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Postdoc in Industrial Digitalisation

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    Forskare, IT

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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  • Publicerad

    23 augusti

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    1 oktober

Om jobbet

Mälardalen University is growing and evolving due to increased research funding from the Swedish Government. Join our team on this exciting journey towards MDU`s vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where together we shape a sustainable future. You can make a difference. Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.
Around 20 000 students are currently studying courses and programmes with us in the various domains. We offer education in areas such as design and communication, economics, health, engineering and technology, preschool and compulsory school teacher training as well as in chamber music and opera. In most of our areas we also offer programmes entirely taught in English. We conduct research in all disciplinary domains and our research in Future Energy and Embedded Systems is internationally prominent.
Mälardalen University is located in Sweden, on both sides of Lake Mälaren, with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Mälardalen is a region dominated by strong growth with several multinational companies based here such as ABB, Volvo, Westinghouse, Alstom and Northvolt. We enjoy close cooperation with the region’s private sector, municipalities, and county councils.

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment, 2 years
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2022-10-01
Campus location: Eskilstuna
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

Digitalisation has been identified as a main enabler towards smart and sustainable production. In this direction, at Mälardalen University, we are working on several research projects in close collaboration with leading manufacturing companies to develop state-of-the-art knowledge in the areas of digitalisation and smart production to support a digital transformation in industry.   

We are looking for a skilled Ph.D. in the area of Industrial Digitalisation, with competences and experience in the development, use and integration of digital technologies in industrial contexts, to join us in different research projects and strengthen our dynamic research environment in smart production. 

The tasks of the position mainly consist of research but also teaching and supervision of master and bachelor students, in the areas of production and logistics. 

In addition, the appointment requires to actively act to create new funding, applications for research grants, and to participate in strengthening the research and managing of projects in collaboration with industrial and academic partners. 

The candidate is expected to work closely with members within Product and Production Development (PPU) research group and the MDU staff and other scientific partners, as well as the national industrial partners of the university.

The position is a temporary employment of 2 years.

Qualifications requirements

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in production engineering and management, Industrial engineering and management, automation,  mechanical engineering, supply chain management, or equivalent. The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before the end of the application period.

The applicant should have demonstrated the ability to carry out both independent and team-based research within a national environment, as well as worked with the transfer of research findings towards industrial application.

The requirement for the position also includes:

  • Research experience and knowledge in the areas of industrial digitalisation, and smart production, in particularly in the development, use and integration of digital technologies in industrial contexts.
  • Experience with empirical research conducted in industrial settings.
  • Experience of different forms of collaborative research projects, in particular industrial cooperation research projects
  • Experience of supervision of master/bachelor thesis students
  • Experience from teaching of master and bachelor level relation to the position
  • Already developed academic and industrial networks.
Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organisation. 


Publication in leading conferences and journals, as well as a track record of collaboration with industrial partners are considered a merit. Understanding of industrial prerequisites and needs, in particular, experience in the fields of industrial digitalisation, smart production, and collaborative research with industry are considered of merit.

Previous experience in teaching and supervision of students is a merit.  


Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post to:

Mälardalen University
Division of Human Resources 2022/1097
Box 883
721 23 Västerås

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application!


We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

Union representatives:

Michaël Le Duc (SACO), tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 02
Susanne Meijer (OFR), Tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89


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