Postdoc in Analysis and Compilation of UML

Ref. No.: 2017/0199
Form of employment: Temporary employment, 2 years
Scope: 100 %
Last date of application: 2017-05-01
Employment location: Västerås

MDH in Eskilstuna and Västerås is one of Sweden’s biggest university colleges with its 15 000 students and 900 employees. It has a long tradition of cooperating with society and has entered strategic agreements with both the public and the private sector. Most study programmes fall into four main areas: economy, health and welfare, education, and technology. With its research, which often takes the form of co-production on the regional, national and global levels, MDH aims to generate useful solutions for societal development. In 1999, MDH was the world’s first university to be environmentally certified, and in 2006, it was the first higher education institution in Sweden to be certified for its work environment.

The KK-foundation project MOMENTUM is recruiting one Postdoc.

MOMENTUM (compilation of models for predictable embedded real-time and safety-critical applications) aims at providing methods to analyse and optimise industrial models, defined in the Unified Modeling Language (UML), in order to directly compile them to optimised executables for safety-critical applications without intermediate translations to conventional programming languages. The research in MOMENTUM will be performed in cooperation with two market leading companies, Saab and Alten Sweden.

Position description

The research work concerning this position spans over two areas: analysis of UML and related languages (fUML and ALF) and transformation of UML models to low level representations (compiler internal language).

The position is a temporary employment of 2 years. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work in an exciting research environment together with researchers and practictioners from academia and prominent industrial partners. Moreover, the successful applicant will be involved in future research project applications and other research-related activities. There will be possibilities for gaining teaching and supervision experience if the successful applicant so wishes too.


The applicant is required to possess a PhD degree in Computer Science (or equivalent) with excellent knowledge and skills in model-driven engineering and/or compiler theory and construction as well as in programming. Knowledge and experience with modelling technologies including UML, fUML, ALF, model transformations, model-based analysis, and/or compiler construction, compiler internal languages and compiling systems such LLVM are crucial. Proficiency in spoken and written English is compulsory

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.


Knowledge and experience with technologies related to the Eclipse Modeling Framework for modelling and manipulating models and/or compiling systems such as LLVM and its constituents are sought.


Information about the position is given by Dr. Federico Ciccozzi (MOMENTUM project leader),+46 21 151736,

The union representatives are Susanne Meijer (OFR),
+46 (0) 21 10 14 89 and Michaël Le Duc, (SACO), +46 (0) 21-10 14 02.

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


The application should contain:

1. A cover letter. The letter should also state the reference number 2017/0199.
2. CV
3. A copy of your Ph.D. exam
5. List of publications
6. 1-2 page overview of research achievements and plan
7. A motivation of why you want to join MDH as a Postdoc.
8. Your most relevant conference or journal publications, in full-text.

Mark your application with the reference number 2017/0199 and send to the email address (Word or PDF format), or to:

Mälardalens högskola (Mälardalen University)
Personalsektionen       (Division of Human Resources)
Jan Romedahl
Box 883
721 23 Västerås

The applicant is responsible for seeing to it that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University by 2017-05-01 at the latest.

We look forward to receiving your application.