Tag-arkiv: Mälardalen University

Postdoc in Model-Driven Engineering

Ref 2020/2441

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 16 000 students read courses and study programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.

At the School of Innovation, Design and Engineering our students are studying to be for example innovators, entrepreneurs, illustrators, communications officers, network technicians and engineers. Here we have the research specialisations of Embedded Systems, and Innovation and Product Realisation. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment 2 years
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2020-12-30
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Project description

The ITEA3 BUMBLE project, funded in Sweden by Vinnova and run in cooperation with 20+ academic and industrial partners from 4 countries, is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher.

BUMBLE aims at providing an innovative system and software development framework based on blended modelling notations/languages (e.g. textual and graphical). The framework is expected to provide automatic generation and management of fully-fledged blended modelling environments from arbitrary domain-specific modelling languages. Blended modelling environments are expected to greatly boost the development of complex multi-domain systems by enabling seamless textual and graphical collaborative modelling.

Position description

The postdoc will focus on a variety of challenges related to blended modelling, including: definition of (meta)models for the description of blended languages, design and implementation of model transformations to ensure seamless synchronization across notations, consistency management and change propagation for collaborative modelling/design.

The postdoc will work with the project team in BUMBLE, but is expected to manage her/his duties independently and to contribute with, e.g., co-supervision to PhD students’ research.

The position is a temporary employment of 2 years.

Qualifications requirements

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in Computer Science or Computer/Software Engineering. The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before the end of the application period.

The applicants are required to possess a PhD degree in Computer Science and excellent knowledge and skills in theoretical and practical software engineering (at least 60 ECTS in programming, programming languages and software engineering) with particular emphasis on model-driven engineering, especially graphical and textual modelling, modelling and manipulation of software/system/data models, model transformations, as well as Java programming in the Eclipse platform.

Knowledge and experience with UML, Eclipse Modeling Framework, Xtext, Sirius and transformation languages such as Xtend are crucial.

The position require a strong motivation for research, good verbal and written communication skills in English, and a self-standing attitude.

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.


Knowledge and experience with technologies related to the Eclipse Modeling Framework for modelling and manipulating models such as Acceleo, Xtend, Xtext, OCL, UML, Java, C++, JUnit, XML, are expected.   


Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the “Apply” button below.

The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post to:

Mälardalen University
Division of Human Resources
Ref.no: 2020/2441
Box 883
721 23 Västerås

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Contact person

Federico Ciccozzi

Universitetslektor, docent i datavetenskap



Susanne Meijer

Facklig representant OFR

021-10 14 89

Michaël Le Duc

Facklig representant SACO

021-10 14 02

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Post expires on Wednesday December 30th, 2020