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Doctoral student (licentiat) in Structural mechanics

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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subjectCivil and Architectural Engineering, specialisation in Structural Engineering and Bridges

We are looking for a PhD student to study vibrations in buildings due to train traffic with particular focus on the consideration of soil-structure interaction.

Trains traveling on rails generate vibrations in the ground, which in turn causes vibrations in nearby building. These vibrations can pose a major comfort problem for people staying in the building. Our experience is that the transmission of vibration from railways to nearby buildings is difficult to predict and that more research is needed. This is a growing problem in Sweden because one wants to build more and more close to railways.

The aim of the project is to better understand the dynamic interaction between the building’s foundation and the ground through a combination of field measurements and numerical FEM analyses. The objective is to develop a methodology to accurately determine the level of vibration in the foundation based on measurements of vibrations in the soil where the building is to be located.

This licentiate project is funded by SBUF, the construction industry’s organisation for research and development and will be performed in cooperation with Skanska.

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility:

  • 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 applicant should have a master degree in Civil Engineering or in a similar subject field.

Master students who finish their studies before 2018-09-01 are eligible to apply for this position.

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 your work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

Additional important merit characteristics:

  • high motivation for conducting scientific research
  • strong academic qualifications, good knowledge of written and spoken English, well-developed analytical ability
  • good knowledge and great interest in structural mechanics, finite element methods, numerical methods and programming.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

Target degree:

Licentiatexamen

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

Gender equality, diversity and resignation from all forms of discrimination is both a quality issue and an obvious part of KTH’s value base

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

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 Under september eller oktober 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 A-2018-0744
Contact
  • Maja Maurin, HR-handläggare, 08-7909424
  • Jean-Marc Battini, Professor , 08-790 8030
Last application date 30.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Saturday June 30th, 2018

Doctoral student positions in Networked Systems (3 available positions)

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of EECS

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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

The advertised doctoral student positions are within an ambitious, 5-year European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Project titled “ULTRA”. In this 2 Million EUR project, we want to dramatically change the way Internet Services are constructed.

Your work will entail design, implementation, and evaluation of distributed systems and networks for building ultra-low latency Internet services. Examples include advanced highly streamlined server software, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) chains at the true speed of the underlying hardware, intra datacenter load-balancing, and agile and efficient geo-distributed data storage systems that meet their Service Level Objectives.

You will be part of the Network Systems Laboratory (NSLab), with your studies supervised by Professor Dejan Kostic.

In addition to your doctoral studies, you will be expected to teach or perform other departmental duties up to 20% of full-time. Doctoral student employment at KTH offers excellent conditions with competitive salaries, health care, social security, and contributions to pension funds.

Qualifications

The applicant should hold a Master’s of Science degree or a similar degree which fulfills the entry requirements for doctoral studies at KTH.

A successful candidate needs to have: (1) a strong background in distributed systems, networking, programming, and operating systems, (2) excellent knowledge of written and spoken English, (3) very good critical reasoning skills, (4) very good knowledge of C++ and Linux/UNIX, (5) strong motivation, with a desire to experiment, explore, and diagnose complex problems, and (6) the ability to develop into an independent researcher in keeping with the national learning outcomes for a doctoral student.

The application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter: a one-page summary of your application.
  • Curriculum vitae: a document of up to four (4) pages, including all your relevant academic, professional and other achievements, and experience.
  • An official copy of the MSc (or equivalent) degree certificate and academic transcript. For applicants in the process of obtaining the MSc (or equivalent) degree, they must state with supporting document the expected date of degree completion.
  • Recommendation letters: Please send together with your application at least two (2) recommendation letters. Please also include detailed contact information for at least two (2) references (including the two you arranged for).
  • Statement of purpose: Please state why you wish to pursue a doctoral degree in these research topics,giving an account of your academic interests and your background. Maximum two (2) pages long.
  • Representative publications or technical reports: Please provide, if any, up to maximum two (2) documents, no longer than ten (10) pages each. For longer documents (e.g., project theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Others

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

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 In agreement with supervisor
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH:s Doctoral student salary
Number of positions 3
Working hours 100%
City Kista
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number J-2018-0267
Contact
  • Dejan Kostic, Professor, dmk@kth.se
  • Sarah Kullgren, HR Officer, sarahku@kth.se
Last application date 31.May.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Thursday May 31st, 2018

Doctoral student in theoretical condensed matter physics

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Skolan för teknikvetenskap

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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Research and teaching conducted at the Department of Physics span from basic science topics in condensed matter physics, biophysics, mathematical physics, atomic, nuclear, particle and astroparticle physics to applied areas such as medical imaging, nuclear reactor physics, nuclear reactor technology and nuclear power safety

Job description

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who wants to pursue doctoral studies in theoretical condensed matter physics, with a main focus on superconductivity.

You will work on the theoretical modelling and simulations of superconducting nanostructures towards the goal of understanding the mechanisms of Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors (SNSPD), and help improve their usefulness. The work will be carried out in close collaboration with experiments, who are fabricating and using such detectors. You will get a thorough training in the theory of superconductivity, statistical mechanics, and computational physics.

The employment is four years, with a possibility of extending to five years if 20 percent of department duties and/or teaching time are included in the employment.

Qualifications

The applicant should have a master’s degree in physics or equivalent, and have a strong interest in superconductivity and theoretical and computational physics, and a willingness to communicate and collaborate with experimentalists in the field. Applicants should be strongly motivated for research studies, capable of independent work and critical analysis as well as good cooperation and communication skills. Good skills in written and spoken English is required.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.

Application

Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

The application must contain:

  • CV,
  • transcript of grades from your university
  • at least one recommendation letter
  • a brief cover letter describing your suitability for the PhD position.

Others

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

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
Salary According to the KTH “student ladder” for doctoral students
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2018-0263
Contact
  • Jack Lidmar, Assoc.professor, +46 737 65 20 21, jlidmar@kth.se
  • Mark Pearce, Head of department, +46 70 166 74 86 pearce@kth.se
Last application date 31.May.2018 11:59 PM CET

Post expires on Thursday May 31st, 2018