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Third-cycle subject: Technology and Health
The Division of Neuronic Engineering at KTH focuses on research on neck and head biomechanics. Finite Element (FE) models of the human neck and head have been developed to study the neck and head kinematics as well as stresses of various kinds. This project aims to improve the prediction of brain injuries for these FE models through accident reconstructions. The project uses accident reconstructions as a tool for understanding injury mechanisms, developing the FE model and developing prevention systems to reduce the number of head injuries. Therefore, expertise in accident reconstruction, neuronics and finite element simulations are needed. Applicants should have good knowledge of mechanics and understanding of motion analysis or biomechanics. Experience of motion analysis or image analysis using motion tracking is desirable. Furthermore, applicants should have basic studies at the MSc level in medical engineering, biomechanics, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, or the like.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
Preferably, the person should have a Master in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Physics or equivalent, preferably with a Biomechanics background. Knowledge of FE modeling is desirable.
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:
Great emphasis will be placed on the applicant's ability of working independently, communicating in English and working in group with other researchers.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
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.
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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:
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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