Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with industries such as LKAB, Ericsson, Boliden, ABB, Epiroc and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.8 billion per year. We currently have 1 770 employees and 17 200 students.

We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research. Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit.

Operation and maintenance is a rapidly growing research area as it is recognized as an important enabler for the business performance by industry all over the world. For many industries maintenance costs are one of the biggest individual cost item. Effective maintenance can generate income for industry through better facility utilization and higher availability. Through well planned maintenance, external and internal operational risks can also be controlled and minimized.

Subject description
Operation and Maintenance Engineering deals with the development of methodologies, models and tools to ensure high system dependability and efficient and effective maintenance processes for both new and existing systems.

Project description
In this position you will work in one or more projects in the area of eMaintenance focusing on cybersecurity. This means that you will conduct research in the areas of cybersecurity related to operation and maintenance, cloud/edge security, safety, data and information management, user experiences (UX). eMaintenance aims to enable enhanced analytics for the right information at the right time in order to facilitate decision making in the maintenance process, from planning and implementation to evaluation and improvement.

Selected candidate will be working in the research team of eMaintenance and Industrial AI, with a dedicated task to develop cybersecurity framework, tools, methodologies and technologies for eMaintenance in a distributed cloud/edge environment. In this position you will also supervise students and further development of our eMaintenance LAB and our platform AI Factory. The position is limited to two years with a possible option to extend. Beside the project related activities, the candidate is expected to disseminate to scientific communities through publication of journal papers, conference paper, and technical reports.

A requirement for this position is a doctorate or comparable foreign degree in the fields of operation and maintenance engineering or computer science. The degree should have obtained not more than 3 years prior to the date of advertisement of this position. As we strive for increased gender equality, we are happy to see female applicants for the current employment.

Further information
For this employment, an employment period of two years with placement in Luleå applies. For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Ramin Karim, +46 920-49 2344,

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, (+46)920-49 1529 or OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number: 1109-2021
Last day of application: 19 april 2021