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Postdoctoral fellow in Human Factors - Safety training

  • Yrkesroll

    Universitets- och högskolelektor

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    10 mars

  • Sök jobbet senast

    10 april

Om jobbet

Welcome to Linnaeus University. A place for knowledge, ideas and development. For growth and future faith. In Smaland, in the world.


Kalmar Maritime Academy, faculty of technology, at the Linnaeus University, Sweden, invites applications for one postdoctoral position.


The Faculty of Technology strives for Linnaeus University's key words Attractive knowledge environment, Outstanding research, Social drive and Global values to permeate the business. The Faculty of Technology has a wide range of activities in nine different institutions, where the Faculty conducts education and research in the technical fields. The Kalmar Maritime Academy was founded in 1842 and is situated in the city of Kalmar, Sweden. Kalmar Maritime Academy has a long history of educating mariners and the research environment is growing. Currently research group consists of two professors, three lecturers, one researcher and three PhD-students. The research at the department is focusing on the seafarers' daily activities and work situation, the optimization of the operational management of ships and the environmental effects of shipping.


Field of subject for the position: Human Factors


Placement: Kalmar, Sweden


Extent: 100 % for two years



The postdoc fellowship is connected to the project “Safety training of onboard personnel for Resilience”. The position is funded by the Swedish Mercantile Marine Foundation and aims to strengthen the research on safety and training of onboard personnel. The postdoc fellow will be in charge of planning and conducting research activities within this project. The project aims to develop new tools and approaches to safety training based on a resilience engineering perspective.


The postdoctoral fellow will be a part of a research group that analyses the on-board staff's experiences, attitudes and behaviours. The research activities will to a large extent build upon data collection through qualitative interviews, questionnaires, and observations in operational or simulated environments.

The position also includes cooperation with researchers and PhD students both internally and with other external parties within the shipping sector. At the most 20% time can be dedicated to teaching and other departmental tasks.



The postdoctoral fellowship requires a PhD degree (or an academic degree we assess as equivalent) with specialisation in human factors, cognitive science, industrial psychology or equivalent. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application. Applicants must not have previously been employed as a postdoctoral fellow for more than a year in the same or related subject area at Linnaeus University. Eligibility for this position also requires experience in both qualitative and quantitative research approaches. Proficiency in written and spoken English is also required.


Assessment criteria:

Documented experience of research with simulations and proven knowledge of socio-technical systems is highly meritorious, as is experience of quantitative studies. Applicants are expected to have good analytical skills and ability to conduct research within the described area. Interpersonal skills and flexibility are of great importance.


For this position, the applicant will be selected through a qualitative overall assessment of the competences and skills, assessed most suitable to conduct research and contribute to a successful development of the research environment as well as to the applicant's own potential for a successful career as a teacher and researcher.


For further information please contact: 

Head of department, Björn Pundars


Phone:+46 ( 0) 480-49 76 75

Research leader, Gesa Praetorius


Telefon: 0480- 497662

HR-Partner, Kristofer Stahl


Telefon: 0470-3878036


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