PhD student position – Future of Work and Artificial Intelligence

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 21 Apr 2024

23 Mar 2024
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Chalmers University of Technology
Research Field

Engineering » Industrial engineering
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First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

21 Apr 2024 - 22:00 (UTC)
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Not funded by an EU programme
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Offer Description

Join us for an exciting and excellent PhD journey at Chalmers' Division of Production Systems!

Explore the fascinating Future of Work, in industries where people will be supported by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and smart augmentation.

We are looking for a highly motivated and curious PhD candidate to join our great team, to explore the impact of AI on work, skill requirements, skills matching, and technology that will support people in human-centred manufacturing.

Your new workplace
Chalmers University of Technology is a leading university, with high excellence in the area of industrial digitalization and manufacturing. The Division of Production Systems is a growing team of 30 cross-disciplinary and excellent researchers, teachers, PhD candidates, and support staff. The Division has a very good gender balance and high diversity.

Our research, education, and innovation is performed both nationally, in Europe, and internationally. We have advanced research facilities and labs for industrial digitalization experimentation, Stena Industry Innovation Lab .

Production Systems is one of six divisions within the Department of Industrial and Materials Science (IMS) . Other divisions of IMS are: Design & Human Factors; Product Development; Material & Computational Mechanics; Engineering Materials; Materials and Manufacture. Chalmers is a private university with strong entrepreneurial innovation and startup support.

Your responsibilities
We work in research teams, collaborating with other research groups, nationally and internationally. Your PhD project will also include close collaboration with industry. Around ≥80% of the work will be research, including courses required to obtain your PhD exam. Additional work tasks are teaching, supervision of students, lab support, and departmental duties. You are expected to complete your PhD degree in 4 years, this time is extended to a maximum of 5 years when adding 20% of teaching and departmental tasks.

Main tasks as a PhD student are to:
- Contribute to research projects
- Publish research results in scientific journals and at highly ranked, international scientific conferences
- Study PhD courses
- Teach courses within the scope of Production Systems
- Develop your pedagogic and teaching skills, while developing a personal pedagogical portfolio

Please read more about doctoral studies at Chalmers here .

Your qualifications
The position requires a Master's level degree, corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in, for instance, production engineering, industrial engineering, human-computer interaction, automation, education, cognitive sciences, or similar.

Your Master thesis project should have corresponded to at least six months of studies. Courses and Master thesis projects in your CV should normally be in the areas mentioned above. Experience in areas of relevance for the position is important. We normally collaborate closely with companies, so work experience from industry and multi-stakeholder interaction is highly valued.

We expect you to be creative, strongly motivated, and engaged. Also, you have a cooperative and team-oriented mindset; analytical skills, communication skills; and a passion for combining theory and practice. To succeed, you need to be quality conscious, ethical, and have ambitions to take on responsibilities to work independently as well as collaborate with academic and industrial partners.

The position requires full proficiency in English. You are expected to reach Swedish proficiency within 2 years after starting the PhD programme. 

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers. This is important to the division of Production Systems, presently being one of the most diverse and gender balanced research groups in this research area in Sweden

Your contract
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg . 
Read more about working at Chalmers  and our benefits  for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence . Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Your application should include the following documents and the deadline is 2024-04-22:
The application should be marked with reference number 20240187 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

Your CV(Please name the document: CV, Family name, reference number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Your personal letter(Please name the document: Personal letter, Family name, ref.number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. 

Deadline: 2024-04-22

For more information, please visit Chalmers website.

Research Field
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent


Research Field
Engineering » Industrial engineering
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Chalmers University of Technology
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Chalmers Tekniska Högskola

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