Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Institutionen för reglerteknik

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.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The Department of Automatic Control is one of the departments at LTH. Our research is focused on the sustainable and safe operation of technical systems to the benefit of people and the planet. We pursue both fundamental research and research on a variety of applications, ranging from those in more traditional technological fields, such as robotics, energy supply, and transportation, to less obvious ones, such as health care, communications, and economics. Automatic control, mathematics, and computer science form the core of all our research. 

Do you want to be part of our research environment and address tomorrow’s control challenges? Then these postdoctoral positions are aimed for you!

This time, we are looking for candidates for the following research projects:

Optimization and Control for Autonomous Vehicle Maneuvering
This postdoc will work in a cross-disciplinary project where autonomous UAVs are used for remote radiation sensing and mobile spectroscopy of radioactive materials. We seek candidates with a strong background of relevance for control, robotics and autonomous systems, in combination with a willingness to collaborate and communicate across disciplines.

Dynamics of complex networks and socioeconomic systems
In this project, we study interactions and control decisions in large networks of interconnected subsystems or individuals, in order to describe behaviors and dynamics in complex technical, social, or socioeconomic systems. Here, at the intersection of systems theory and network science, we address cross-disciplinary challenges within energy, epidemics (e.g. COVID 19), political science, and economics. The successful candidate for this project has a strong theoretical background, founded in mathematics, physics, controls, or systems theory. Experience from cross-disciplinary research and/or collaborations is highly relevant to the project. Other types of expertise relevant to the subject will also be valuable.

Work duties
The main duty is to conduct research within the respective project. The candidate is also expected to contribute to the general scientific discussion at the department, to the teaching of PhD level courses. Teaching duties may be done at a maximum of 20% of working hours. Depending on the research project, the candidate may also be expected to initiate and maintain inter-departmental collaborations, and to assist in supervising students on MSc and PhD levels.

The position includes the opportunity to attend three weeks of training in teaching and learning in higher education.

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. Special circumstances may be applicable in certain cases, e.g. parental leave, or relevant industrial experience. The working languages are English and Swedish. Excellent skills in both spoken and written English is a requirement for the position. Interest in learning Swedish during the employment in Lund is desirable.

This is a qualifying appointment focused primarily on research. The position is intended as an initial step in the academic career and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their scientific merits and potential as researchers. The basis of assessment is the ability to develop and implement research of good quality and teaching ability. Particular emphasis will be given to academic skills within the subject area.

We are looking for a person who is flexible and open, willing to cooperate and contribute to the overall working climate at the department. Other bases of assessment are independence and a display of initiative, as well as the ability to make new connections, communicate and collaborate with colleagues both within and outside academia.

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.

The University is striving for gender equality and therefore encourages women to apply.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio[ET1]  – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/3535
  • Anders Rantzer, +46462228778
  • Anders Robertsson, +46462228790
  • Emma Tegling, 046 222 87 87
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 09.Nov.2020
Last application date 13.Dec.2020 11:59 PM CET

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