Linköping University

PhD student in Information Coding

2024-06-14 (Europe/Stockholm)
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Reference number LiU-2024-02586

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The Department of Electrical Engineering (ISY) is central in various engineering educations both in terms of basic knowledge and applied courses. The research is mainly based on industrial needs and ranges from very basic questions to more application-related questions. Read more at:

We are now looking for a PhD student in Information Coding.

Your work assignments

The research will focus on the inner workings of quantum computers, and what property that makes them more powerful than ordinary classical computers. A necessary property of quantum systems is so called quantum contextuality which is somewhat similar to non-locality that received the Nobel prize in physics 2022. This project will research quantum contextuality at a detailed level, and how different kinds of quantum contextuality can make quantum computers faster than classical computers. The project is financed by the Swedish science council, and the long-term goal is to enable better tools for building well-functioning quantum computers.

As a PhD student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your qualifications

You have completed a degree at advanced level in Electrical Engineering/Applied Physics or completed courses of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or in some other way acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Selection for postgraduate education takes place according to the assessed ability to assimilate the postgraduate education. When filling this position, the following competencies will be particularly considered:

- For the dissertation and the subject relevant knowledge and skills, for example demonstrated through completed courses at advanced level especially related to quantum computers, quantum computer algorithms, and the foundations of quantum mechanics, but also more in general mathematics, theoretical physics, mathematical modelling, and programming.

- Ability to work independently and ability to formulate and tackle technical and scientific problems.

- Good ability for written and oral communication, including good knowledge of English in terms of both speech and writing. We produce a study plan when the employment begins, so a declaration of intent does not need to be sent with the application.

Your workplace

You will work at the Division of Information Coding that conducts research as well as undergraduate and postgraduate education. Read more at For more information about working at ISY, please visit:

The employment

When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at Doctoral studies at Linköping University

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances. Please contact for more information about working as a PhD student at ISY.

Starting date by agreement.

Background screening may come to be carried out before any decision on employment is made.

Salary and employment benefits

The salary of PhD students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives

Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure

Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must reach Linköping University no later than June 14, 2024.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives - diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody's equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Jan-Åke Larsson
Professor, Head of Department
+46 13 281468
Karin Blomdahl
HR Coordinator
Rebecka Delvert
HR Partner

Job details

PhD student in Information Coding
Linköping University Linköping, Sweden
Application deadline
2024-06-14 23:59 (Europe/Stockholm)
2024-06-14 23:59 (CET)
Job type
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