Post-doc in Energy and Environmental Engineering Västeras
At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the
future. We have 19 900 students reading courses and study programmes in
Business and Economics, Health, Engineering and Education at our campuses in
Eskilstuna and Västerås, or by distance. We conduct research within all fields
of education and have internationally prominent research in Future Energy and
Embedded Systems. Our close collaboration with the private and public sectors
enable us at MDH to contribute towards the better health of people and towards
a more sustainable planet. To strengthen Sweden as an education and research
country, the Government is to upgrade Mälardalen University College to
Mälardalen University from 1 January 2022.
At the School of Business, Society and Engineering our students are studying
to be for example Bachelors or Masters of Engineering, political scientists
and business administrators. Here we have the research specialisations of
Industrial Engineering and Management, and Future Energy. Our work takes place
in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations
and public authorities in the region.
Employment: Temporary employment, 2 years
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2021-10-25
Campus location: Västeras, Sweden
School: School of Business, Society and Engineering, (EST)
The School of Business, Society and Engineering is looking for a post-doc in
energy and environmental engineering. The position involves working within the
research specialization Future Energy Center (FEC). The work is part of the
research activities conducted in diagnostics, prognosics and optimal fleet
management under the PROGNOSIS projects at FEC. The focus on both projects is
on developing advanced diagnostics and prognostics tools using adaptive
physics-based and data-driven (machine learning) approaches.
A large part of the work will be done at - or in close contact with - several
partner organizations. The successful candidate is therefore expected to have
a good engineering background with profound skills in turbine diagnostics and
related modelling tools and be able to interact effectively with partner
research institutes, industry, colleagues and other stakeholders. The post-doc
is expected to take initiatives, develop own ideas and work independently, as
well as take responsibility for the work. As the project interacts closely
with other researchers and industrial partners, the applicant needs to have
high collaborative skills.
The position is a temporary employment of 2 years.
The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering,
Energy Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering.
The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before
the end of the application period as well as shown research and pedagogical
skills within the subject area.
The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in
The school will select the most suitable candidate for this position following
a combined evaluation of competence and skills, in addition to documented
qualifications. Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability.
Personal suitability will be judged in relation to the candidate's capacity to
effectively carry out the research work in this area, to integrate and
contribute to a positive development of the research environment at MDH, as
well as deliver value to our partner organizations.
In general terms the assessment criteria shall be based on the ability to
cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to fulfil
the duties well.
MDH continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity
are substantial foundations in all activities at MDH. We value the qualities
that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural
diversity, can contribute to the organization.
Further qualifications and merits
You are open-minded and interested in collaborating across borders within and
outside MDH. Interest in and experience research as well as a post-doctoral or
equivalent stay at an institution other than the one where your PhD was
awarded are considered merits. Teamwork, leadership, organizational and
entrepreneurial skills are advantages.
Further merits for the position are:
Experience in turbine diagnostics using AI- and physics-based methods.
Experience on using turbine modelling tools.
Experience and interest in interaction with various international partner
organizations and professional management and cooperation, including
representing MDH at project meetings abroad.
Knowledge of, experience with, and/or interest in programming languages
and modeling and analysis tools such as C++, Python, Fortran Open
Modelica, and/or Matlab.
Knowledge of, experience with, and interest in using and developing open-
Experience in teaching at the university level in energy engineering
and/or mechanical engineering.
Ability to collaborate with other researchers as well as work
Curious, goal-oriented, flexible, ambitious, and communicative
Interest in developing methods and bringing them into different
A substantial part of the research conducted at MDH is externally funded.
Experience from coordinating applications for, and working in, externally-
funded projects is therefore of high merit. You should have a good number of
peer-reviewed articles within the stated areas published at leading
conferences and highly-ranked international peer-reviewed journals.
Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply"
The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be
sent by post to:
Division of Human Resources
721 23 Västerås
The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in
accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than
closing date for application.
We look forward to receiving your application.
We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We
have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.
Professor in Energy Engineering
+46 (0) 73 270 8897
Head of Division
+46 (0) 21-15 17 98
Michaël Le Duc
Union representative SACO
+46 (0) 21 10 14 02
Union representative (OFR)
+46 (0) 21 10 14 89
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