and the applicant must be able to speak and write in English fluently.

The most important assessment criteria for the selection are the ability to assimilate the doctoral programme, suitability for the project, and documented ability to work in groups and to independently carry out work tasks.

About the position

The position provides you with the opportunity to pursue PhD studies in Computing Science for four years, with the goal of achieving the degree of Doctor in Computing Science. While the position is mainly devoted to PhD studies (at least 80% of the time), it may include up to 20% department service (usually teaching). If so, the total time for the position is extended accordingly, resulting in a maximum of five years.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapter 12, 2§) and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

The expected starting date is April 1st, 2023 or as otherwise agreed.

Application

Applications must be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University.

A complete application should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter that motivates your interest in the position and that describes how your qualifications and experience are relevant to the employment (maximum 2 A4 pages with 11pt font). Please include a discussion of your experience in the development of (parallel) software.
  • A curriculum vitae 
  • Copies of completed BSc and/or MSc theses and any other relevant publications
  • Copies of degree certificates, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades 
  • Documentation and description of other relevant experiences or competences
  • Contact information of at least two references and a reference letter from each of them

The application must be written in English. If any material is submitted in another language, a translation must be included. Attached documents must be in pdf format. Applications must be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University, and be received no later than February 22nd, 2023.

The Department of Computing Science values gender diversity, and therefore particularly encourages women and those outside the gender binary to apply for the position.

For more information, contact Associate Professor Roman Iakymchuk: riakymch@cs.umu.se

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Admission April 1st, 2023 or as otherwise agreed.

Salary Monthly pay

Application deadline 2023-02-22

Registration number AN 2.2.1-67-23

Contact Roman Iakymchuk, riakymch@cs.umu.se

Union representative

SACO 090-7865365

SEKO 090-7865296

ST 090-7865431

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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Wednesday February 22nd, 2023

Doctoral student in Medical Science, Clinical Oral Physiology and gender

Department of Odontology

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before 2023-02-20

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

A doctoral student position in a research project focusing on gender-related aspects of pain perception and pain reporting. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Odontology and The Graduate School of Gender Studies at the Umeå Center for Gender Studies, at Umeå University. Interest in gender aspects and experience of working with patients with chronic pain is a requirement. We offer four years of full-time employment. Apply no later than 2023-02-20.

Chronic pain is a challenge for the individual, for healthcare and for the society. Chronic pain in the orofacial region is usually related to the jaw joint or the jaw muscles and embraced by the term temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The prevalence of TMD is high and women report TMD pain about twice as often when compared to men. The reasons for gender differences related to pain perception and pain reporting is however not known. Our research group is interested in applying a gender perspective on pain perception and pain reporting in relation to the identified gender differences in TMD. Primarily, we want to focus on how gender aspects can give rise to differences in pain experiences in a clinical context, since diagnostics takes place through pain provocation carried out by the clinician and pain reporting from the patient. If gender aspects influence pain reporting during diagnostics, the accepted methods of diagnostics are not as reliable as previous data have indicated. Consequently, this can affect clinical decision-making and prognosis for large groups of individuals.

The doctoral position is part of a research project at the Department of Odontology that aims to investigate factors that influence pain perception and pain reporting. The present doctoral project is mainly based on upcoming experimental studies. The doctoral student will also have the opportunity to develop the research questions further within the framework of the project.

We are looking for a committed and creative doctoral student with high motivation for research studies and the ability to work independently. Interests in patients with chronic pain and gender aspects are a necessity. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. This announcement refers to full-time employment as a doctoral student for 4 years. For this employment, you are expected to carry out the main part of your work at the department of odontology. You are also expected to take part of activities organized by the The Graduate School of Gender Studies, starting on the 1st of September 2023.

Qualifications

Application is open to all applicants that meet the requirements for eligibility i.e., who has completed a degree at advanced level, completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits are at advanced level, or in some other way within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge. To be admitted to a graduate level training in clinical oral physiology, completion of undergraduate courses included in the curriculum for Dental schools in Sweden in clinical oral physiology or equivalent is required. Applicants should be able to express themselves well orally and in writing in both Swedish and English. Knowledge of gender research is meritorious.

