Post Doctorate Position, ITF Transport 2040 Research Project


Job title Post Doctorate Position, ITF Transport 2040 Research Project 

Organizational Unit: Research 

Duty Station: Malmo?, Sweden 

Duration of contract: Initial one-year fixed-term appointment which may be renewed upon satisfactory performance 

1. Organizational setting 

The World Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate, education and research university established in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations. WMU’s mandate is to build global capacity in maritime and ocean areas. The University offers M.Sc. and Ph.D. programmes, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Professional Development Courses (PDCs) with the highest standards in maritime and oceans education and training. WMU also has a highly respected research and a strong record of publications across the maritime and ocean fields. The Post Doctorate position falls within the Research Unit at WMU’s headquarters in Malmo?, Sweden. 

2. Main purpose 

In the framework of ITF Transport 2040 research project ( of-work) addressing technology roadmap and future maritime competencies and skills, WMU is seeking to recruit a full-time Researcher with a PhD with expertise given in Section 4 of this advert. 

The successful candidate is expected to develop research in the field of technology skills foresight and labour market related issues. The results of the research are expected to be included in technical reports and various communications. The candidate is expected to liaise and maintain relationships with leading international stakeholders as part of the project. The successful applicant will work under the overall supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), as well as the Director of Maritime Research. 

3. Working relationships 

Internal contacts – the successful candidate will liaise and interact with relevant faculty members on a regular basis as well as with support staff when needed. 

External contacts – the successful candidate will be required to liaise with persons in the wider maritime transport sector within the context of the ITF Transport 2040 research project

 4. Duties, responsibilities 

The Post Doctorate will be required to perform the following specific tasks: 

  • Conduct research in the field of technology skills foresight and global seafarers’ labour market under technology change; 

  • Apply methods mix-methods approach in a scientific manner for the solicitation of expert assessment; 

  • Collect, model and analyze statistical data for policy development and evaluation; 

  • Organize, and facilitate workshops and project meetings; 

  • Maintain relationships with stakeholders; 

  • Write policy-driven technical reports; 

  • Support presentation of research findings at professional conferences and meetings; 

  • Provide support for any other tasks related to the project as may be required. 

5. Minimum requirements – education, experience and language skills 



  • PhD in political sciences, international studies, economics, management or any other relevant discipline. 



  • A proven track-record of conducted labour market related research and/or foresight related studies; 
  • Experience on translating research findings into concrete actions; 

  • Experience in contribute to communication and dissemination of research projects; 

  • A track record in research and scholarly publications in relevant fields related to this vacancy notice. 


  • Experience in planning/organizing research projects and drafting relevant research proposals; 
  • Experience in organizing conferences and seminars; 

  • Networks and portfolio contacts in the maritime domain. 



? Fluency in spoken and written English. 


Knowledge of other European and UN official languages would be an advantage. 

6. Knowledge and skills 

Knowledge and skills 


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a professional/academic team; 
  • Excellent communications skills; 
  • Effective organizational skills, including time management, setting priorities and undertake 

administrative tasks; 

  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and to demonstrate gender-sensitive and non- discriminatory behaviour and attitudes; 
  • Ability to deal with administrative matters as appropriate to status and with reference to other colleagues within WMU. 

These vacancies are open to male and female candidates. WMU seeks to increase the number of women at all levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. WMU will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities. 


The position provides for a monthly stipend of 42 000 SEK (free of income tax in Sweden) and medical and life insurance coverage by Cigna International. 

Applicants must fill in the Personal History Form, which can be found at, provide a letter of interest, a complete CV and the contact information of three referees to Marco Batista, Head of Human Resources ( Candidates will be contacted if they are short-listed. 

Deadline for Applications: 30 June 2021 



World Maritime University

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Deadline: 2021-06-30
Location: Sweden, Malmö
Categories: Political Science, Economics, Management Science, Maritime Sciences, Postdoc,

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