PhD student in Computer Science with Specialization in Industrial IoT Systems

Mälardalen University
November 30, 2023
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PhD student in Computer Science with Specialization in Industrial IoT

Systems Västeras

Mälardalen University is growing and evolving due to increased research funding from the Swedish Government. Join our team on this exciting journey towards MDU`s vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where together we shape a sustainable future. You can make a difference. Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.

Around 17 000 students are currently studying courses and programmes with us in the various domains. We offer education in areas such as design and communication, economics, health, engineering and technology, preschool and compulsory school teacher training as well as in chamber music and opera. In most of our areas we also offer programmes entirely taught in English. We conduct research in all disciplinary domains and our research in Future Energy and Embedded Systems is internationally prominent.

Mälardalen University is located in Sweden, on both sides of Lake Mälaren, with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Mälardalen is a region dominated by strong growth with several multinational companies based here such as ABB, Volvo, Westinghouse, Alstom and Northvolt. We enjoy close cooperation with the region's private sector, municipalities, and county councils.

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment Scope: Full time Closing date for application: 2023-11-30 Campus location: Västeras School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT), NES

Position description

The VINNOVA-funded project “iSecure: Developing Predictable and Secure IoT for Autonomous Systems” is announcing a PhD position in industrial IoT systems with the focus on developing solutions for supporting predictable and secured communications among IoT devices. The goal of the project is to design secure digital platforms leveraging the edge, fog and cloud computing for enhancing development, production and support. The current digital platform architectures for IoT lack timing guarantees for short latency data communication among IoT devices. On the other hand, they lack proper mechanisms for data privacy and security. iSecure has ambitions to overcome such limitations at the end of the project, that will run for 3 years. The project is a strong collaboration among Mälardalen University, Senseair, Addiva, and CanaryBit.


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. For futher information see Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100).

To qualify as a PhD student for this project, you should have a master's level degree in computer science, computer engineering, or software engineering. Strong knowledge of computer networks, industrial communication systems, and software engineering is essential. Moreover, prior knowledge about embedded systems, real-time systems, and real-time networks are needed. The position requires a strong motivation for research, good verbal and written communication skills in English.


It is a merit if you have a background in IoT systems, programming in C and Matlab, and embedded systems.

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. Personal qualities needed in this position are the ability to cooperate in a group as well as to work individually. You also need the ability to plan for your research. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.


Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Union representatives:

Michaël Le Duc (SACO), tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 02 Susanne Meijer (OFR), Tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89

Contact person

Mohammad Ashjaei

Associate Professor

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Alessio Bucaioni

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Moris Behnam


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