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Industrial PhD to ALSTOM – Malardalen, Sweden 2022


Industrial PhD to ALSTOM in Malardalen University, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: -
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Global ALSTOM organization

Stockholm, Sweden

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Qualification Details

  • Master’s degree in manufacturing engineering, industrial economics, industrial information systems, mechanical or electrical engineering
  • In this position you will need to develop product industrialization competencies and a basic technical understanding of complex railway propulsion products
  • An analytical and systematic frame of mind with the capacity to grasp the “big picture” as well as technical details
  • A combination of curiosity, creativity and the ability to get things done
  • Proficiency in comprehending and formulating research articles and technical documentation
  • You thrive in a team environment with a dedication to share what you know to help your team grow, all bolstered by excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Fluent in English and preferably in Swedish.
  • Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studies. For futher information see Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1993:100).

An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.

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About the Department

Take this unique growth opportunity and bring your contribution to smart, green and safe mobility while working with high tech products. Your research will focus on the cross-functional, human and team centric implementation of digitalized tools and methods in product development and industrialization in global and local environments. By synthesizing the most recent research findings on how digitally enhanced engineering and industrialization processes have been implemented, your goal will be to develop and verify the most effective approaches for the case in question (i.e considering the latest knowledge on lean, agile, modularization and other).

The research will also establish roadmaps for the future evolution of practices and tools. You will also be responsible for shortening the development and improving the product quality by automating repetitive time-consuming engineering tasks. You will be frequently interacting with international researchers as well as peers in the global ALSTOM organization.

Alstom create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 70000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.

Join Alstom as an Industrial Phd for the global R&D and Industrialization site in Västerås, Sweden

Position description

  • Conduct state of the art survey on existing and relevant digitalization implementations
  • Map current development and industrialization practices and workflows at ALSTOM, determining pain points and areas with strong improvement potential through digitalization
  • Establish a detailed understanding of ALSTOM’s new suite of PLM, engineering and industrialization tools
  • Propose and develop new product development and industrialization practices and processes with a cross functional, human and team centric perspective
  • Pilot, verify and improve the proposed processes
  • Evaluate overall impact vis-à-vis ALSTOM’s objectives
  • Act as link between academia and industry, requires knowledge of ALSTOM products and ways of working
  • Undergo a PhD program within the IndTech research academy at Mälardalen University
  • Set up and thoroughly follow a study plan with results beneficial to ALSTOM
  • Publish findings in international workshops, conferences, and journals
  • Participate in network activities

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Contact details

Gustav Berglund, Alstom,

Jessica Bruch, Professor, 016-15 32 19,


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