Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The department of Electrical Engineering (ISY) is central to the engineering education at the Institute of Technology, one of four faculties at Linköping University, and this regards both basic and applied knowledge. The research is based on industrial needs, and ranges from basic research to direct application in collaboration projects.

We are looking for 1-2 PhD students in Automatic Control.

Your work assignments
The area of research for this recruitment is complex networks, in particular multiagent dynamics. The research will span various topics, from learning the interaction pattern among the agents from experimental data, to investigating topological properties of the underlying graph. The students will develop dynamical models and apply them to e.g. socio-technological networks. The research will deal with both theoretical and computational aspects.

As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your workplace
The division of Automatic Control at Linköping University carries out research, undergraduate and postgraduate education within control, sensor fusion, system identification, autonomous systems, robotics, complex networks, optimization, and learning control.

Your qualifications
You have graduated at Master’s level in automatic control/signal processing/system theory/applied mathematics or a related field, or completed courses with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 of which must be in advanced courses. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

Interest in the fields of Systems & Control and Complex Networks will be considered a plus.

We will write a study plan at the start of the employment, which means that a statement of intentions for your research studies does not have to be included in the application.

Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at.

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest November 4.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within the Department of Electrical Engineering are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Claudio Altafini


+4613 281373

Lina Florvik

HR partner

+ 4613 281925

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