Postdoc in Smart Production Logistics
Royal Institute of Technology School of Industrial Engineering and Management

Postdoc in Smart Production Logistics

KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

KTH runs and develops a future-oriented research and education department within Production Engineering at the School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM). We are now expanding the research team in Production Logistics with a postdoctoral position. The position is a full-time position where 80% is devoted to research and 20% to teaching. You are able to qualify as a researcher through active participation in projects at the department for Production Engineering, with close collaboration with industry and Science Park.

The position will work within the new Swedish-South Korean research project Dynamic SALSA (Dynamic Scheduling of Assembly and Logistics Systems using AI) on smart production logistics. We will develop methods for structured and automatic collection and processing of large amounts of data, and based on that connect models/decision support for effective follow-up, planning and optimization of complex production and logistics systems. AI and machine learning are used for dynamic scheduling and execution.

The research is done in collaboration with industry, in the Dynamic SALSA project with the Swedish project partners Scania and SIB Solutions, as well as South Korean universities and companies. Participation in national and international research networks and involvement in the research team's project portfolio are also included. You will also be part of ITM school's program IRIS - Research Initiative on Sustainable Industry and Society.

The position includes teaching in production logistics, production and supply chains. You will participate in courses that the research team is responsible for in MSc programs, and possibly professional development courses. Teaching and research are done in Swedish and English, why an ability or ambition to express yourself in Swedish and English in speech and writing facilitates the work.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future. KTH offers a broad and solid base for your future development as researcher within academia or business. 
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • A position at KTH's production engineering department, which is located on the Södertälje campus and the Stockholm campus, and is characterized by close cooperation between the university and industry.
  • The position is located on the Södertälje campus, which has a top-class environment with new premises, in close proximity to AstraZeneca and Scania.
  • The position is located on the Södertälje campus, which has a top-class environment with new premises, in close proximity to AstraZeneca and Scania.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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You must have completed a doctoral degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. The degree must be in production technology, production management, logistics, industrial economics, computer science or an equivalent field that is relevant to smart production logistics. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.

As a person, you have good cooperation skills, are positive and result-oriented with the ability to adapt to new conditions, and have the ability to work independently and enjoy working in an international team and deliver according to set goals.

Preferred qualifications

Your scientific skill and your teaching ability are very important assessment criteria for the position. It is meritorious if you obtained a doctorate or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctorate no more than three years ago. It is also advantageous to have experience from teaching or collaboration with industrial partners. Finally, we would like to see you demonstrate an awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality. We will place great emphasis on personal qualities when assessing applicants.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives on KTH's webpage.


Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  3. Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process, please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-04-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Södertälje
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number M-2022-2270
Johan Kristoffersson, Unit head ,
Magnus Wiktorsson, Professor,
Published 23.Dec.2022
Last application date 31.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET
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