PhD Scholarship Position in Systems Engineering Design

Chalmers University of Technology is pleased to invite applicants to apply for a new opening PhD position in mechanical engineering. The initial contract for this position is five years. Candidates are welcome before December 17, 2018.

The main competencies at the department of Industrial and Materials Science are found in the areas of: Human-Technology Interaction | Form and Function | Modeling and Simulation | Product Development | Material | Production and in the interaction between these areas. The research develops the industrial process, from need to finished product while creating added value. To combine skills throughout the whole chain distinguishes the department both nationally and internationally. Here we gather internationally prominent researchers, in dynamic and outstanding research environments, as well as in national and international research networks. Information about the research

The project seeks to understand and develop computer supported techniques to assess how a product and its platform are impacted when integrating alternative new technologies and designs. Ultimately, the methods and tools developed seek to enable more flexible designs through well informed design decision. The project is conducted in close collaboration with Volvo Group and Volvo Cars.

The Systems Engineering Design Group, one of three research groups at the division of Product Development, and part of the Wingquist Laboratory focus our research on design and development of complex products in close collaboration with industrial partners, nationally and internationally. Topics include development methodologies such as Set Based Concurrent Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, development of methods and tools for technology integration and assessment in complex products. The resesearch group is led by Professor Ola Isaksson and has presently 7 full time senior staff (2 professors) and 9 PhD students. The research team addresses highly interdisciplinary challenges and is well established both scientifically and industrially, with several industrial PhD students and associates senior researchers.

Major responsibilities

As a PhD student you will learn, and develop new methods and tools for modeling and assessing impact of new technologies onto the product and production platforms onto system behavior. The methods and tools are a part of building next generation digital design and engineering capabilities for product development, enabling more flexible design and integration of new technologies. You will work in research projects together with our academic and industrial partners (Volvo Group and Volvo Cars). As a PhD student, 20% of the position include teaching duties.

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


- A Masters degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in mechanical engineering, automation, applied physics or engineering mathematics.

- Interest in applied, industrial, product development, along with a strong interest in modelling, simulation and computational methods and tools.

- Good written and oral communication skills in English is required, and in Swedish meriting.

We believe that you as a person is curious and open for interdisciplinary challenges, collaborative oriented both with academic and industrial colleauges, and a passion to combine theory and practice.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

Read more aboutworking at Chalmersand ourbenefitsfor employees.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180649 and written in English.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)


Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.

Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)

1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.

Previous research fields and main research results.

Future goals and research focus.Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis.

Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Application deadline: 17 December, 2018

Professor Ola Isaksson, Division of Product Development


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