4 PhD Positions at Chalmers University of Technology

28 September 2012

About the positions

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology  has opened 4 PhD positions. The Department has 76 faculty members and enrolls about 70 PhD students from more than 30 countries. The research spans the whole spectrum, from theoretical underpinnings to applied systems development. There is extensive national and international collaboration with academia and industry all around the world.  We particularly encourage applicants with interests in:

  • Programming language-based security (up to 2 positions). For more information on this point visit this page, or contact Andrei Sabelfeld (andrei _at_ chalmers.se).
  • Parallel algorithms and data structures in heterogeneous multi-core systems. For more information on this point visit this page, or contact Philippas Tsigas (tsigas _at_ cahalmers.se).
  • Privacy through language-based security and formal methods. For more information on this point visit this page or contact Gerardo Schneider (gerardo.schneider _at_ ituniv.se).

The employment is expected to start early 2013 (deviations are negotiable). As a Ph.D. student you are employed by Chalmers and will receive a salary according to current salary agreements (starting salary at present: approx. 25000SEK before taxes). A maximum of 20% of your time will be devoted to other duties at the department, mainly teaching. The remaining time will be devoted to your own courses and research within the project and you are expected to obtain a Ph.D. within a maximum of 5 years.


Applicants shall have a Master’s Degree or corresponding (Sw. civilingenjörsexamen) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or in a related discipline. As for all PhD studies, a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, orally as well as literally, are needed. You may apply even though you might not have completed your degree yet, but expect to do so before the position starts.

Knowledge of Swedish is not a prerequisite for application. English is our working language for research. Both Swedish and English are used in undergraduate courses. Half of our researchers and PhD students are native Swedes; the rest come from more than 30 different countries.

Additional information

The deadline for application is 31st of October 2012.

Information on how to apply can be found on the URL’s above. Watch the following videos to find out more about life and studies in Gothenburg: