Researcher

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 15 000 students read courses and study programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

Employment information
Employment: Temporary employment (from 2019-05-01 until 2020-09-30)
Scope: Part-time, 10%
Closing date for application: 2019-04-28
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description
We are looking for a skilled Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Software Engineering, with a research background in Software Testing to join us in our ITEA3 TESTOMAT Project.

The tasks of the position mainly consist of research and supervision of master and bachelor students, in the area of test selection, prioritization and optimization.

In addition, the appointment requires to actively act to create new funding, applications for research grants, and to participate in strengthening the research and managing of projects in collaboration with industrial and academic partners.

The candidate is expected to work closely with the MDH staff and other scientific partners, as well as the national industrial partners of the university.

Qualification requirements
The qualification requirement for appointment as a Researcher is degree of Doctor, or equivalent academic competence or other professional qualifications of significance with regard to the subject content of the appointment and the duties included in the appointment.

To be qualified for appointment as a Researcher the applicant must have demonstrated the academic skills required for the appointment. Academic skills may also have been demonstrated by the ability to achieve results in research through cooperation in joint projects of benefit to academia and industry/the public sector/society in general and through the ability to disseminate research.

For other information, consult the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 4, and the Appointments Procedure for Mälardalen University.

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.

Assesment criteria
The assessment criteria shall be based on the degree of skills required for the appointment. In general terms these assessment criteria shall include the ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to fulfil the duties well.

Specific criteria include:

• Research experience and knowledge of test selection, prioritization and test optimization methods.
• Research experience and participation in research projects related to any embedded systems manufacturer domain is considered a strength.
• Experience with empirical and experimental research conducted in industrial settings.
• Experience of different forms of collaborative research projects, in particular industrial cooperation research projects.
• Experience of supervision of master/bachelor thesis students.
• Experience in writing funding applications.
• Already developed academic and industrial networks.
• Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.

Merit
Publication in leading conferences and journals, as well as a track record of collaboration with industrial partners are essential. International experience and a good understanding of software testing in embedded/cyber-physical systems is an important aspect. In particular, experience in the fields of test selection, prioritization and optimization, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and collaborative research with industry are considered of merit.

The applicant should have demonstrated the ability to carry out both independent and team-based research within national and international environment, as well as the potential applicability and technology transfer of his/her research via prototype tools developed in collaboration with peer colleagues.

Application
Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

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