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Research Assistant

  • Yrkesroll

    Administratör/Administrativ assistent

  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    9 februari

  • Sök jobbet senast

    1 mars

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
Scope: Full time
Number of positions: 1
Closing date for application: 2024-03-01
Campus location: Eskilstuna
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

We are looking for a motivated and detail-oriented research assistant to work in the Volvo Arena at the Mälardalen Industrial Technology Center (MITC). In this position, you will play a critical role in helping students and researchers perform experiments and simulations using advanced simulators in our research facility. These simulations cover a wide range of areas, from the operation of heavy vehicles to complex system models.

The role includes collaboration with teachers, researchers, and students in various research projects, particularly within the TRUST-SOS project, where you provide technical expertise and assistance when needed. You participate in research group meetings to discuss progress and challenges. The role also includes administration such as maintaining detailed records of simulator operation, experimental settings and maintenance activities as well as assisting in the production of research reports and documentation.

Qualification requirements

We are looking for you who have a bachelor's degree in a relevant field, such as computer science, technology, or a related discipline. Furthermore, you have the competence and previous experience of working with the simulator and assisting students and researchers at a university.

To be successful in the role, you have knowledge of the operation and maintenance of simulators and associated equipment as well as knowledge of database systems. Furthermore, you know programming languages. The position requires English, both written and spoken.


For this position, a degree in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering or similar is advantageous. Experience using simulators for research or educational purposes and familiarity with relevant simulation software and tools is desirable. We consider knowledge of experimental design and data analysis as well as the ability to provide technical training and guidance to be meritorious.

Personal abilities

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.

The applicant has excellent problem-solving skills, good communication skills and the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.

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 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: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89

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



Lönetyp: Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön


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