Application 

To be done via the e-recruitment system Varbi, which you can find on the university’s page for Vacancies. The application procedure opens on 13 January 2023. https://www.umu.se/jobba-hos-oss/lediga-jobb/

A complete application must include: 

  1. A personal letter summarizing your scientific interest and justifying why you are applying for the position (max. 2 pages)
  2. CV/résumé 
  3. A short outline (max. 2 pages) in which you give a description of your research interest in relation to both the research project and gender aspects
  4. Degree certificate 
  5. Essays/other publications 
  6. Any other qualifications with relevance for employment
  7. Contact details for two reference persons. 

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Further information is provided by Associate Professor Anna Lövgren, anna.lovgren@umu.se , 070-310 32 14.

Salary placement takes place according to the established salary scale for doctoral positions. 

Union information is provided by SACO, 090-786 53 65, SEKO civil, 090-786 52 96 and ST, 090-786 54 31. 

Welcome with your application no later than 2023-02-20! 

About the Department of Odontology: 

The department offers basic education, separate courses for continued education, and postgraduate research studies in odontology. The researchers at the department carry out research in odontology as well as in several related medical conditions and multiple scientific disciplines.

About The Graduate School of Gender Studies: 

Since 2001, The Graduate School of Gender Studies has co-financed doctoral students at all Umeå University faculties. A doctoral student in collaboration with the gender research takes part in a unique and dynamic doctoral education environment, in which approx. 30 active doctoral students currently participate. For more information about The Graduate School of Gender Studies, see: https://www.umu.se/en/umea-centre-for-gender-studies/doctoral-studies/

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Admission 2023-09-01

Salary Månadslön

Application deadline 2023-02-20

Registration number AN 2.2.1-2088-22

Contact Anna Lövgren, 070-3103214

Union representative SACO, 090-7865365

SEKO, 090-7865296

ST 090-7865431

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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

PhD position in political science with a focus on gender

Department of Political Science

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before 2023-02-20

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

The Department of Political Science is recruiting a doctoral student in political science together with the Graduate School of Gender Studies. Starting date September 1, 2023 or by agreement.

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 faculty and staff. We are characterized by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: https://www.umu.se/en/work-with-us

The Department of Political Science at Umeå University has about 70 employees. The department conducts undergraduate education and research in political science and peace and conflict studies. For more information, see https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-political-science/.

Since 2001, the Gender Research School has co-financed doctoral students at all faculties at Umeå University. A doctoral student connected to the School of Gender Research gets to take part in a unique and dynamic doctoral education environment, in which approximately 30 doctoral students currently participate. For more information about the School of Gender Studies, please see: https://www.umu.se/en/umea-centre-for-gender-studies/doctoral-studies/

About the position

The position as doctoral student is in political science with a gender perspective. The doctoral project will depart from one of our five research profile areas, and applicants are expected to write a research plan with a gender perspective in relation to one of the five profiles (please find information about the research profiles below).

We look for a doctoral student who is creative, highly motivated for participating in the PhD programme and has an ability to think and work independently. You will be able to shape your project to a significant extent. If you are interested in one of our research profiles and strongly interested in gender studies, this position is for you.

Read more about our research profile areas below:

Educational leadership

Environment and natural resource policy

Municipalities, Regions, and public sector activities

Peace and Conflict Studies

Representative Democracy

The employment

A position as a doctoral student in the doctoral program amounts to four years of full-time studies (240 ECTS). A Ph.D. student can also participate in teaching or other departmental activities up to 20% of the time. In such cases, the employment is extended correspondingly.

Further information about the department’s postgraduate education in political science, including its general study plan, is available at: https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-political-science/education/doctoral-studies/

The student will work in Umeå and the teaching takes place on campus. Active participation and involvement in the Department’s activities, as well as the Graduate School of Gender Studies’ activities, are expected.

Eligibility

Persons who have earned a degree at the advanced level, fulfilled course requirements for at least 240 ECTS points, of which at least 60 ECTS points are at the advanced level and at least 90 ECTS points are in peace and conflict studies, or political science are eligible to apply. In Sweden or abroad, people who have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge are also considered eligible to apply.

Requirements

Applicants’ qualifications are assessed in terms of their ability to complete a PhD dissertation and fulfil the course requirements of the PhD program. The evaluation includes a review of the applicant’s previous academic performance and the quality of submitted writing samples and project plan.

The evaluation of the ability to complete the PhD program also includes evaluating the applicant’s analytical skills, communicative skills (written and oral), critical skills, independence and ability to complete tasks within a given time frame.

