Post doctors with focus on Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) intelligence for production automation and digitalization

Updated: 4 months ago

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 1.7 billion per year. We currently have 1,650 employees and 15,500 students.

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The EISLAB division of the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering conducts research within Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) intelligence and software system of systems for the automation and digitalization in production industries. CPS intelligence focuses on integrated software and application architectures with implementations on massively distributed embedded systems that interact with each other and the environment to enable secure, goal-driven, autonomous and evolvable solutions. This research further includes research on applied Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as Internet of Things (IoT).

EISLAB are involved in several large European projects on distributed system construction with a focus on IoT, system of systems and CPS intelligence. Present examples include Productive 4.0 (109 partners, budget EUR 100 million,, Arrowhead Tools (more than 80 partners, EUR 91 million, and DigiPrime (more than 35 participants).

You will work with some of the following areas of software systems:

  • Automated execution of contractual agreements based on block-chain technologies
  • Distributed and decentralized services, with applied machine intelligence (ML/AI)
  • Service-oriented architectures (SOA) concepts in decentralized system of systems
  • Security in IoT and system of systems, security management

The research will be conducted as parts of European projects such as DigiPrime and similar. These project aims to further digitalizing the European industry, where EISLAB will be responsible for the CPS intelligence, IoT and system of systems automation architecture based on the Arrowhead Framework.

Projects at EISLAB typically involves working with both academia and industrial partners in Europe. Hence, collaboration with industry in the form of both future product owners and users is a key factor to the success of these projects and includes in-depth cooperation with the software and automation industry.

The position involves working in collaboration with both academia and industrial partners in Europe. Collaboration with industry in the form of both future product owners and users is thus important and includes close cooperation with the software and automation industry. In this, you will work closely with other LTU researchers and take part in the supervision of doctoral students. The position mainly includes work in research projects. Teaching and pedagogical development work are also included.

The holder of the position is expected to contribute in

  • Research within funded projects in collaboration with other senior researchers at EISLAB as well as postgraduate and civil engineering students.
  • Financing activities defined in collaboration with the chaired professor and the division head.
  • Education at the university at engineering, civil engineering and postgraduate education levels, teaching and supervision.
  • Contribute to a healthy and forward-looking work climate at the division EISLAB, SRT and Luleå University of Technology.

We are looking for You - a talented, analytical and motivated colleague who, both alone and in collaboration with others, can carry out advanced research in our research group. To be a qualified, the applicant must have a doctorate or equivalent foreign degree in CPS, distributed computer systems, computer science, digitalization / automation systems, or the like. In the first instance, it should be considered that a doctorate has been awarded for a maximum of three years before the end of the application period.

Experience in international research collaboration, university-level teaching in Swedish and English, and good programming skills are a merit for the position.

The post-doc positions are within the electronic systems group. Electronics systems include electronics design, measurement technology and electromagnetic compatibility for control, monitoring and instrumentation of technical processes and systems, with close connection to applications and applied research.

Admission and employment is estimated be carried out between February and June 2020.

For further information, please contact: Associate Professor Ulf Bodin, head of division EISLAB, tel +46 920-493036, or Associate Professor Olov Schelén, +46 920-492237,

Union representatives: SACO-S Christer Gardelli, (+46)920-491809  or OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-491792


We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Final day to apply: 31 March 2020
Reference number: 409-2020

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