Postdoc in Variability Modeling and Management

Ref. No.: 2016/2532
Form of employment: Temporary employment
Scope: 100 %
Last date of application: 2017-01-20
Employment location: Västerås

MDH in Eskilstuna and Västerås is one of Sweden’s biggest university colleges with its 14 000 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 ECSEL research project AMASS is recruiting two new PhD-students and two Post docs.

AMASS (Architecture-driven, Multi-concern and Seamless Assurance and Certification of Cyber-Physical Systems) is expected to build on top of results achieved in the context of OPENCOSS and n/p SafeCer projects. AMASS targets increased efficiency via reuse and seamless interoperability in the context of Cyber Physical Systems development and certification. The research in AMASS will be performed in close collaboration with industrial partners.

This position is at  The School of Innovation, Design and Engineering

Position description

The research work lies at the intersection of three areas: variability modeling and management, security & safety process engineering, and security & safety system engineering.

The successful applicant will have an opportunity to shape his/her own research agenda within the overall project's scope, working independently but also collaboratively with other colleagues at MDH.

The position is a temporary employment of 2 years.

Qualification requirements

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in Computer Science. In particular, the applicant should have a background in the area of variability modeling and management or a closely related field. Knowledge in Model-driven engineering is also relevant.

You should be fluent in speaking and writing English. 

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   



Information about the position is given by Barbara Gallina (AMASS project leader for MDH), +46 (0)21 10 63 31,

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.


Mark your application with reference number 2016/2532 and send it to e-mail address Applications sent electronically should be in Word or PDF format and labeled with reference number. Applications may also be sent to:

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

The applicant is responsible for that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University by no later than 2017-01-20.

Welcome to submit your application!