LU, Faculty of Engineering LTH, Dep of Industrial Management & Logistics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 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.

Subject description

The research area of Industrial Engineering and Management deals with design, strategy, planning and control, development, and economic evaluation of industrial operations. Industrial Engineering and Management is concerned with problem areas in the interface between technology/engineering and economics/business management. It aims at integrating both perspectives, by using methods and principles from one area and modifying and applying it to the other. This is done by applying mathematical methods from the engineering sciences on problems in business and economics, and by using managerial and economic analysis and principles to study problems of technical nature and assessment of technical alternatives. The area is multidisciplinary by nature and covers issues of strategic as well as operative nature within all types of operations.

Work duties

The announced position is for research studies in the Supply Chain Management area. More precisely, the research will focus on developing quantitative models and methods for efficient and sustainable control of supply chains under uncertainty and risk. An important motivation the research is to leverage new possibilities offered by recent development of information technology where concepts like digitalisation, Big Data, Machine Learning and AI are central.

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

Admission requirements

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if the applicant has:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Industrial Engineering and Management if the applicant has:

  • has at least 30 credits at the advanced level of relevance to the focal area.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student’s potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:

  1. Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study.
  2. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems.
  3. Written and oral communication skills
  4. Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.

Other assessment criteria:

  • University degree in Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent, specialising in Logistics, Operations Management, or Supply Chain Management.
  • Experience of and/or education in production/inventory control. 
  • Experience of and/or education in quantitative research methods based om mathematical modelling (operations research).
  • Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Terms of employment

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must 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
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/3085
  • Associate professor Peter Berling, senior lecturer, +46462228014, e-mail:
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 22.Oct.2020
Last application date 15.Nov.2020 11:59 PM CET

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