Faculty of Engineering, LTH, the Department of Computer Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Work duties
Construction robotics is a topic that is gaining increased research attention in both academia and industry, and so also at Lund University where this is expanding in terms of new and upcoming projects. On the activities started so far, it is investigated how the use of flexible automation solutions as well as digital information management in building applications, considering the entire chain from planning and logistics to the actual on-site building processes. The work involves cooperation with related projects in Germany, and potentially with other countries. During the project period (2 years) work is to be done within the domains of development and implementation of parallel-kinematic robotics and mechatronics concepts, all above mentioned in connection to building construction.

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • PhD level within the relevant fields; i.e. mechanical engineering, mechatronics, industrial automation, and development of hardware/software for novel robot structures.
  • Experience from coordinating research projects.
  • Experience from developing robot structures in novel application domains.
  • Experience in collaborative work using industrial robots.
  • Experience in industrial robot safety.
  • Advanced CAD knowledge.
  • Very good skills in spoken and written English are required.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Other qualifications:

  • Education: mechanical engineering, industrial automation.
  • Experience in product development.
  • Experience in use of standards and guidelines in robotics.
  • SolidWorks, ABB RobotStudio.
  • Good programming skills in ABB Rapid, Matlab and C#.
  • Ability to disseminate research findings both in oral and written form in English and/or German is a merit.

We will place great emphasis on personal suitability. Vital is to be a good team player. Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen the administrative work within the unit/department, as well as contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Start date upon agreement, at the latest 191001.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications should include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the employment corresponds to your qualifications. The application should also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As soon as possible
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/2076
  • Per Runeson, prefekt, +46462229325
Published 13.Jun.2019
Last application date 27.Jun.2019 11:59 PM CET

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