Applicants must be proficient in both oral and written communication in English.

Documented knowledge and qualifications with a focus on gender issues/gender studies are also of merit.

Application

You apply via our recruitment system Varbi.  A complete application must include:

  • A cover letter summarizing your qualifications, research interests and reasons for applying (max two pages)
  • A research proposal of 3-5 pages with a discussion of potential research problem, purpose, theory, and empirical data
  • CV / curriculum vitae
  • Certified transcripts of academic records and degrees
  • 1-3 writing samples in Swedish or English, e.g. B.A. thesis, master’s thesis, academic publications
  • References or maximum two letters of recommendation
  • Any additional qualifications

In the application, the applicant formulates a research plan in which the gender perspective is put in relation to one of our five research profile areas. The application can be written in English or in Swedish. Attached documents must be in Word or PDF format.

Umeå University will offer a salary according to the current salary order for doctoral studies. The current entry-level salary for Ph.D. students is 29 000 SEK/Month. According to the Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 12, Section 2), decisions on admissions cannot be appealed.

Formal requirements for the application can be found in this call. Additional questions can be addressed to the Director of doctoral studies Johan Hellström at johan.hellstrom@umu.se or to the Head of the department Magnus Blomgren at magnus.blomgren@umu.se.

The deadline for applying is 2023-02-20.

We look forward to your application!

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Admission

September 1st 2023

Salary

Monthly salary

Application deadline

2023-02-20

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-33-22

Contact

Magnus Blomgren, Head of department

magnus.blomgren@umu.se

Johan Hellström, Director of doctoral studies

johan.hellstrom@umu.se

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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

Doctoral student in technology/engineering education, focus gender studies

Department of Science and Mathematics Education

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before 2023-02-20

Temporary position longer than 6 months 100% Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

We are looking for you who want to complete a research education and study educational issues with relevance for technology and/or engineering education, as well as gender studies. 

In collaboration with the Graduate School of Gender Studies, we at the Department of Science and Mathematics Education are looking for a doctoral student in technology/engineering education. The position is located at the Department of Science and Mathematics Education which focuses on pre-service teacher training as well as research and development in educational sciences. The teachers/researchers at the department are mainly active within science education, technology education, mathematics education, and assessment for learning. You can read more here.

Focus area
Your research as a doctoral student will have a focus on technology teaching in higher education, and we are therefore looking for a doctoral student who is curious about this research area. The problem of gender-biased recruitment to technical education has been a noticeable problem for several decades in Sweden. Various government efforts have been made to change these gender patterns, often without results. In order to understand why technology is still male-coded, better knowledge of teaching and learning processes within the subject of technology is needed. Statistics also show that students from the working class and national minorities are underrepresented in higher education in Sweden. There is a need for an increased understanding of how learning processes in technology subjects relate to issues of power and knowledge, where an intersectional perspective has been lacking so far.

Qualifications
To be admitted to education at the postgraduate level, the applicant must have basic qualifications through a degree at advanced level or completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 credits are at advanced level, or equivalent foreign education or other equivalent qualifications.

Doctoral students can be admitted to postgraduate studies in technology or engineering education via two different syllabuses: educational work or subject matter education, both with a focus on technology. In addition to the basic qualifications, special qualifications are required that are different for the two postgraduate syllabuses.

To meet the requirement of special qualifications to be accepted in the postgraduate program of educational work with a focus on technology, besides meeting the basic qualifications, the applicant needs to have a teacher’s degree or pre-school teacher’s degree and at least one year of professional experience. The degree must include a degree project.

To meet the requirement of special qualifications to be accepted in the postgraduate program of subject matter education with a focus on technology, besides meeting the basic qualifications, the applicant needs to have at least 90 higher education credits in technology and technology education combined. The degree must include a degree project.

To be accepted, it is also required that the applicant can communicate well in English, both orally and in writing, as well as any other skill necessary to take advantage of the education. An interest in gender and power perspectives is a necessity for the position, and prior experiences of working with these questions is therefore a useful qualification.

