Lunds universitet, LTH, Trafikflyghögskolan

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Description of the workplace

Lund University School of Aviation aims to be a knowledge centre for research, development and education within the aeronautical sciences, where we in collaboration understand, explain and improve aviation towards an accessible, sustainable and safe society in the digital age. The focus areas for our research include: sustainable aviation, unmanned aviation and aviation safety. The area aviation safety overlaps with the two others. In our research focusing on the electrified airport, issues of safety are central and in need for further knowledge development. The project in which the postdoc will be active is a collaboration project, coordinated by the university but also including airport owner, infrastructure producers, municipality and additional stakeholders. The collaboration project will run for two years with the aim to deliver social benefits through the establishment of a conceptual description for the electrified airport as well as a concrete plan for the electrification of Ljungbyhed Airport. In the project several work packages are included. The one specifically focusing on human-machine-interactions is the one for which we are now recruiting a postdoc. The postdoc will be placed at Campus Ljungbyhed and work actively in an interdisciplinary team including researchers from all three LUSA research areas. Collaboration will also take place with researchers from other departments within the Lund University Faculty of Engineering. 


Subject description

Aeronautical Sciences, focusing on aviation safety, include a systems perspective to how safety emerge from interactions and relations between actors and artefacts within the complex aviation system. Of specific interest is the development and adaptation of laws and regulations for organisational and technical requirements on management of new sources of energy at airports.


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. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development. 
The research will be conducted independently but in collaboration with Associate Professor in aviation safety as well as other research colleagues in the interdisciplinary research group. The research will be connected to the project on the electrified airport and other related research projects. 

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

·        Research within the subject area

·        Possibly 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. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

·       Very good oral and written proficiency in English. 

·        Good knowledge in how the European aviation system is governed, regulated and audited. 

·        Knowledge in Safety Science.

·        Ability to work independently and as part of a bigger team. 

Assessment criteria

 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:

·        Knowledge in sociology and/or the sociology of law.

·        Knowledge in aviation engineering and maintenance.

·        Experiences as an aircraft technician, aircraft engineer, or pilot.

Consideration will also be given to 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.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. 
Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University.

Further information

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment 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”).

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)”  

Welcome to apply!

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Ljungbyhed
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2024/430
  • Johan Bergström, 046-2220880
Union representative
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 12.Feb.2024
Last application date 29.Feb.2024 11:59 PM CET

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