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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,Temporary employment 2 years
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2021-07-27
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

The MoDev project, funded in Sweden by KKS and run in cooperation with Swedish international industrial partners, therefore Mälardalen University is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher. The position is a temporary employment of 2 years.

MoDev aims at combining well-established software development paradigms to maximise the trade-off between three core aspects: variability, flexibility and agility.  MoDev will provide methodological and technical solutions for the combination of Software Product Lines (SPLs), blended Model-based Development (MBD), and DevOps, with focus on early verification and validation (V&V). The solutions will be concretised into a prototype framework.

The postdoc researcher will focus on identify theories, methods and tools for blended and collaborative modelling, in terms of editing, visualization and synchronisation, of SPLs, and theories, methods and tools for continuous model-based development and analysis of product families. The position also involves teaching.

 The postdoc will work with the project team in MoDev, but is expected to manage her/his duties independently.

Qualifications requirements

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in Computer Science or Computer/Software Engineering. The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before the end of the application period.

The applicants are required to possess a PhD degree in Computer Science and excellent knowledge and skills in theoretical and practical software engineering (at least 60 ECTS in programming, programming languages and software engineering) with particular emphasis on model-driven engineering, especially graphical and textual modelling, modelling and manipulation of software/system/data models, model transformations, as well as Java programming in the Eclipse platform.

Knowledge and experience with EAST-ADL, UML, Eclipse Modeling Framework, Xtext, Sirius and transformation languages such as Xtend are crucial. The position require a strong motivation for research, good verbal and written communication skills in English, and a self-standing attitude.    

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 EAST-ADL, AUTOSAR, Eclipse Modeling Framework for modelling and manipulating models such as Acceleo, Xtend, Xtext, OCL, UML, Java, C++, JUnit, XML, are expected. Experience in teaching


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

The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post to:

Mälardalen University
Division of Human Resources 2021/1420
Box 883
721 23 Västerås

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.

Contact person

Alessio Bucaioni



Michaël Le Duc

Union representative SACO

+46 (0) 21 10 14 02

Susanne Meijer

Union representative (OFR)

+46 (0) 21 10 14 89

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