Halmstad University, Akademin för informationsteknologi

Recent growth in the research activities and the well-established educational programs of the School of Information Technology (ITE) is enabling a significant expansion. In 2018 the total research expenditures exceeded 70 MSEK and the school hosted over 850 students. Over the next two years, the School will grow significantly. 

The recruited persons main duties will be to do research. Depending on interest, teaching duties might be included. The postdoctoral researcher will be carrying out research in a highly international research environment at the department of Computing and Electronics for Real-Time and Embedded Systems  (CERES), School of Information Technology, Halmstad University, Sweden, see https://www.hh.se/ceres-en. The research project is funded by ELLIIT, see http://www.liu.se/elliit, and will be carried out in collaboration with Lund University. Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications is a crucial component of future autonomous vehicles. Our objective is to design V2X protocols for maneuver coordination which would serve as a basis for Levels 3-4 autonomous driving and enable safe cooperative maneuvering in urban environments.

Principal duties
The duties will be:

  • To undertake research in one or several of the application domains where the University conducts research
  • To contribute to academic publications and conference papers (where appropriate leading on these)
  • To contribute to report writing

In Sweden the position of postdoctoral researcher is a qualifying appointment, which is intended to enable the employee to develop their independence as a researcher and to obtain merits that may develop their competence for another position with higher eligibility requirements. 

The applicant should have a PhD degree in Information Technology or closely related fields. The degree should be awarded not later than three years before the application deadline. An ideal candidate would have expertise in vehicular networking, wireless communications, edge computing, cloud control. The applicant must demonstrate a currently active research profile in the above fields. Understanding and/or experience in international standardisation in V2X is a merit.

The scientific production is expected to be published in high-quality, peer-reviewed research journals and conferences. Documented experience from innovation, research and development in an industrial environment is also a strong merit. The applicant should share the value that diversity and equality among researchers and teachers brings higher quality to research and education.

For appointment as a postdoc, the following assessment criteria will be applied:

  • Ability to conduct research of high international quality in vehicular networking
  • Documented experience from research in collaboration with industrial partners and/or interdisciplinary teams
  • Ability to conduct high-quality teaching and to develop courses at different levels
  • Experience in supervision of master / PhD students
  • Ability to attract external funding
  • Dynamism, curiosity, independence, creativity and good teamwork
  • Willingness to address opportunities and challenges within cooperative automated driving

Salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate.

Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system Varbi (see link on this page).

The application package shall consist of:
1) a cover letter stating the purpose of the application and a brief statement of why you believe that your goals are well-matched with the goals of this position, together with a description of future research plans

2) a CV that includes at least
- a list of previous degrees, with dates and institutions
- a complete list of publications with 2-3 most relevant ones for this position marked
- a description of previous research and other work experience and links to online copies of the most important publications

3) contact information for at least three references.

For further information, please contact head of department Pererik Andreasson(pererik.andreasson@hh.se) or professor Alexey Vinel (alexey.vinel@hh.se) .

General Information
We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our organisation. We therefore welcome applicants with different backgrounds, gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.

Read more about Halmstad University at http://hh.se/english/discover/discoverhalmstaduniversity.9285.html


Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2020-11-01 or as soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Halmstad
County Hallands län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2020/60
  • Pererik Andreasson , 035-167668
Union representative
  • Kristina Hildebrand, Saco-S, 070-7721015
  • Camilla Soto, ST, 035-167242
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 035-167655
Published 08.Sep.2020
Last application date 28.Sep.2020 11:59 PM CEST

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