Conditions of employment
Doctoral students will mainly devote themselves to their own education at the postgraduate level. Employment as a doctoral student is given for the time necessary for the completion of research studies in normal study time, which corresponds to a full-time postgraduate education for four years. At the first stage, the employment lasts for maximum one year, and it is then renewed for a maximum of two years at a time, provided that the individual study plan is followed. A doctoral student can, to a limited extent, work with teaching and administrative work equivalent to no more than twenty percent of full working hours. As a consequence, the term of employment can be extended to a maximum of five years. In addition, the term of employment can be extended further if there are special circumstances, such as parental leave or sick leave.

As a doctoral student, you will participate in the Graduate School of Gender Studies at Umeå University, which has since 2001 co-financed doctoral students at all of Umeå University’s faculties. As a doctoral student at the Graduate School of Gender Studies your will be part of a cross-disciplinary environment and has double residence, within the subject where you are admitted and also in the Graduate School of Gender Studies. You will take part in a unique and dynamic research environment, in which about 30 PhD students are participating in.

The studies start on September 1, 2023. The workplace is Umeå University. Postgraduate education is a campus-based education and cannot be organized as distance education. The doctoral student is also expected to participate actively in the department’s research environment. The salary is decided based on a local agreement of salaries for doctoral students.

According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 12, Section 2), the decision on employment as a doctoral student cannot be appealed.

More information: general syllabuses.

Application
You apply through the e-recruitment system. An application should include:

  1. Description of your research interests and how your interests connect to the focus area of this announcement (maximum 1 page)
  2. Personal letter: qualifications, your background, and what motivates you to apply for a doctoral position in this research field (maximum 1 page).
  3. CV/Curriculum vitae including your contact information, a well-structured description of your education and professional experience, including, for example, in-service teacher training and curriculum development.
  4. An official transcript of courses taken, and grades received from your home university.
  5. Certificate of degrees as pdf.
  6. Essays, project theses, and other types of publications, including popular science texts as long as they are relevant for the research field (e.g., articles in teacher journals) as pdf.
  7. Other qualifications relevant to the employment.
  8. Contact information to two reference persons.

Welcome to submit your application on 20 February 2023 the latest.

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Application deadline

2023-02-20

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-77-23

Contact

Tomas Bergqvist

+4690-7866519,tomas.bergqvist@umu.se

Maria Berge

+4690-7865985,maria.berge@umu.se

Union representative

SACO

090-7865365

SEKO

090-7865296

ST

090-7865431

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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

PhD position on designing preventative physiotherapy with AI

Department of Informatics

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before 2023-02-27

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

This Phd position is part of a WASP-HS Networking Excellence Project (Netx) involving Umeå University, Uppsala University and KTH, and the candidate will spend time at each institution. NetX is a network initiative by the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program on Humanities and Society (WASP-HS) that aims to advance groundbreaking scientific cooperation between researchers at different universities and between researchers and external partners, with the goal of realizing excellent research and develop competence on the consequences and challenges of artificial intelligence and autonomous systems for humanity and society.

For more information about the research and other activities conducted within WASP-HS please visit; https://wasp-hs.org/. The successful candidate will be integrated in the national graduate school of WASP-HS, gaining access to a vast network of leading researchers in this area.

The research
We are looking for one PhD candidate to design and explore AI for fall prevention among elderly people. Preventative physiotherapy training is increasingly an important part of aging well. Falls present the most common cause of injury in old age, and there is strong evidence that the number of falls and injuries can be greatly decreased through regular strength and balance exercises.

Through the use of AI-based, biosensory-driven technologies the PhD student and the research team will explore how solution can be designed to fulfill the aim of preventing falls. Through participatory methods emphasizing subjective and situated understanding of the individual’s own living bodies and everyday life practices the research will be carried out in close collaboration with the end-users.

The design research will be guided by the question: “How to make AI-based technologies available as a design material for the design of new preventative physiotherapy interventions?”. The aim is to explore how to design novel preventive AI-based physiotherapy interventions for home environments directed at different segments of the population, while at the same time critically reflect on the role of technologies in these types of interventions. Within this main question the candidate may also explore other related questions, such as ethical issues around the adoption of these technologies, investigating physiotherapist and patient perceptions of AI-assisted public-health interventions, and so on.

Through engaging with physiotherapists in the act of co-designing, we make visible interactions that were not possible before, making them come into existence, and become observable through design. Knowledge contributions are expected to be practices, participant needs and ethical questions raised through situated engagements with technology, as well as technical contributions. As such, the research team will engage in design explorations of AI-based training technology together with physiotherapists and, initially, volunteers acting as patients. This allows for the simultaneous development of technologies (data, algorithms, hardware such as tangible robotic materials), while exploring innovative practices around them.

