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Doctoral Student in Circular Manufacturing Systems

8 days ago | Closing on Aug 15
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral Student in Circular Manufacturing Systems
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH.
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Published: 8 days ago
Application deadline: Aug 15
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral Student in Circular Manufacturing Systems

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Production Engineering

We invite applications for one Ph.D. position in research on Circular Manufacturing Systems and their implementation. The successful candidate will join a research team that is carrying out projects aiming to help European manufacturing industry transform its linear model to circular manufacturing model, which entails a fundamentally new approach to resources and their conservation...

The candidate will mainly work in a nationally funded project that aims to design information management systems and collaborate with the IoT developers for creating a circular symbiosis system. The candidate will also contribute in an EU funded project specifically in the research activities that deal with development as well as implementation of ICT Platforms for Multiple Life cycles in two leading European manufacturing companies.

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.

The selected applicant is expected to hold or to be about to receive a M.Sc. degree in one of the following or related disciplines: Mechanical Engineering or Production and Manufacturing Engineering. The applicant should have an outstanding academic track record, and well developed analytical and problem solving skills. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently and is willing to participate in department’s educational activities. Good oral and written English is required. Swedish Language proficiency is highly valued.

Additional requirements (it is considered as a merit if you have all or some of these):

  • Publications that demonstrate your ability in scientific writing
  • Knowledge in industrial symbiosis
  • Knowledge in IoT and IT systems of manufacturing companies
  • Knowledge in data modeling and integration
  • Basic programming skills
  • Previous experience from leading/working in research projects

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:

Doctor's 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 / Beginning of Fall 2018
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH´s Doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: M-2018-0855
Contact:
  1. Amir Rashid, Associate Professor, +46 8 790 63 73, amirr@kth.se
  2. Maya Öberg, HR Officer (for HR matters), +46 8 790 76 53
Published: 2018-06-14
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