Subject areaThe position is in Mechanical Engineering, within the research group of Digitalized product and production development.
BackgroundThe position is funded by:
- Funding awarded from the Vice-Chancellor to Professor Magnus Löfstrand with the purpose of strengthening and internationalizing the research team Digitalized product and production development within mechanical engineering
- The research project Production Centred Maintenance (PCM) for real time predictive maintenance decision support to maximise production efficiency (Awarded to Prof. Magnus Löfstrand from the Swedish Knowledge Foundation)
- The research project A digital twin to support sustainable and available production as a service (Awarded to Prof. Magnus Löfstrand from VINNOVA/Produktion 2030)
Duties and responsibilitiesA researcher shall spend the main part of his or her working hours on research. The appointment may also include teaching, when there is a need within the organisation, to facilitate for the researcher to acquire qualifications for a teaching appointment at the University. The share of teaching may not exceed 20 per cent of a full-time post.
Knowledge of techniques for modelling and optimizing the reliability, maintainability and availability of complex systems is required such as fault trees, binary decision diagrams, statistical failure data analysis and meta-heuristic optimization algorithms. It is imperative that the applicant has experience in applying these techniques to the analysis of real systems.
The research will involve the development of a digital twin model of an engineering system from the mining industry, and the work will be done in collaboration with national and international researchers. The candidate should have an engineering or computer science background and have experience in building discrete event simulation (DES) models to analyze the availability and performance of complex production systems. Experience with developing DES models within major DES software tools and libraries is highly sought after, in particular with the two leading open-source frameworks - DESMO-J (Java) and SimPy (Python). The successful candidate should be competent at developing large software codes in an object-orientated programming language.
EligibilityThose qualified for the appointment as a researcher are applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or have a degree from abroad deemed to correspond to a doctoral degree.
- The degree of experience related to the duties and responsibilities (See above) and experiences related to the on-going research projects partly funding the position.
- Good communication skills in English, in speech and in writing, is mandatory. Some knowledge of Swedish, and a willingness to learn more Swedish, is considered an advantage.
- International research experience.
- Great importance is also attached to suitability, that is, personal characteristics required to perform the duties and responsibilities at hand, to cooperate with other members of staff, and to contribute to the development of Örebro University’s operations. The person we are looking for has good interpersonal and cooperative skills, power of initiative, an interest in development efforts, as well as an interest for a career within academia.
InformationThe position as a Researcher is a fixed-term position of 2 years. The salary depends on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Starting date is in March 2020 provided that the necessary decisions have been made.
For more information about the position, contact Professor Magnus Löfstrand email: email@example.com, the Head of Unit Dr. Sören Hilmerby email:firstname.lastname@example.org, or the Head of the School, Professor Peter Johansson, email:email@example.com.
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