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PhD student position in 3D Data Processing and Visualization

About the workplace

University of Gävle hereby advertises a position as PhD student in Geospatial Information Science placed at the Department of Computer and Spatial Sciences. The groups research has a tradition in applied geodesy, geographical information systems (GIS), and 3D visualization.

University of Gävle (HiG) was founded in 1977, and has 14 500 students, 50 study programmes, about 500 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.

The campus at Kungsbäck in Gävle offers a beautiful study and research environment with all departments gathered in one place which is only a few minutes from the city centre. HiG is located in a scenic area with Gävle River and the Boulogner Forest as its closest neighbours. Located in carefully re-built historic regiment buildings the University provides a stimulating environment where the distance between students, teachers and researchers is close.

För mer information: http://www.hig.se


Work tasks

We are now looking for a graduate student to our research Group in Geospatial Information Science at the Department of Computer and Spatial Sciences and Land Management. The position is linked to a recently started and partly EU-funded research project aiming at developing knowledge on how 3D digitalization techniques can stimulate innovation in companies within the region. The PhD student will be mainly involved in research, development and evaluation of novel solutions for 3D data processing, mostly towards 2D/3D visualization. Also, participation in teaching will to limited extend be part of the task. The research is directed towards development of new or optimized algorithms within the aforementioned sub-areas of 3D data management, as well as on validation studies and experiments. Some of the teaching activities will comprise participation in workshops aimed at industrial representatives. The PhD position is a fulltime employment over a period of up to five years. The workplace is at the University campus in Gävle.



For employment as a doctoral student, a master's degree is required in a subject relevant for 3D data processing, or other education that the employer finds equivalent. The position requires good ability to work independently and with others. The applicant must, with regard to the employment role and tasks demonstrate good ability to express themselves in speech and writing in English.

As a postgraduate student, you should also be able to discuss and explain your research for people who are not active within your own subject. In connection with the appointment, the main focus shall be on the degree of ability to successfully pursue PhD level education.

Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis work are required for the employment, for example in algorithm development, geometric algorithms, positioning techniques, or computer graphics / visualization.


Scope of employment
Form of employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Full-time

Last application date: 2019-05-30
Reference number: HIG-STÖD 2019/288
Send a digital application via the link "Sök tjänsten" below

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

In the event of linguistic differences in the advertisement, the Swedish advertisement is the original. The Swedish ad can be found on the University's website, www.hig.se


Anställningsform: Tidsbegränsad anställning
Omfattning: Heltid
Antal platser: 1


Sista ansökningsdag: 2019-06-03

Arbetsgivarens referensnummer: HIG-STÖD 2019/288

Upplysningar lämnas av:

Jonas Boustedt
Head of department
Telefon: 026-64 87 72, 070-1914525
E-post: jonas.boustedt@hig.se

Stefan Seipel
Telefon: 026- 64 85 63
E-post: ssl@hig.se


Publicerad av: Gustav Jappevik Sidansvarig: Veronica Liljeroth Sidan uppdaterades: 2019-04-03
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)