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[ecrea] Ph.D employment with a focus on data-driven digital innovation

Fri Jun 15 01:32:49 GMT 2018

Ph.D employment with a focus on data-driven digital innovation

Sort on published: 2018-06-04

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

This announcement concerns a PhD position in information systems in collaboration with the Swedish Research School on Management and Information Technology ( The successful applicant will pursue their PhD within the Digital Innovation Gotland Graduate Academy, a collaboration between Uppsala University and local industry and public administration at Gotland. The doctoral student placement is located at Uppsala University, Campus Gotland, in Visby.

Tasks/project description

Generally, research in information systems is on the use and development of IT systems, where it deals with the interaction between developers, users, businesses and society. The purpose is to increase understanding of how IT can create values for different stakeholders. The research is both theoretical and practical. Different methods are used as traditional social science qualitative and quantitative methods (including interviews and surveys) as well as design and evaluation of IT systems. More information about the research in information systems can be found at


We are looking for someone with a genuine interest in and good knowledge of data-driven innovation. Experience in conceptual modeling, digital platforms and the development of data-driven e-services and information infrastructures is a plus. Suitable background is a Master's degree in information systems, computer science, informatics or equivalent.

A general description of postgraduate education in information systems can be found in the general study plan available at Holders of doctoral position must mainly devote themselves to their own postgraduate education. Other work at the department may be included within the scope of the employment of a maximum of 20% of full time. For employment as a PhD student, the holder is required or will be admitted to postgraduate education, where the degree of ability to apply for postgraduate education is crucial. Provisions for doctoral students are found in the Higher Education Ordinance (2006: 1053), Chapters 1 to 7, §§.
Local guidelines are set for payroll placement.
A person may be employed as a PhD student for a maximum of eight years, but no longer than equivalent to full-time postgraduate education for four years.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.

Starting date: 2018-09-01

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position please contac
Pär Ågerfalk, e-mail: (par.agerfalk /at/, phn: +46 18 471 1064 or Jonas Sjöström, e-mail: (jonas.sjostrom /at/, phn: +46 18 471 7702 .

Please submit your application by June 28 2018, UFV-PA 2018/2158.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at (ifss /at/

We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.

Placement: Department of Informatics and Media

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Gotland

County: Gotlands län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/2158

Last application date: 2018-06-28
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