The employment
The candidate will be employed and admitted to the doctoral programme at the department of Informatics, Umeå University, with Pedro Sanches as the main supervisor. The employment at doctoral level corresponds to four years of full-time studies (240 higher education credits) and with a doctoral degree as the goal. A Ph.D. student can also participate in teaching or other departmental activities up to 20% of the time. Salary is paid according to agreement for doctoral positions. The employment starts as soon as possible.

For this position, you are expected to perform most of your work at the department of Informatics at Umeå University Campus. However, there will be regular research visits to the Division of Robotics, Perception and Learning at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and the Department of Informatics at Uppsala University. Additionally, the successful candidate will also be included in the WASP-HS research school, and participate in its courses, conferences, and workshops.

Eligibility and qualifications
We are looking for one candidate with an interdisciplinary HCI background from areas such as interaction design, design informatics, industrial design, or computer science and engineering. The candidate should have engaged in participatory design, or other collaborative design practices. Additionally, the ideal candidate has also demonstrated capacity to engage with technical subjects, through collaborations in projects around the subjects of biodata/biosensors, machine learning, and/or other forms of AI. 

The applicants must have a degree at advanced level in informatics or equivalent. The department’s full qualifications for admission to postgraduate studies can be found here

In order to meet the requirement for special eligibility to be admitted to doctoral education in informatics, the applicant must have a university education in informatics (or equivalent) of at least 90 credits, and 60 credits on advanced level in informatics (master’s level) or other education of equivalent scope and specialization.

Application
The application must include:
• An introductory letter / personal letter (1 page)
• Research proposal (research sketch) presenting your research ideas (max. 4 pages excluding references)
• Curriculum Vitae (CV)
• Copies of previous degrees (MSc / MA and / or BSc / BA)
• Copies of study grades including documentation of completed academic courses and grades and other merits
• Copies of published own research and thesis (if any)
• Contact information for two reference persons

The application must be complete for it to be processed in the recruitment process. The application must be made via the e-recruitment system Varbi.

Department of Informatics
At the Department of Informatics, research and education are conducted with a focus on digitization of society, organizations and interaction. Read more about our research environment at https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-informatics/ 

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Salary

Månadslön

Application deadline

2023-02-27

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-181-23

Contact

Pedro Sanches

090-7866438

Katrin Jonsson

090-7869387

Tina Lundmark

090-7866438

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Post expires on Monday February 27th, 2023

PhD position in gender studies

Umeå Centre for Gender Studies

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before 2023-02-20

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

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Umeå Centre for Gender Studies (UCGS) and the Graduate School of Gender Studies is recruiting a PhD Candidate in the main field of Gender Studies

Gender studies is a broad, interdisciplinary profiled field of knowledge, where gender in a broader sense is studied, often in relation to other aspects of power in a social or cultural interpretative framework. Research in the field of gender studies ranges from humanities and social sciences to medical, technical and natural sciences.

A PhD-project in Gender Studies can be both empirically and theoretically oriented. Here, the doctoral student will have ample scope to develop her or his own research project.

The Graduate School of Gender Studies has since 2001 co-financed PhD students at all of Umeå University’s faculties. A position as a PhD student in Gender Studies involves active participation at the Graduate School of Gender Studies, a unique and dynamic research environment, in which about 30 PhD students are participating in.

Employment

Employment as a doctoral student in the PhD program covers four years of full-time studies starting September 1st 2023 or according to agreement. This can be extended by a maximum of one year to compensate for time spent teaching or carrying out administrative duties. For more information on the PhD program, see here.

The position is funded by Umeå Centre for Gender studies. The place of employment is Umeå and the work tasks are primarily carried out on campus. Active and sustained participation in the Umeå Centre for Gender studies activities and local research milieu is expected. The PhD student will be enrolled in the Graduate School of Gender studies together with PhD students from other disciplines.

Eligibility

To be admitted to studies at the third-cycle level, the applicant is required to have completed a second-cycle level degree or completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are at advanced level (Master’s level), or in some other way, has acquired essentially equivalent knowledge within or outside of Sweden. In addition to these general requirements, the successful candidate must have completed at least 90 credits within the field of gender studies or hold a Master’s degree in gender studies of at least 60 credits.

