Tekniska Högskolan i Jönköping, Avdelningen för Material och Tillverkning

The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive technical education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct advanced research in several technological areas. The School of Engineering is able to award doctorates in the area of industrial product realization. We collaborate with the surrounding society to develop new technology and spread knowledge to strengthen the competitiveness of companies. Working with us, you are close to colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

The department of materials and manufacturing today consists of 35 researchers and PhD students with background in material science, chemistry, mechanics and physics. The research is interdisciplinary and includes the whole chain from casting and coating process and material properties to materials science as well as modelling and simulation. There are 4 main research areas that work closely: Al and other light alloys, cast iron, surface technology and simulation and optimization technology. They form a cutting edge research group at Jönköping University and School of Engineering and have a well-equipped experimental lab for both manufacturing processes and materials characterization. Besides their fundamental research requirements, most of our research projects are industrial oriented and involve high-tech industrial partners.

Job description

As a doctoral student, your main task is the third-cycle program. The third-cycle program will include research, courses and some institutional activities. The research will include literature study, experimental work and material characterization, thermal analyses, analyses of experimental data and simulation. Study of advanced courses according to the rules of the research school: Industrial Product Realization at JU.

Research activities defined within the Subproject of Lean Casting (a synergy project) with focus on Molding materials and with the main research question: How does the molding material influence the material properties and defect formation of cast iron components?   


We are looking for a candidate with a master degree in materials engineering, materials physics or equivalent. Due to the international working environment, a good level of the English language, both written and oral, is expected.

The successful candidate is truly interested in experimental work, pays attention to the reliability and quality of the produced work, has passion for research and eagerly welcomes new challenges, is self-driven, result-oriented and can conduct teamwork in an international and multicultural environment in a respectful manner.

It is meritorious if you have experience in casting and foundry technology. Some lab experience with materials characterization, thermal analyses, modelling and simulation of casting phenomena, and practice or work in foundry environment will also be a merit.


Employment start from 1st September 2018, or after agreement. Working condition is regulated in collective agreements.


Welcome with your application, no later than August 19th, 2018. The application should include

  • personal motivation letter
  • CV
  • references
  • Master studies transcripts (diploma including list of courses and marks); if possible a copy of the MSc thesis and other written publications.

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterized by internationalization and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit https://ju.se/en.html

Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde 1st September 2018, or after agreement
Löneform monthly
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2018/2577-221
  • Salem Seifeddine, head of department, +46 36-10 1662
  • Attila Dioszegi, project leader, +46 36-10 1656
Facklig företrädare
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +46 36-10 1647
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +46 36-10 1076
Publicerat 2018-07-09
Sista ansökningsdag 2018-08-19

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