Mälardalen University

Mälardalen University

Project manager


Closing in 8 days

Project manager Västeras

Mälardalen University is growing and evolving due to increased research funding from the Swedish Government. Join our team on this exciting journey towards MDU`s vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where together we shape a sustainable future. You can make a difference. Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.

Around 17 000 students are currently studying courses and programmes with us in the various domains. We offer education in areas such as design and communication, economics, health, engineering and technology, preschool and compulsory school teacher training as well as in chamber music and opera. In most of our areas we also offer programmes entirely taught in English. We conduct research in all disciplinary domains and our research in Future Energy and Embedded Systems is internationally prominent.

Mälardalen University is located in Sweden, on both sides of Lake Mälaren, with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Mälardalen is a region dominated by strong growth with several multinational companies based here such as ABB, Volvo, Westinghouse, Alstom and Northvolt. We enjoy close cooperation with the region's private sector, municipalities, and county councils.

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, 4 months with possible prolongation Scope: Full time Closing date for application: 2023-10-05 Campus location: Västeras School: School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, (IDT)

Position description

One of our project managers is going for a leave of absence, and we need a replacement. We are looking for you who are interested in research and experienced in coordination of European projects.

You will work in Embedded Systems research environment and, more specifically, in a group specialized in coordinating large European, industrial collaborative research projects. The research environment comprises of researchers mainly in Computer and Data Science , but other disciplines and subdisciplines can also be included. Group's network includes large and small industries from many domains such as automotive, communications, space, etc., and universities and institutes, from all Europe. The group consists of project managers specializing at European industrial collaborative research projects and currently coordinates four European projects: AIDOaRt (ECSEL), VeriDevOps (H2020 ICT), CIRCLE LAB (ERASMUS+) and UpSkills (HEU), and supports a set of other projects: IndTech (KKS), DAIS (ECSEL), InSecTT (ECSEL), ImmerSafe (H2020 MSCA) and CIRCLA (VINNOVA). Beside this we are also coordinating a set of proposals to different calls, mainly in HEU (KDT, MSCA, CL3 and CL4) but other calls and topics can appear.

The scope for the position is to replace our colleague on leave, but reshuffling of the duties can be done to fit the competencies you have and to satisfy continuity in the coordinated projects. You will work operationally in project management, on all levels and the working language is English.

You are supposed to work independently and take own responsibility, even if we aim at close collaboration in the team, coupling or twinning with a more or a less experienced colleague. You are good in coordinating, taking initiative and leading own tasks as well as prioritizing among assignments and delivering within the required deadlines. You are also expected to work in tight collaboration with the rest of the team.

You will work within IDT, Networked and Embedded Systems division.

Qualification requirements

You are expected to have

  • at least a Master in European Project Planning or similar
  • documented experiences from coordination of Horizon proposals, coordinating and reporting on Horizon projects
  • experience in research administration
  • very good language skills in English, both in speaking and writing
  • good writing skills
  • reliability, good ability to cooperate, structure, ability to communicate, ability to take initiative
  • 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.

  • Other education in project management
  • Other experience in project management
  • Other experience in project proposal preparation
  • Industrial experience
  • Knowledge of other European languages (Italian, Spanish, French, German)
  • Application

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

    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!

    We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

    Union representatives:

    Michaël Le Duc (SACO), tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 02 Susanne Meijer (OFR), Tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89

    Contact person

    Gunnar Widforss

    Project Manager

    [email protected]

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    Job details


    Project manager


    Mälardalen University




    September 16, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 05, 2023

    Job type



    Computer Science,Engineering,Linguistics,Literature

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