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Doctoral student in “Design of the future lean factory”

8 days ago | Closing on Aug 10
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student in “Design of the future lean factory”
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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Application deadline: Aug 10
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral student in “Design of the future lean factory”

KTH is building a research and education environment within the research area of Sustainable Production Development (HPU) at the School of Industrial Engineering and Management. KTH:s new campus in Södertälje is developed in close collaboration with Scania and Astra Zeneca focusing production management, production logistics and industrial dependability.

HPU is expanding the research group with a new doctoral student in the area of production management, focusing on the design of new production equipment and factories based on the Lean production concept.

Project description

Third-cycle subject:  Industrial Engineering and Management

If you are interested in conducting research in the hot topic manufacturing, this is an opportunity. The task is based on the question of how the lean principles could be considered already during the development phase when requirements for new robust production equipment and factories are to be specified, aiming at creating stable processes from the start.

We cooperate with the INDEK department where you as a doctoral student will be admitted to their PhD program “Industrial Economics and Management during the first phase of doctoral studies. The doctoral student position is located at the Department of Sustainable Production Development at KTH's campus in Södertälje, which has the main responsibility for the doctoral student position and supervision. As a PhD student, you are expected to meet the doctoral program's requirements for studies and approval of the doctoral theses. The appointment is five years and includes own learning, research, 20% teaching or other institutional tasks. In addition to the production of research results of good scientific quality, we prioritize the industrial benefit.

What we offer

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

As special competence, knowledge of industrial production, production systems and lean production is required. You should have a systems thinking, and ability to think strategically besides excellent skills in English writing and presentation. It is a merit if you have knowledge of development processes for product and production systems. In addition to the eligibility requirements, emphasis is given to personal qualities, suitability and your aspiration in contributing to achieve CO2-neutral production plants. It is a merit that you are skilled in Swedish – or motivated to learn within a short time frame.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

Target degree:

Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.

Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH's website.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH:s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET / CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • Applications must include the following elements:
  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue a PhD, what are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum 2 pages long.
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH´s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement / as soon as possible
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH´s Ph.D. student salary agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Södertälje
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: M-2018-0848
Contact:
  1. Monica Bellgran, Professor , +46 8 790 95 01
  2. Seyoum Eshetu Birkie, Assistant Professor, +46 8 790 94 35
  3. Maya Öberg, HR Officer (for HR matters), +46 8 790 76 53
Published: 2018-06-14
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