Admission requirements and assessment criteria

A selection process involving applicants for available education spaces at the third-cycle level shall be done with respect to:  their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies, previous study results, and the quality of the submitted thesis plan, and where relevant, relatedness to the department’s research profile.

The following assessment criteria are used to evaluate the applicant’s ability to complete the doctoral studies:

  • Communication skills, both oral and written
  • Independence
  • Critical skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Performance within specified timeframes

We welcome, but do not necessarily require, applications that include a research plan with a historical perspective.

Application

A complete application needs to contain:

  1. A research plan (no more than 5 pages, references not included)
  2. A letter that states your motivation for undertaking research training leading to a PhD
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Degree certificates
  5. Copies of relevant BA and MA theses and other relevant publications
  6. Possible other achievements of relevance to the position
  7. Contact information to two reference persons

The attached documents should be in Word or PDF format. Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Your application must be registered in Umeå University’s e-recruitment system no later than February 20, 2023.

About Umeå Centre for Gender studies

UCGS provides education in gender studies at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate level. Umeå Centre for Gender Studies is one of the largest arenas for gender education and research in Sweden. It is a vibrant and creative research environment that promotes interdisciplinary meetings and collaborations and where we actively strive to meet current societal challenges through knowledge development and education.  We are a gathering place for research and education in gender research at Umeå University, responsible for creating a cohesive and powerful organization for that research.

Find more information about Umeå Centre for Gender studies here and for more information on the PhD program, see here.

More information

For more information about the position and about the The Graduate School of Gender Studies see this link, or contact Director of studies; Johanna Overud, johanna.overud@umu.se 090-786 97 08, or Head of the department Britt-Inger Kiesu, britt-inger.keisu@umu.se, 090-786 59 64.

The salary is fixed according to the established salary level for doctoral students.

According to the Higher Education Ordinance (Chapter 12, §§ 2), the decision on employment cannot be appealed.

We look forward to your application!

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1 september 2023

Salary

Månadslön

Application deadline

2023-02-20

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-47-23

Contact

Britt-Inger Keisu, Head of Department

090-7865964

Johanna Overud, Director of studies

090-7869708

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Post expires on Monday February 20th, 2023

Postdoctoral position in data-driven infection biology

Department of Clinical Microbiology

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before 2023-02-12

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

Postdoctoral position in  data-driven infection biology

A fully funded, two-year postdoc position is immediately available in the Department of Clinical Microbiology at Umeå University. The position is open to computational scientists with an interest in microbial (meta)genomic data analysis. 
Application deadline February 12, 2023

Description of the project

Data-driven discovery of novel microbial secondary metabolites involved in host-microbe and/or microbe-microbe interactions

Work responsibilities

Microbes produce a wide array of secondary metabolites (SMs), which allow them to interact with their environment, as well as with each other. The postdoctoral project proposed here will involve developing (meta)genome mining approaches, which can be used to identify novel microbial SMs involved in microbe-host and/or microbe-microbe interactions. The tools developed here will be applied to large amounts of microbial (meta)genomic data, with the goal of identifying microbial SMs responsible for host disease phenotypes (e.g., microbiome-associated cancers) or SMs with novel antimicrobial activities.

Eligibility 

A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate is eligible for appointment as postdoctoral researcher. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time at which the appointment decision is made. 

Applicants must:

Hold a PhD, preferably in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, (bio)statistics, or a related field; candidates from other fields with strong programming/coding skills (see below) are also encouraged to apply.
Be proficient in UNIX shell scripting, plus another relevant language (e.g., Python, R).
Be proficient in written and spoken English.
Be comfortable working in a diverse, inclusive, interdisciplinary, and highly collaborative environment.
 

Additional useful qualifications 

Since appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is a career-development position for junior researchers, we are primarily interested in applicants who completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the application deadline. If there are special reasons, an applicant who has completed their degree earlier than that may be considered. Special reasons include absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice, appointments of trust for a trade union organisation or other similar circumstances, and for relevant duties/assignments within the subject area.

Additionally, applicants might have previous experience:

  •       Analyzing genomic data
  •       Developing software
  •       Computing in HPC environments
  •       With JavaScript or related languages (e.g., Vega, Shiny)
  •       In the biological or chemical sciences

More information about the position

The appointment is a full-time, fixed-term position for two years (minimum two and maximum three years) in accordance with the terms of contract for fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral researcher from 1 February 2022. [LMC1] 

The postdoc will be affiliated with the Institutionen för klinisk mikrobiologi.

