PhD student in Software Engineering and Software Sustainability

Uppsala University
May 31, 2023
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PhD student in Software Engineering and Software Sustainability

Published: 2023-03-22

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in 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 over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

The Department of Information Technology has a leading position in research and education. The Department currently has about 300 employees, including 120 teachers and 110 PhD students. More than 4000 students study one or more courses at the department each year. You can find more information about us at the web page of the department of Information Technology.

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Duties A sustainable software system could be defined as energy-efficient with a minimum environmental impact and a positive impact on social and/or economic sustainability. Sustainability of software systems is an important challenge for the IT community as more and more people are adopting software solutions in different fields, and with the advances in ICT their use will keep increasing. This increase in software systems use comes at a cost to the environment. A key challenge in the design of sustainable software systems is to provide users with high-quality software products without compromising their energy-efficiency. The main focus of this thesis project will be to identify novel approaches to design software systems that provide an acceptable trade-off between software sustainability and quality-in-use (i.e., quality perceived by end-users). In this multidisciplinary thesis project, the successful candidate will get to work on more than one branch of knowledge. The outcome of this thesis project will bridge between software engineering, human-computer interaction, and software sustainability.

The position is for at most five years and includes department duties (mainly teaching) at a level of at most 20%.

Requirements To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master's (second-cycle) degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master's level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.
  • The ideal candidate for the position has a solid background in software engineering.

    In addition to the above, applicants should be able to work well both on their own and with others in a diverse group. These competencies are as important as the technical qualifications.

    Excellent skills in spoken and written English are a requirement.

    Additional qualifications Experience in at least one of the following areas: requirements engineering, human-computer interaction, and computer architecture.

    A broad interest in computer science, curiosity in the subject, and demonstrated independence.

    The application should include:

  • A statement of the applicant's motivation for applying for this particular position, including the candidate's research interests, and evidence of the applicant's ability to work in a group (maximum 2 pages)
  • A curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A copy of relevant diplomas and transcripts (translated into English or Swedish)
  • A copy of the MSc thesis (or a draft thereof).
  • The earliest possible starting date.
  • Contact information for at least one reference (but no reference letter).
  • Promising applicants will be invited for an interview on-site before hiring.

    Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

    About the employment The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7 . Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

    For further information about the position, please contact: Sofia Ouhbi, Computing Science Division, e-mail: [email protected]

    Please submit your application by 31 May 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1089.

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    Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

    Placement: Department of Information Technology

    Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

    Pay: Fixed salary

    Number of positions: 1

    Working hours: 100%

    Town: Uppsala

    County: Uppsala län

    Country: Sweden

    Union representative: ST/TCO [email protected] Seko Universitetsklubben [email protected] Saco-rådet [email protected]

    Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/1089

    Last application date: 2023-05-31

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