The School of Engineering, PPD

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.

The Department of Industrial Product Development, Production and Design conducts education and research in areas such as product development, production development and industrial design. The department is responsible for five educational programs at Campus in Jönköping. In addition, the department is responsible for two education programs in Nässjö and Värnamo. The department has a strong engagement in the development of research and education within Knowledge Intensive Product Realisation which is a strategic area at Jönköping University.

We are looking for a Research Fellow for the project IDEAL



The main focus of the position is to conduct research in the KK-founded research project IDEAL with the target to improve the integration between product and production platforms by digitalization. It will involve finding and evaluating new ways of using and integrating software and data sources.

For more information about the IDEAL project, visit the IDEAL project website.

The work is carried out in close cooperation with several local industrial companies providing opportunities to understand the challenges and to test new ideas.

This position involves programming and scripting together with theoretical experience in relevant field.


To be eligible for this position a degree of doctor in machine design, product development, integrated product- and production development, computer science or similar, is required. A research background in product development, engineering design or computational science related topic, is also a requirement.

A valid driving license is a requirement to be able to carry out research together with the industry. Jönköping University has a clear international character, which also requires good written and communicative ability in English, especially academic writing. Written and communicative skills in Swedish is considered a merit.

Further competences that are considered meritorious are:

  • knowledge in production preparation
  • testing and verification
  • industrial experience
  • pedagogical experience

To succeed and thrive in the role, we see it as necessary that you are creative, structured, and responsible. It is also important to have good communication and collaboration skills.



The position is a temporary employment of 100%, starting June 1st, 2022, or as agreed upon.

The employment is planned for the duration of the IDEAL project which ends September 30th, 2023.

Collective agreements and individual salary setting are applicable.


Welcome with your application, no later than May 30th.

The applications will be handled on an ongoing basis, whereupon appointments can be made before the last application date.

Appendices are preferred in PDF-format and should include:

  • a personal cover letter, CV and attested credentials
  • a minimum of three (3) references
  • attested certificates and diploma
  • a list of publications
  • your dissertation
  • a certified diploma for your PhD examination and certified grades/ladok transcript.


Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterised by internationalisation and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit

Type of employment Temporary position
Employment expires 2022-09-30
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-06-01 or as agreed upon
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2022/1854-211
  • David Samvin, +4636-101917
  • Roland Stolt, +4636-101677
Union representative
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +4636-101647
Published 29.Apr.2022
Last application date 30.May.2022 11:59 PM CEST

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