Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is University West’s overarching profile and basic principle applied to learning, the exchange of ideas, and educational development.
The government has assigned the distinguished task of developing WIL to University West. Work integrated learning in education and research develops new, relevant and advanced knowledge both within the academy and among its partners, which also benefits society in general.
University West offers a wide variety of study programs, has a good number of applicants and the students show a high entry rate on the labor market.
The main research environments at University West are Production technology, Learning in and for the new working life and Child and youth studies and is conducted in collaboration with the surrounding society.
Campus is centrally located in Trollhättan with about 15,000 students and 625 employees. Post doc in production technology specializing in arc welding processRole descriptionThe candidate eventually selected for this two year full-
time position is expected to actively contribute to ongoing projects dealing mainly with arc welding, Wire+Arc additive manufacturing, laser welding and laser metal deposition additive manufacturing.
Present results in internal and outside forums; - Explore collaborations to complement processing & characterization capabilities at University West.
QualificationsCandidates applying for this post doc position must hold a BS degree and have obtained a doctoral degree in engineering or applied physics, although applicants with a PhD in any other branch of engineering / science shall also be considered if possessing appropriate experience and interest in welding processes.
The applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence in three years or less prior to the end of the application period will be given priority It is highly expected that the candidates can demonstrate hands on experience and skills for laboratory activities related to arc welding processes, including parameter setting and operational modes (related to metal transfer and welding position) of the main arc welding processes.
Basic understanding on operation and application of the derivative and innovative arc welding processes (laser, tandem GMAW, high arc concentrated GTAW, MIG-
Skill and experience with metallographic characterization techniques (optical microscopy and microhardness measurement);Knowledge of physics of the arc and expertise to understand the correlations amongst arc length, current and voltage, between arc and power source static characteristics and between current and the phenomena related to magnetic field (arc blow, arc jet, etc.
Acquaintance with welding quality assurance and most common protocols (WPS, welding personnel and procedure qualifications, etc.
and welding personnel (welding inspector, supervisor, engineers and the related ISO qualifications and certifications;Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
As at least some of the experiments are expected to be conducted in close collaboration with other research groups and with industry, we are looking for a good team-
player with an amicable disposition to cooperate with project partners. The following skills will be considered meritorious : In addition to the direct relevant technical background, other pertinent soft skills are considered meritorious (illustrative, yet not mandatory) : -
time for a duration of two years. In case of questions about the position, please contact Prof. Americo Scotti at The application deadline is 2019-
10-01. We decline any direct contact with staffing and recruitment companies, as well as recruitment advertisers.