KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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.
Third-cycle subject: Civil 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.
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.
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.
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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Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.
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.
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|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 %|
|Last application date||30.Jun.2018 11:59 PM CET|
Post expires on Saturday June 30th, 2018