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Postdoc in data-driven production planning

  • Yrkesroll

    Forskare, IT

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    27 februari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    7 maj

Om jobbet

Mälardalen University (MDU) is the youngest university in Sweden. In line with our vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where we shape a sustainable future together, we wish to make a difference.

Do you want to be involved and contribute to our development?

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

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
Number of positions: 1
Closing date for application: 2024-05-07
Campus location: Eskilstuna
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

The purpose of the position is to give the employee an early opportunity to develop his or her independence as a researcher and to create the conditions for further acquisitions of qualifications after completing the doctoral degree.The position is part of efforts to underpin the future supply of skills. The position is a temporary employment of maximum 3 years.

The position is mainly related to research in the area of data-driven production planning. The research is linked to the research group Production Development and ongoing research initiatives within the focus area Smart Production. The work involves both connecting to and strengthening ongoing initiatives but also initiating and driving initiatives in the area by driving or participating in research applications. The research will be conducted in collaboration with MDU's partners and in collaboration with MDU's collaboration platform MITC.

Teaching may be included with a maximum of 20%.

Qualifications requirements

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in product and process development, mechanical engineering, industrial economics, supply and operations management, production (systems), logistics or equivalent.

The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before the end of the application period. You have not previously held a position as a postdoctoral researcher in the same or related subject area at MDU that exceeds one year.

You have knowledge and experience of research linked to production planning and experience of empirical/industrial research, preferably in industry. Good knowledge of English at an academic level is a requirement.

Assesment criteria

Demonstrated experience of collaboration, in particular research in co-production with business partners, preferably in industrial environments is meritorious as well as research and knowledge linked to digitalization specifically in production planning and/or linked to AI/machine learning, system integration or similar. Furthermore, we see industrial/practical experience of production planning as a merit as well as having an established academic and industrial network. Knowledge of Swedish is a merit. 

In an overall assessment of suitability, emphasis is also placed on personal abilities. All employees at MDU are expected to cooperate and treat colleagues and students with respect, take responsibility for the organisation and their own work duties and contribute to a positive work environment.

Applicants should have the ability to identify industrial needs and translate research results into industrial applications, as well as the ability to communicate and collaborate with industry.

We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.


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 2023/2240
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!

Union representatives:

Susanne Meijer ST-OFR/S, tel: 021-10 14 89

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



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