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Postdoctoral position in Product Innovation

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    20 februari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    31 mars

Om jobbet

Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.
We are looking for you who have great ambitions in research as well as in teaching and learning, for a postdoctoral position within our research subject, Product Innovation.

The research subject Product Innovation focuses on various aspects of innovation in the product development process, from early phases of innovation to production and lifecycle commitments, and research results are translated into methods, tools, prototypes and demonstrators for industrial as well as academic settings.

The two-year position will provide good opportunities to acquire further qualifications, above all scientifically but also educationally, within one of our research subjects.

Since the call for applications is open, we ask you to describe your research profile and explain how the profile supplements our research subject and our research questions.

In the position a short development programme comprising pedagogical teaching and learning, leadership development, communication training and training in how to apply for external funding is included. There are also opportunities to apply for funding for specific laboratory equipment.

Subject description

Product Innovation comprises theories and methods for needs- and knowledge-driven development processes where products and services are linked.


The duties of a postdoctoral fellow primarily comprise research. Teaching and pedagogical development work may be included in the duties, up to a maximum of 20% of the working hours. You will participate in and actively contribute to collaboration with both national and international collaborative partners as well as with research groups within and outside Luleå University of Technology. You will also have the opportunity to participate in applying for external funds.


To be qualified for the position, you must hold a doctorate or an equivalent foreign degree within the relevant research domain. A doctoral degree awarded no more than three years before the application deadline provides a useful qualification. Candidates who have been awarded a doctoral degree at an earlier date may also be considered if there are special reasons, for example, different types of statutory leave of absence.

Record of collaboration with the society of which Luleå University of Technology is part, as well as national and international experience and mobility are highly rated. You should have gained recognition and assumed a leading role among the junior researchers within your domain. You should also be able to demonstrate proven experience of high-quality research. Good verbal and written communication skills in English are required.

Further information

Temporary fulltime employment of two years with possibility of extension for up to a maximum of three years. Placement in Luleå.

For further information, please contact the Head of Subject Professor/Chair Product Innovation Anna Öhrwall Rönnbäck, +46 (0)920-49 3262, or Head of Division Jörgen Normark, +46 (0)920-49 1480,

Union representatives: The Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations (SACO-S) Kjell Johansson,, or Public Employees’ Negotiation Council (OFR-S) Lars Frisk,

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.


In the years 2022–2023, Luleå University of Technology wishes to recruit to a number of prominent postdocs with the potential to contribute to our vision and goals and to develop their research activities in collaboration with other researchers and networks. Please have a look at our general call for applications to our position as a Prominent postdoctoral to Luleå University of Technology. If you are interested in this position we would like you to post your application in both recruitments. Please note that the closing day for applications for the Prominent postdoctoral position is March 17, 2022.

Please apply for the position by clicking on the application button below. The application must include a cover letter and a description of your research profile explaining how the research profile supplements our research subjects and our research questions. Moreover, we ask you to submit your CV including referees, a list of research publications and university degree certificate(s). Please mark your application with the reference number below. The application and university degree certificate(s) should be in Swedish or English. Application to the Prominent postdoctoral position is made here.

Last day to apply: March 31, 2023

Reference number: 742-2023


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