PhD Student in AI / Machine Learning - Reinforcement Learning

Chalmers University of Technology
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Job Description

Information about the division and the department

The CSE department is a joint department at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, with activities on two campuses in the city of Gothenburg. The department is divided into four divisions, and employs around 270 people from over 30 countries. Research in the department has a wide span, from theoretical foundations to applied systems development. We provide high quality education at the bachelor's, master's, and graduate levels, offering over 120 courses each year. The Data Science & AI (DSAI) division is one of four divisions in department with focus on fundamental and applied research on AI and machine learning at high international standards. Research in our division is collaborative and interdisciplinary with strong connections to various industries (e.g., pharmaceutical, transport and energy sectors).

Major responsibilities

The major responsibilities for a PhD student position in the division include conducting doctoral research within the framework of the outlined research project and coursework. The PhD student will be enrolled in a graduate program in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering.

The PhD student is expected to develop novel ideas and communicate scientific results orally as well as in written form. In addition, the position includes 20% departmental work, mostly as a teaching assistant in Chalmers' undergraduate and masters-level courses or performing other departmental tasks.

Read more about doctoral studies at Chalmers here.


To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If Swedish is not your native language, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Contract terms

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

We offer

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg.

Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with reference number 20240146 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, reference number)

  • CV
  • Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
  • Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, ref.number)

1-3 pages where you:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:

  • Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
  • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Please note: The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete. Incomplete applications and applications sent by email will not be considered.

Application deadline: 2024-06-10

For questions, please contact:

Associate Professor Morteza Haghir Chehreghani, Data Science & AI division, CSE,

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Chalmers University of Technology

Chalmers University of Technology, situated in Gothenburg, Sweden, is a premier private research institution. Renowned for its expertise in engineering and science, Chalmers also boasts research and educational programs spanning shipping, architecture, and management. With a workforce of around 3,100 and a student body of 10,000, it stands as a dynamic hub of innovation and learning.

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