Doctoral Student (Licentiate) within Production Engineering
8 days ago | Closing on Jan 12
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral Student (Licentiate) within Production 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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Application deadline: Jan 12
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral Student (Licentiate) within Production 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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Production engineering (IIP) includes techniques which mainly concern engineer technical development of products, processes, systems and methods that have direct impact on this production. The area includes everything from engineering aspects of manufacturing to assembly of components for functional products and recycling issues associated with these disciplines.

Job description 

The intended work will take place at the department of Production Engineering (https://www.kth.se/en/itm/inst/iip) within the group of Digital Smart Production. Here you will be integrated in the department activities with responsibility both in the field of research (80%) and education (20%): The candidate will partake in the research projects, assist in some administrative aspects of project leadership and act as an assistant lecturer for specific courses. 

The research position will be within the field of Production System with focus on Business Models, Unit of Digital Smart Production. This Unit focuses on Industry 4.0/Digitalisation aspects of industry, with a particular emphasis on shop-floor applications. The Unit also has European and national projects that operate within this focus area, as well as being part of the eXcellence in Production RESerach (XPRES) Strategiska Forskningsområdet (SFO). 

The candidate will be responsible for developing and running research activities in national as well as European project. In detail the candidate will be mainly active within the OpenMOS project, part of H2020 Factory of the Future (http://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/198382_en.html) The target of this project are Plug-and-produce automation systems that allow easy change over and reconfiguration based on predefined process capabilities and fast integration methods. The candidate will also be involved in the Tiphys project (webpage under construction), an Erasmus + initiative for higher education funded by EC and Swedish council for higher education (www.uhr.se). The aim of this project is to create an international course repository for PhD level educational units in the domain of Industry 4.0: the initiative leverage on the learning analytic paradigm and on the Social Network based education framework . Both projects require close cooperation with our industrial and academic partners. 

Teaching activities (defined as part of departmental work, 20%) involve bachelor and master education in the domain of Scientific Methodology and Business driven production development.  

The position will lead towards a licentiate’s degree.

Qualifications

We seek a candidate with a completed Masters of Science degree within Management Engineering. Proven experience in independent working and research efforts are viewed as beneficial.  

It is considered meritorious if the candidate has:

  • Knowledge of Business Process Modelling and related languages and tools with working knowledge of UML based modelling languages
  • Knowledge of Ontologies and experience with Protegé
  • Capability to simulate production processes using Arena or similar software,
  • Ability to acquire pedagogical skills
  • Fluent communicational skills in both English & Swedish, oral and written 
  • Furthermore, courses in one or more of the following subjects are advantageous:
  • Strategy and Organization
  • Project Management
  • Information Systems
  • Quality Engineering, Accounting and Corporate Finance
  • Economics, Production planning and control
  • Business Intelligence
  • Innovation management for ICT products 

The candidate has a good ability to perform independent research and development work. He/she works well in different teams. The skill in Business Process Modelling and Ontologies are god, as well as the writing skills in English.

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 application should include the following information/documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (incl. relevant professional experiences and skills)
  • Cover Letter (incl. a brief motivation to why you want to engage in research studies, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and goals, max. 2 pages)
  • Copy of degree certificate from previous university degree including grades (translated into Swedish or English if the documents are in other languages)
  • Publications or technical reports (for documents longer than 10 pages: add the abstract and a link to the full version)
  • Contact information to two references (that we can contact if you proceed to the last step in the process)

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).

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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
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
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-2017-1581
Contact:
  1. Antonio Maffei, Assistant Professor, +46 8 790 78 71
  2. Maya Öberg, HR Officer (for HR matters), +46 8 790 76 53
Published: 2017-12-07
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