Industrial PhD student position in computer science focusing on digitalisation

Industrial PhD student position in computer science focusing on digitalisation

Industrial PhD student position in computer science focusing on digitalisation .

The position
Scania is one of the leading companies of transport solutions. We have two main sites for Cab productions, one is in Oskarshamn in Sweden and the other one is in Sao Bernado, Brasil. For cab production we have the following workshops: press-, Body in White-, Paint- and Assembly. In Oskarshamn is also the Product Introduction located for Scania Cab, globally.

At the Technical centre of Scania we have a digital vision: ”A user friendly digital solution that allows us to virtually develop, test, simulate, verify and introduce new products and processes, where all deviations are eliminated before production starts, with a world class lead time.”

On this journey we have chosen to work together with the Linnaeus University Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications (DISA), which is one of the research areas of excellence of the Linneaus university. The main focus of their research deals with how computer-controlled methods can be applied and used to gain more in-depth knowledge and understanding of different applications within technology, natural science and the humanities. The combination of research from computer science, media technology and statistics with relevant fields of application creates dynamic synergies that Scania wants to take advantage of.

Job Description

As a doctoral student at Scania you will dedicate 20 % of your time to research.

The remaining time will include for example:
  • Mapping out and describing the existing product verification for both physical and virtual prototypes at Scania’s plant in Oskarshamn.
  • Investigating whether the creation of a digital twin would make it possible to create new ways of verifying and thereby make it even easier to implement new products and processes.
  • Getting an understanding of the development process beginning with the first concept in the design and ending when the product is introduced into production.
  • Defining in which areas we can reduce lead times and increase quality using digital verification at an earlier stage in our projects
    • Including requirements for IT systems and tools
    • Coming up with ideas for where in the process (and for which type of product) we can increase quality by introducing earlier product verification

  • Collaborating closely with the other project members in an interdisciplinary research environment as well as with domain experts.

  • Conducting graduate studies in the field of Computer Science with a doctorate (PhD) as the goal.When the mapping out is finished we will jointly pick out a target area for your doctoral dissertation. For this dissertation to be successful we would like you to have the following profile:
Your profile
  • Master in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Previous experience of one or more of the following technical areas is a plus:
    • Big Data, Machine Learning, AI
    • Digitalization/Automation
    • Simulation/Digital Twins
    • Proactive maintenance

  • Fluent English
Working hours

Day time

For more information

Contact Grethe Hallberg on +46-491-765221

Oskar Kardmo Drott, HR Business Partner:


Please include a personal letter, CV and academic transcript in your application.

Apply through HR InLine/Jobbsök (Job search). Application deadline: 15 of November 2019. Interviews are ongoing.

We look forward to your application no later the 15 of November
Mer info
Område Oskarshamn
Yrkesroll Industri & Anläggning, Industri & Produktion
Typ av anställning Heltid, Tillsvidareanställd
Sista ansökningsdag 15 nov 2019 (24 dagar kvar)

Om arbetsgivaren

Scania är en världsledande leverantör av transportlösningar. Tillsammans med våra partners och kunder driver vi omställningen till ett hållbart transportsystem. 2018 levererade vi 88 000 lastbilar, 8 500 bussar samt 12 800 industri- och marinmotorer till våra kunder. Nettoomsättningen uppgick till mer än 137 miljarder kronor, varav cirka 20 procent var tjänsterelaterade. Scania grundades 1891 och är idag verksamt i fler än 100 länder och har cirka 52 000 medarbetare. Forskning och utveckling är koncentrerad till Sverige, med filialer i Brasilien och Indien. Tillverkning sker i Europa, Latinamerika och Asien, med regionala produktionscentrum i Afrika, Asien och Eurasien. Scania är en del av TRATON SE. För mer information besök: