Post-doctoral position in “Future Industrial Automation Engineering”

Luleå Universitet
    Luleå, Sweden
    Job Type


    Ref 4217-2020

    Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with industries such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.8 billion per year. We currently have 1,700 employees and 15,100 students.

    We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research. Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit.

    The Chair of Dependable Computation and Communication (DCC) Systems belongs to the LTU Division of Computer Science. The research activities at DCC focus mainly on various aspects of modern industrial computing; such as system-level design and validation of industrial control and automation systems, simulation and verification and dependable communication.

    DCC group operates a unique laboratory “Factory in the Room” that is used in research projects on future automation architectures for factories of the future. The laboratory combines models of flexible production systems integrated with industrial robots and cobots, and with the building automation and energy infrastructure.  The laboratory is equipped with 5G access point and puts a special emphasis on the impact of wireless communication technologies enabling flexibility of industrial processes.

    The postdoctoral position is open for research related to novel distributed computing architectures for future industrial automation systems and will be centred around the “Factory in the Room” laboratory. It is expected that the candidate will consolidate various ongoing projects done in the laboratory and will lead the relevant publication activity and explore wide industrial and research contacts of DCC towards future collaborative research projects, both national and international.

    For this position a PhD in computer science, electrical and computer engineering, industrial automation, or a similar topic is required. Experience of a potential candidate in such priority areas, as industrial automation software, e.g. multi-agent architectures, flexible production systems, service-oriented architecture, Internet of Things, Semantic Web, IEC 61499, distributed programming languages, simulation in the loop, advanced software engineering concepts, formal methods and models, will be highly appreciated.

    All candidates fulfilling the requirements are encouraged to apply, but priority will be given to candidates who have completed their PhD within three years prior to the application deadline. Applicants who are very close to finishing their PhD program are also encouraged to apply, subject to holding the degree before commencing work.

    The position is for 1 year, with possible for 1 year extension.

    For further information about the position, please contact Professor Valeriy Vyatkin,,+46(0)920 492505 (between 10-16 CET; Mon-Fri)

    Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson +(0)920-49 1529 OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792

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    In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

    We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the link below. The application should include a letter of motivation outlining experience and research interests, CV, publication list and names and addresses of 3 references and copies of relevant university diplomas. Enclose a statement of purpose and the scientific work which the applicant primarily wants to use as support for his/her application. Your application must be written in English. Mark your application with the reference number below.

    Final day to apply: 10 February, 2021
    Reference number: 4217-2020

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