PhD student – Digital Twins and 3D Modelling of Production Systems

Chalmers University of Technology
November 30, 2022
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Chalmers is a leading university in industrial digitalisation, with strong international networks and projects. The division of Production Systems is now looking for highly motivated PhD candidates to join us. We are a dynamic, diverse, and balanced team of around 25 researchers, teachers, PhD candidates, and support staff. Our Stena Industry Innovation Lab provides the division with advanced lab facilities for experimentation and demonstration.The Division of Production Systems is part of the Department of Industrial and Materials Science - IMS.

Project description This position is within the field of industrial digitalisation applied to 3D modeling of sustainable production systems. You will develop advanced methods and tools for production systems design, planning and improvements using digital twins, 3D scanning and 3D modelling. You will use Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality technology to upskill personnel in industrial digitalisation to increase sustainability in manufacturing.

You will work in industrial case studies with real-world data sets from for example production of electric vehicles to invent sustainable factories and workplace design solutions combining high academic excellence and industrial value. The position incudes developing solutions for decision support on factory and workplace design using programming skills for interactive 3D environments.

Major responsibilities Your PhD studies will be done in collaboration with industry. We always work in research teams and collaboration may involve other research groups, nationally and internationally. Of your work, ≥80% will be research, including the courses required to obtain a PhD. Additional work tasks involve e.g. teaching, supervision of MSc students, and department duties. You are expected to complete the PhD degree in 4 years, which may be extended to a maximum of 5 years when including ≤ 20% teaching tasks. Your main tasks as a PhD student are to: - Contribute to research projects - Study PhD courses - Publish research results in scientific journals and at international scientific conferences - Teach in courses within the scope of Production Systems - Develop your pedagogic and teaching skills and develop a personal pedagogical portfolio

Qualifications The position requires a Master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits. For instance in mechanical engineering, production engineering, industrial design engineering, computer science, applied mathematics, software engineering or similar, with a thesis project corresponding to at least half a year of study. Courses and/or a Master thesis projects in the areas mentioned above or other areas of direct relevance for the research are meritorious.

We look for PhD students with a strong motivation and engagement; cooperative mindsets; analytical skills; communication skills; and a passion for combining theory and practice to contribute to the sustainable development of industry/society. We expect the applicants to be quality conscious, ethical, and have the ambition to take on responsibility to work independently and in collaboration with both academic and industrial partners towards set goals. The positions require full professional proficiency in English. You will also need to acquire Swedish proficiency within 2 years. Experience from multi- stakeholder interactions and industry experience are meritorious.

Contract terms Full-time employment with salary, no scholarship is required. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

We offer Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure The application should be marked with Ref 20220527 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number) • CV • Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust. • Two references that we can contact

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 1-3 pages where you: • Introduce yourself • Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities) • Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents: • Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: 30 November, 2022

For questions, please contact: Professor Björn Johansson bjorn.johansson@chalmers.se +46 31 772 38 09

Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position.

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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