PhD Position in Computer Science (Data Management)
Sort on published: 2017-05-09
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
The Department of Information Technology (www.it.uu.se) conducts education and research in Computer Science and Information Technology. We cover a wide range of issues, from construction of computer systems, via programming of computers, storage and handling of data, to information retrieval and methods for applying computers in a variety of contexts.
Job and project description: The PhD student will work under the supervision of Dr. Georgios Fakas (www.it.uu.se/katalog/geofa117). Data Management topics of interest include (but not limited to) (1) big data (2) keyword search and ranking on (semi) structure data and (attributed) graphs, (3) web search and (4) online (geo) social networks. The details about the project will be defined based on the student’s knowledge and interests.
The position is for five years, including 20% teaching/institutional duties. Doctoral education also includes participation in courses related to the research subject.
Qualifications: The candidate must have a BSc or MSc degree in computer science or related areas relevant to the PhD topics. If you are close to the completion of your MSc you are still welcome to apply. Good programming and algorithmic skills are required. Expertise in data engineering and data mining is meriting. Good communication skills in English, both spoken and written, are required.
How to apply: The application should include a letter describing the applicant’s motivation for applying for this PhD position. More precisely, how applicant’s research interests are related to the above topics and how applicant’s qualifications meet the required qualifications (e.g. programming skills, algorithmic skills, expertise in data engineering, expertise in data mining, skills in spoken and written English). The application should also include a CV, copies of relevant exams, degrees and grades, MSc thesis and other relevant documents, and contact information to reference persons. We would also like to know preferences and constraints about the starting date. Please note that applications can only be accepted via the web interface linked below.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/Rules_and_regulations_in_English/
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting: Fall 2017 (to be negotiated), temporary position.
Working hours: 100%
For further information about the position please contact
Dr. Georgios Fakas, firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-06-04, UFV-PA 2017/1672.
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/1672
Last application date: 2017-06-04