Doctoral Student in Real-Time Systems

Royal Institute of Technology

Sweden

Doctoral student in Real-Time Systems

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Information and Communication Technology

Embedded systems take over an increasing number of vital functions in society. The design process for these systems has to ensure that all design constraints and requirements are met, e.g. the system meets all its timing requirements, the available memory is not exceeded, etc. In larger safety-critical industrial systems, like cars or planes, several applications with individual design constraints share the same platform. It is therefore important that different applications don't affect each other. In addition the runtime mechanisms (for example a Real-Time Operating System) need to guarantee the timelines of the applications. With the advent of multi-and many-core processors a large amount of computational resources is available but challenges such as contention on shared resources remain. In this context, the PhD project will work on topics such as timing analysis, and techniques for predicatable execution on multi- and many-core platforms.

Supervision: Matthias Becker and Ingo Sander.

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • Help torelocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
  • Requirements for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

The ideal candidate has also knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Real-Time Systems, Scheduling Theory, Formal Methods, Embedded Systems, Embedded Software, Compilers, Computer Architecture. The candidate is expected to be curious, ambitious and strongly motivated to conduct research. The candidate should have the ability to work individually and in teams. 

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As agreed
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2020-0798
Contact
Tysse Norlindh Falk, tysse@kth.se
Matthias Becker, mabecker@kth.se
Published 09.Apr.2020
Last application date 15.May.2020 11:59 PM CET


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