The School of Engineering, The Department of Computing

The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive technical education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct advanced research in several technological areas. We collaborate with the surrounding society to develop new technology and spread knowledge to strengthen the competitiveness of companies. Working with us, you are close to colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

The Department of Computing at the School of Engineering within Jönköping University. The department is focused on research related to Human and Industrial AI as well as education in Computer Science and AI.


Working tasks

As a doctoral student at Jönköping University, the working time is devoted primarily to doctoral studies. This includes studying doctoral courses, participating in scientific conferences, publishing scientific papers, potentially writing a licentiate thesis and finally a doctoral dissertation.

As a doctoral student, you will conduct research on advanced data analytics for predictive maintenance, developing algorithms and methods for problems like anomaly detection and remaining useful lifetime estimation. An important focus will be on uncertainty quantification, using existing frameworks and developing new solutions to improve decision support.

In this research project will you as a doctoral student be involved in all of the research processes as follows:

  • Develop and evaluate algorithms and methods for predictive maintenance.
  • Develop and evaluate new and improved algorithms and methods for uncertainty quantification.
  • Investigate the use of uncertainty quantification frameworks to support decision-making related to anomaly detection and remaining useful lifetime estimations.
  • Develop algorithmic solutions and integrate them into software and processes.
  • Communicate findings and recommendations to both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Publish papers or articles in relevant conferences or journals.
  • Your duties will also involve teaching in bachelor- and master-level courses.

The research will be done in close collaboration with industrial partners. Up to 20% of the working time may be allocated for teaching and administrative work.


Your profile

To be eligible for the position, you have a Master’s degree or have achieved at least 240 credits/ECTS, of which a minimum of 60 credits/ECTS must have been achieved at the second cycle level, or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad.

For you who are applying for the position, it is important to have a strong background in machine learning, data analytics, and statistics.

Furthermore, you should have:

  • proficiency in programming languages such as Python and R
  • experience in working with large datasets and data preprocessing.

To succeed and thrive in the role, we see it as necessary that you have good collaboration and communication skills, the ability to finish dedicated assignments/tasks on time and an excellent level of the English language, both written and oral, is expected.

It is meritorious if you have:

  • documented experience of academic research
  • industrial software development work experience
  • proficiency in Swedish.



We offer a fully financed full-time position which is limited in accordance with the applicable collective agreement for doctoral students. The start date of the employment is 2023-07-01 or according to an agreement.

Employment as a doctoral student normally covers five years, of which four years (80%) consist of full-time studies. The employment is extended annually based on the individual study plan. The salary is regulated according to a special doctoral student ladder.

The School of Engineering encourages applications of both female and male applicants. We are actively working for a more balanced distribution between male and female researchers/teachers. We value having an organization made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities, which is why we encourage applications from all backgrounds. We are committed to equality and diversity within our organization.



Welcome with your application, no later than 2023-04-23.
We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible.

Your application is preferred in PDF form through our recruitment system and must include:

  • a personal cover letter
  • a cv
  • attested certificates and diploma
  • potential publication record (optional)
  • contact information to at least two (2) references.

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Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace, and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2023/1202-211
  • Tuwe Löfström, +4636-101108
Union representative
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +4636-101647
Published 09.Mar.2023
Last application date 23.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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