Researcher in production development with specialization in Simualtion


At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 15 000 students read courses and study programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås  

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: Permanent employment

Scope: Permanent with a possible probationary period of six months

Closing date for application: 2019-12-13

Campus location: Eskilstuna

School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT), Division of Product Realisation, IDT

Position description

We are looking for a skilled Ph.D. in the area of production development with specialisation in simulation, to join us in different research projects relating to virtual production development and implementation of Industry 4.0

The tasks of the position mainly consist of research but also teaching and supervision of master and bachelor students, in the areas of production and logistics. The position will also include some tasks related to development and teaching in courses, both for students and professionals.

In addition, the appointment requires to actively act to create new funding, applications for research grants, and to participate in strengthening the research and managing of projects in collaboration with industrial and academic partners.

The candidate is expected to work closely with the MDH staff and other scientific partners, as well as the national industrial partners of the university.

Qualification requirements

The qualification requirement for appointment as a Researcher is degree of Doctor. The applicant should have demonstrated the ability to carry out both independent and team-based research within a national environment, as well as worked with the transfer of research findings towards industrial application.

The requirement for the position also includes:

• Research experience and knowledge of production development

• Experience with empirical research conducted in industrial settings.

• Experience of different forms of collaborative research projects, in particular industrial cooperation research projects

• Experience of supervision of master/bachelor thesis students

• Experience from teaching of master and bachelor level and professionals, particularly in the area om simulation, optimization and production system development

• Already developed academic and industrial networks.

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.


Publication in leading conferences and journals, as well as a track record of collaboration with industrial partners are considered a merit. Understanding of industrial production settings and needs, in particular, experience in the fields of production system development and simulation and collaborative research with industry are considered of merit.

Previous experience in teaching and supervision of students is a merit.

Since the position implies research in close collaboration with industrial partners and teaching to program students and professionals, proof of Swedish knowledge is a merit.


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We look forward to receiving your application.

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