The position is funded via the SciLifeLab and Wallenberg National Program for Data-Driven Life Science (DDLS; https://www.scilifelab.se/data-driven/), a 12-year initiative aimed at recruiting and training the next generation of data-driven life scientists. The postdoc will be affiliated with the national DDLS program, through which they will have access to computing resources, the national DDLS research school, and other training and networking opportunities.

The postdoc will be further affiliated with the Laboratory for Molecular Infection Medicine Sweden (MIMS; https://www.mims.umu.se/); MIMS is a member of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, which is dedicated to the growing field of life sciences that investigates the molecular basis of disease and explores molecularly and genetically based treatments.

Application

The position is fully funded for two years and starts immediately or as agreed. 

The application must include:

  • A brief description of your research interests, and a statement describing why  you are interested in the position
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A list of publications
  • A doctoral degree certificate and other relevant degrees
  • Contact details of two reference persons

The application must be written in English. 

The application must be made via our e-recruitment system Varbi and must be received by February 12, 2023.

For more information, contact Laura Carroll (laura.carroll@umu.se).

We look forward to receiving your application

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Enligt överenskommelse

Salary

Månadslön

Apply before

2023-02-12

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-2034-22

Contact

Laura Carrol

laura.carroll@umu.se

Union representative

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Umeå University wants to offer an equal environment where open dialogue between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment. We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.

Post expires on Sunday February 12th, 2023

Postdoctoral position in register-based cardiovascular research

Avdelningen för medicin

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before 2023-02-10

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

There is now an opportunity to apply for a two-year full-time postdoctoral position in register-based cardiovascular research at Umeå University. The position will mainly involve work with already linked registers and the focus will be on data analysis and writing of scientific articles.

Description of the project
Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in Sweden and worldwide today. Our research group investigates various risk factors for cardiovascular disease. By linking national registers and databases with Västerbotten’s unique population surveys, we can follow risk factor patterns within  individuals for more than half a century. We can thus study temporal relationships between different risk factors, and analyze how these affect the risk of cardiovascular disease in different phases of life. We particularly focus on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of high blood pressure, as well as diseases of the aorta. 

Work responsibilities
As a postdoctoral fellow, you will work with all parts of the research project, including applications for and updating of data, data processing, study design, statistical analysis, interpretation of results, writing of scientific articles and presentation at national and international congresses. The position will also include supervision of doctoral students in epidemiological/statistical methods. There will be room to propose own analyzes and design own projects within the framework of existing research infrastructure.

Eligibility
A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to be the equivalent of a doctorate in medicine, cardiology, epidemiology or other subjects deemed relevant for the research project is eligible for appointment as postdoctoral researcher. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time at which the appointment decision is made.

The applicant must have experience from working with large databases, including longitudinal data. Good knowledge of statistical software, such as STATA, SAS or R, is a prerequisite. Applicants must also have a good ability to communicate research in speech and writing and be able to independently write scientific articles in English.

Additional useful qualifications
Since appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is a career-development position for junior researchers, we are primarily interested in applicants who completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the application deadline. If there are special reasons, an applicant who has completed their degree earlier than that may be considered. Special reasons include absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice, appointments of trust for a trade union organisation or other similar circumstances, and for relevant duties/assignments within the subject area.

Desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience in cardiovascular medicine
  • Knowledge of and experience in research based on Nordic registers
  • Experience with statistical methods relevant to registry-based research, such as survival analysis, mediation analysis or methods for causal inference
  • Ability to design scientific studies/subprojects yourself
  • Further research activity after PhD defense

More information about the position
The appointment is a full-time, fixed-term position for two years) in accordance with the terms of contract for fixed-term employment as a postdoctoral researcher from 1 March 2023 or by agreement.

