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Senior Researcher – AI / Machine Learning and networking

Do you want to develop future smart networks based on AI together with us? Do you have a passion for smart networks and are able to design and develop future networks and network management solutions making use of AI/ML technology? Then you might be the person we are looking for!

In our operations in Kista there is a large part of RISE digital systems research with, among other things, the Department of Computer Science where our unit is included. We run both research projects with high academic quality and more applied projects directly with industry. Our unit has mainly works with embedded systems and smart networks where we have collaborations with partners from telecom, IoT technology and society (e.g. municipalities). As a researcher in our team, you will have the opportunity to work in a growing company with great development opportunities. You become an important team player in a committed team with high competence and who value working in close cooperation, both within the team and with other departments at RISE as well as our external partners.

About the role
In your role as a researcher in AI/ML based smart networks, you will mainly work in Kista. Our projects have great variety but are focused in wireless 5G networks, edge AI and network management. In your role you are also in touch with our project partners, and we believe that you look forward to being our leading researcher and expert in the projects. Your most important tasks are mainly to:

  • Lead and participate in cutting-edge research projects
  • Participate in defining research activities
  • Work on high-quality research proposals with internal and external partners
  • Publish high-quality research results in leading publication venues
  • Supervisor students both at PhD and MSc level

Who are you?
As a researcher in our team, we believe that you are a solution-oriented person driven by taking on new challenges. Since the role involves daily contact with customers and other stakeholders, we believe that you enjoy social contexts and are service-oriented with a pronounced customer focus. Through your structured and independent way of working, you come to your right in an environment that is not always static.

You have experience in leading and participating in research projects in the area of artificial intelligence or networking and ideally in the intersection of the two. An additional interest or track record in Internet of Things, 5G networks and network management is a plus. You have a track record in acquiring project grants at both national and international level. You have participated in leading roles in international or national projects. 

You have relevant postgraduate education from university or equivalent, preferably with a focus on wireless networks and 5G, artificial intelligence / machine learning. It is a merit if you have experience in development in C or C++ for embedded systems and also experience with Linux or similar operating systems. It is also a great advantage if you have experience with WiFi, 5G networking, software defined networking, etc. Since our partners are both in Sweden and outside Sweden, we see that you have good ability to express yourself in speech and writing in English.

Are we right for each other?
Our research unit, Connected Intelligence, is growing and we want to expand our team in Kista. That's why we're looking for a researcher with a keen interest in both research and practical application of next generation AI-enabled networks and who are ready for your next challenge.

At RISE we like difference and we are convinced that diversity contributes to an innovative environment where we together challenge boundaries and develop new knowledge and competence for the future. With us, passionate problem solvers meet to solve some of the world's most important, and perhaps most interesting, problems. We can't promise you a simple job, but what we can promise you is a bunch of dedicated colleagues and some really exciting societal challenges to deal with. You will work in a dynamic environment that gives you development opportunities both professionally and personally. With us you will have the opportunity to make a real difference. Welcome to the Swedish research institute and innovation partner.

Welcome with your application!
If you have any questions your welcome to contact Joakim Eriksson, Senior Researcher and Head of Unit Connected Intelligence, at +46 70 321 38 41. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2020. Interviews will be conducted continuously during the application period.

Our trade union representative is: Jonas Söderberg, RISE SICS AB, Saco, +46 70 666 15 87.


artificial intelligence, smart networks, research projects, computer science, Kista, RISE

About the position



Contract type

Permanent position

Job type

Research - e.g. Researchers/Postdoctors/PhD students

Contact person

Joakim Eriksson
+46 70 321 38 41

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