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Doctoral student (Licentiate) in Medical Data Analytics & Machine Learning

8 days ago | Closing on Jun 28
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student (Licentiate) in Medical Data Analytics & Machine Learning
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH.
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Published: 8 days ago
Application deadline: Jun 28
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral student (Licentiate) in Medical Data Analytics & Machine Learning

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.

The Department of Information Science and Engineering consists of faculty members, researchers and doctoral students who contribute to a high professional standard of intensive work and quality results, as well as to a friendly and open environment. The staff has a multicultural background and the working language is English.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering

We are looking for a Licentiate thesis student in the area of Medical Data Analytics: The department is closely working with a medical institution for online medical data analysis. The primary objective is prediction of infection for babies from physiological markers. The tools and technologies are primarily from deep machine learning and optimization. The medical institution actively takes part in the project by providing data and medical knowledge for interpreting the data and prediction outcomes.

What we offer

The Licentiate program provides world-class education, including a large list of graduate courses ensuring an in-depth development of relevant competences and skills.KTH offers an attractive working environment, generous remuneration, as well as other employment benefits. A Licentiate student at KTH has many opportunities to participate at conferences, projects and other relevant events, which will extend professional network and benefit future career.

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), 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 within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

The applicant is expected to hold or to be about to receive an MSc degree in Mathematics/Statistics, Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Science.The successful applicant should have an outstanding academic track record, and well developed analytical and problem solving skills including programming skills to develop data analytics platforms. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to publish and present results at international conferences and in international journals.

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach,
  • analyse and work with complex issues and
  • ability to collaborate with medical practitioners.

Target degree: Licentiate degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH's website.

Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

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 / Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue advanced level studies, what are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum 2 pages long.
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a link to the full text.

Other

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
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-2018-1328
Contact:
  1. Mikael Skoglund, Head of Department, skoglund@kth.se
  2. Mikael Visén, HR Officer, rekrytering@ee.kth.se, +46 8 790 84 89
Published: 2018-06-14
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