Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Elektro- och informationsteknik

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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.

Subject description
Feedback control systems play a key role in realizing the hyper-reactive, highly integrated, autonomous production environments envisioned for Industry 4.0. Here, Industrial Internet-of-things (IIoT) enable plants and time-sensitive processes to contribute to and take part of larger site-wide networked systems. Our research indicates that cloud-native industrial control systems can be designed without compromising robustness and resiliency. Our main idea is to take advantage of the cloud, rather than adapting the clouds to the control systems.

The aim of this postdoc project is to take the next step, and solve the general problems of highly time-sensitive and mission-critical feedback control systems in the clouds. The project will be adapted to the background and expertize of the Postdoc. The Postdoc will work in a cross-disciplinary research environment that includes researchers and expertise in both Networking and Automatic Control. Our research is both theoretical and applied, and in close collaboration with industry partners. Research results will be validated in our testbed for control over the cloud, which means that the position requires very good proficiency in software development and cloud integration.

Work duties
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.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
  • Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
  • Actively seeking external research funding
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above

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:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Very good profiency in software development and cloud integration.
  • Very good profiency in one or more of the following areas: networking, distributed systems, control theory, real-time systems, and mathematical modelling.

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 in the research projects relevant for the position.
  • Teaching skills.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to 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.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

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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 PA2020/2957
  • Maria Kihl, maria.kihl@eit.lth.se, +46 46 222 90 10
Published 17.Sep.2020
Last application date 18.Oct.2020 11:59 PM CET

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