More information about the group’s research can be found on our website (https://www.umu.se/en/research/groups/mattias-brunstrom/

Application
The application must include:

  •   A brief description of the specific tasks you had during your doctoral studies and any research projects thereafter, as well as justification for why you are interested in the position.  
  • Curriculum vitae       
  • Complete list of publications including thesis linked or as pdf. Here, it must be clearly marked which publications were included in the thesis and any publications after the defense·       
  • Degree certificate from postgraduate education and other relevant degrees·       
  • Contact information for two reference persons

The application must be written in Swedish or English. The application must be made via our e-recruitment system Varbi and must be received latest 10 February 2023.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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By agreement

Salary

Monthly salary

Apply before

2023-02-10

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-10-23

Contact

Mattias Brunström

mattias.brunstrom@umu.se

Union representative

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Post expires on Friday February 10th, 2023

PhD student in Computing Science with focus on Computer Security

Department of Computing Science

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before 2023-03-31

  • Temporary position longer than 6 months
  • 100%
  • Umeå

Umeå University is one of Sweden’s largest institutions of higher education with over 37,000 students and 4,800 faculty and staff. We are characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic scissors – a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other’s successes.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at: Work with us.

To our department, characterized by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison, we now look for a Doctoral student in computer security.

The Department of Computing science has been growing rapidly in recent years where focus on an inclusive and bottom-up driven environment are key elements in our sustainable growth. The 50 doctoral students within the department consists of a diverse group from different nationalities, background and fields. If you work as a doctoral student with us you receive the benefits of support in career development, networking, administrative and technical support functions along with good employment conditions. See more information at:
https://www.umu.se/en/department-of-computing-science/

Is this interesting for you? Welcome with your application before March 31, 2023.

Project description

Our societies rely on computer systems and on software stacks. Unfortunately, software systems contain bugs and vulnerabilities which can be exploited by malicious actors. This project will be conducted in the Software Engineering and Security (SES) group. The student will conduct an in-depth investigation of a class of vulnerabilities and devise static or dynamic approaches to detect them in the code or prevent their execution at runtime.

Keywords for this project: code analysis, static analysis, reverse engineering, defense mechanisms, vulnerability detection, exploit mitigation techniques, scalability and software systems.

The project is funded by WASP. Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The program addresses research on artificial intelligence and autonomous systems acting in collaboration with humans, adapting to their environment through sensors, information and knowledge, and forming intelligent systems-of-systems. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish industry. Read more: https://wasp-sweden.org/

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry. Read more: https://wasp-sweden.org/graduate-school

Admission requirements

The general admission requirements for doctoral studies are a second- cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 ECTS credits, of which at least 60 ECTS credits are at second-cycle level, or have an equivalent education from abroad, or equivalent qualifications. To fulfil the specific entry requirements for doctoral studies in computing science, the applicant is required to have completed at least 90 ECTS credits in computing science. Applicants who otherwise have acquired skills that are deemed equivalent are also eligible.

Candidates are expected to have a genuine interest in computer security, a very good knowledge in programming (such as in C, Java or Python) and an in-depth understanding of computer systems (assembly code, compilers). Important personal qualities are the ability to work in a team, communicate with colleagues, be disciplined, curious and creative.

About the position

The position provides you with the opportunity to pursue PhD studies in Computing Science for four years, with the goal of achieving the degree of Doctor in Computing Science. While the position is mainly devoted to PhD studies (at least 80% of the time), it may include up to 20% department service (usually teaching). If so, the total time for the position is extended accordingly, resulting in a maximum of five years.

The procedure for recruitment for the position is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance (chapter 12, 2§) and the decision regarding the position cannot be appealed.

The expected starting date is September 1 2023, or as otherwise agreed.

Application

Applications must be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University.

A complete application should contain the following documents:

  • A cover letter including a description of your research interests, your reasons to apply for the position, and your contact information
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Reprints / copies of completed BSc and/or MSc thesis and other relevant publications, if any
  • Copies of degree certificates, including documentation of completed academic courses and obtained grades
  • Documentation and description of other relevant experiences or competences.

The application must be written in English or Swedish. Attached documents must be in pdf format. Applications must be submitted electronically using the e-recruitment system of Umeå University and be received no later than March 31, 2023.

The Department of Computing Science values gender diversity, and therefore particularly encourages women and those outside the gender binary to apply for the position.

For additional information, please contact Prof. Alexandre Bartel (alexandre.bartel@cs.umu.se)

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Admission

September 1 2023, or as otherwise agreed

Salary

Monthly

Apply before

2023-03-31

Registration number

AN 2.2.1-1849-22

Contact

Alexandre Bartel

090-7867472

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Post expires on Friday March 31st, 2023