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Doctoral student in Neuronic Engineering

8 days ago | Closing on Jul 05
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student in Neuronic Engineering
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: Jul 05
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral student in Neuronic Engineering

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

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

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
  • Life-long network through KTH´s Alumni organization.
  • A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
  • Monthly salary according to KTH´s Ph.D. student salary agreement. KTH´s employee benefits.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europ´s fastest growing capitols, which is close to both nature and the sea.
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • The doctoral student is offered a 4 year highly specialized doctoral training, making the candidate an expert in head impact biomechanics as well as being aware of commercializable market opportunities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: September 1, 2018, or according to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH´s Dóctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: C-2018-0944
Contact:
  1. Svein Kleiven, professor, +46 8 790 64 48, e-post: sveink@kth.se
  2. Xiaogai Li, Dr., +46 73 908 10 35, e-post: xiaogai@kth.se
Published: 2018-06-14
Last application date: 2018-07-05 Continue reading
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