PhD student in Electronics on sound imaging systems with machine learning

Mittuniversitetet, Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering

At the department, education is conducted in the subjects of computer engineering, electronics, electrical engineering and sound production. The research at the department takes place at the research center Sensible Things that Communicate ( and deals with sensor-based systems and services for use within the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.

The research center STC (Sensible Things that Communicate, is looking for a PhD student in sound imaging systems. The research will be carried out together with industrial partners in a larger project that integrates technology challenges in sensor technology for industrial and medical applications.

Job descriptionWe offer a PhD position in sound-based measurement technology focused on studying sound imaging systems with microphone arrays, beamforming and classification with machine learning. The position is related to collaborating research groups with activities in machine learning, sound analysis and image analysis as well as artificial intelligence. The research for the service is carried out in close collaboration with national and international partners.

The focus of the position is in the area of sound imaging for the characterization, positioning and classification of sounds. The service may also include implementation aspects of machine learning models on embedded systems. Work can be experimental and theoretical in nature and include data collection, development and verification of models, and generalization of solutions.

Entry requirements

General entry requirements include a second-cycle level qualification, or fulfilment of courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits must be at second-cycle level, or the equivalent knowledge gained in some other way in Sweden or abroad. Specific entry requirements include at least 90 credits in the subject of electrical engineering, computer technology or the equivalent knowledge gained in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Assessment criteria

In addition to the formal entry requirements, the selection will also be based on the relevance of prior knowledge for working with sound, beamforming and machine learning, relevance in thesis work, project work, courses and interviews with the applicants. Signal processing of audio, use of microphone arrays for positioning purposes and experience with various machine learning models are seen as an advantage.

Personal qualities such as cooperativeness and initiative will be weighed together with the formal subject knowledge. A brief description of the applicant’s visions and goals must be included in the application.

Employment processProcessing of the appointment will comply with the provisions in Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance, and will be carried out in accordance with Mid Sweden University’s Employment Procedures.

Terms of employmentThe doctoral position refers to a position corresponds to four years of full-time studies and is expected to lead to a doctoral degree. Date of entry by agreement.

Initial doctoral student positions are valid for a maximum of one year, after which the position may be renewed by no longer than two years at a time. Provisions regarding doctoral studentship employment can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

 Place of employment: Sundsvall

 Salary: According to Mid Sweden University’s salary scale for doctoral students.Information

Further information is provided by the head of department, Patrik Österberg, Telephone, +46 (0)10 142 86 14 and associate professor Jan Lundgren, Telephone +46 (0)10 142 85 56. See also STC’s website

Application documents must be submitted in Swedish or English. The application must contain curriculum vitae, copies of grades and diplomas, indication of the desired research area as above, and other documents that are requested to be cited.

Welcome with your application via our recruitment system no later than 2023-06-14.

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  • Contract type

    Full time

  • First day of employment

    Date of entry by agreement

  • Salary

    According to Mid Sweden University’s salary scale for doctoral students

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    Västernorrlands län

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    MIUN 2023/1393

  • Union representative
    1. Ummis Jonsson, SACO, 010-1428809
    2. Per Bergman, Fackförbundet ST, 010-1428371
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