The School of Engineering, Product development, production and design

School of Engineering at Jönköping University (JTH) is seeking an exceptional Research Assistant to join a cutting-edge project focused on developing innovative AI-based solutions for automated quality inspection in the manufacturing industry.

Welcome to our department, Department of Product Development, Production, and Design.

Our department is committed to both education and research, with a focus on product development, production development, and industrial design. It manages four educational programs at the Jönköping Campus and oversees two programs in Nässjö and Värnamo. Additionally, the department plays an active role in advancing research and education in Knowledge Intensive Product Realization, which is a strategic area at Jönköping University.

Project Overview: This project aims to create user-friendly, End-to-End AI solutions for quality inspection that can adapt to diverse environmental conditions and product designs. By leveraging state-of-the-art AI techniques, such as Large Language Models (LLMs), zero-shot defect detection, synthetic data generation, robot motion planning, and multi-modal defect detection techniques, we strive to transform the manufacturing sector and increase the overall performance, competitiveness, and sustainability of production operations.


  • Participate in the collection, processing, and analysis of auditory and visual data, including the generation of synthetic data using advanced techniques and CAD files.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of AI models for surface and bulk anomaly detection, defect segmentation, and robot motion planning.
  • Collaborate with the project team to integrate AI solutions into existing manufacturing processes, ensuring compatibility with PLCs, SCADA systems, and robotic platforms.
  • Evaluate AI algorithms, develop programs, and simulate solutions on platforms like Isaac SIM.
  • Conduct research, experiments, and evaluations to validate and optimize the developed AI solutions.
  • Contribute to the dissemination of project findings through academic publications, workshops, and industry-focused training sessions.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, AI, Software Development, Embedded Systems, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Strong programming skills in Python, with proven experience in deep learning and computer vision frameworks and libraries such as TensorFlow, Keras, PyTorch, Scikit-learn, and OpenCV.
  • Solid understanding of data science, computer vision systems, machine learning, sensor data processing, and related domains.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and analytical.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency in technical writing and reporting, with a strong command of English 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Practical experience in machine learning and data science, preferably in an industrial setting (2-5 years).
  • Experience with sound and image analysis, and applications of AI in their analysis and processing.
  • Familiarity with Linux, JetPack SDK, NVIDIA Omniverse, and simulation platforms like ISAAC SIM.
  • Strong interest in developing industrial solutions and demonstrators for automation, manufacturing, and robotics.
  • Knowledge of PLC programming, ABB RobotStudio, RAPID programming, and robotic motion planning.
  • Exposure to 3D graphics software and techniques for synthetic data generation (e.g., Blender, Unity).
  • Swedish language proficiency

Employment Details:

This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a groundbreaking research project that combines cutting-edge AI techniques with practical industrial applications. If you have a passion for innovation, a strong technical background, and a desire to contribute to the future of manufacturing, we encourage you to apply before 2024-06-30.

Please submit your CV, academic transcripts, references, and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience and motivation for the role. 

The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive technical education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct advanced research in several technological areas. The School of Engineering is able to award doctorates in the area of industrial product realization. We collaborate with the surrounding society to develop new technology and spread knowledge to strengthen the competitiveness of companies. We have been awarded the accreditation "Engaged University" by the international organization ACEEU (Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities) and in three categories received the highest rating "Excellent". Working with us, you are close to colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-09-01, or according to agreement.
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2024/2211-211
  • David Samvin, +4636-101917
  • Milad Ashour Pour, +4636-5502412
Union representative
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +4636-101647
Published 28.May.2024
Last application date 30.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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