PhD position in ultra-low power sensor-actuator Internet of Things
Sort on published: 2018-01-11
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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Information Technology (www.it.uu.se) holds a leading position in research as well as teaching at all levels. The department has about 280 employees, including 120 senior faculty and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students are enrolled annually.
The Department of Information Technology is opening one PhD student position for a highly motivated individual interested in conducting outstanding research in the area of ultra-low power sensor-actuator networks.
50 billion devices are expected to be connected in 2020, many of these sensors and actuators. If these devices are battery-driven we will have huge problems with maintenance. In order to enable battery-free Internet-of-Things (IoT) devices, IoT devices need ultra-low power consumption.
The Uppsala Networked Objects (UNO) group is investigating several technologies for low-power consumption including backscatter where sensing devices modulate their information on top of existing wireless signals. The task of this project is to apply these or related technologies in sensor-actuator networks by developing new protocols,new hardware designs and applying the technology in new exciting application domains such as sensor-actuator networks.
The candidate should have a Master of Science in computer engineering, electrical engineering or equivalent, ideally with a strong background in hardware, low-level software and wireless communication. Experience with developing sensor node hardware, energy harvesting, backscatter or RFID is a plus.
The position is for at most five years, and includes department duties (mainly teaching) at a level of at most 20%, as well as course participation. Good English communication skills, both spoken and written, are required.
The application should include a description of yourself, your research interests, reasons for applying for this particular PhD position and past experience (max.3 pages), a CV, copies of relevant university degrees and transcripts, relevant publications, a copy of your MSc thesis (or a summary in case the thesis is ongoing) and other relevant documents. Candidates are encouraged to provide up to three letters of recommendation and contact information to reference persons. We would also like to know your earliest possible date forstarting.
Please note that applications can only be accepted via the web interface link below (and not via email).
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/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=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.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: As soon as possible, temporary position.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Prof. Thiemo Voigt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please submit your application by 25 January 2018, UFV-PA 2018/44.
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
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 2018/44
Last application date: 2018-01-25