PhD student in backscatter communication
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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. More info: http://www.it.uu.se
The Department of Information Technology is opening a PhD student position for highly motivated individuals interested in conducting outstanding research in the area of security and backscatter communication. You will join one of the leading research groups with publications at the most prestigious conferences in the area.
Duties/Project description: The overall contribution of this project is to enable secure battery-free Internet of Things networks based on backscatter communication by leveraging cooperation among devices. Focus of the research is to derive general methods and building blocks to reduce device complexity, enable security, and to improve reliability and predictability of backscatter networks. Among the expected achievements are prototype implementations to demonstrate and evaluate the research results.
As for all PhD students, a genuine interest and curiosity in the subject matter and excellent analytical and communication skills, both oral and written, are required.
The position is for at most five years, and includes department duties (mainly teaching) at a level of at most 20%, as well as course participation. The candidate will be expected to teach in English or Swedish.
Requirements: The candidate must have a Master of Science in computer science or electrical engineering, or equivalent. The ideal candidate for the position has a solid background in wireless communication or information security, preferably both.
Additional qualifications: Further experience with hardware/radio-frequency design, low-level programming of distributed systems is helpful.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: As soon as possible or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %.
For further information about the position please contact: Prof. Christian Rohner, Division of Computer Systems, E-mail: email@example.com
Please submit your application by 25 August 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2757.
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Placement: Department of Information Technology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2757
Last application date: 2021-08-25
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