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Doctoral student (licentiate) in Production logistics

3 days ago | Closing on Jan 15
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student (licentiate) in Production logistics
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: 3 days ago
Application deadline: Jan 15
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral student (licentiate) in Production logistics

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Production Engineering

KTH is building a new research and education environment in the research area Sustainable Production Development at the School of Industrial Engineering and Management. A new faculty has been recruited with three new professor chairs and a number of researchers and PhD students in the areas of production management, production logistics and industrial dependability. The recruitment of PhD students, industrial graduates, adjunct professors and postdoctoral staff is now under way, where this doctoral student position is a part. The new research and education environment is being built in a new campus in Södertälje, in close collaboration with Scania and AstraZeneca.

This doctoral student has a focus on production logistics and refers to a graduate degree in technology licentiate in the subject of Industrial Production. The position is a 100% employment in 2.5 years, of which 80% are postgraduate and 20% education.

You are expected to conduct your PhD student project in the field of production logistics with active involvement in the 3-year EU-project HUPMOBILE (Holistic Urban and Urban Mobility) at KTH in Södertälje. Focus on your research education will be application of modeling, simulation and optimization to achieve sustainable production logistic flows.

To be suitable for the position, we believe you have a background within simulation and optimization, computer science or IT-based supply chain management/production systems. You will be part of a growing research group in production logistics, focusing sustainability and digitalisation for future industrial settings. The education will cover 20% in undergraduate education at the Department of Sustainable Production Development. Research and training in production logistics at KTH is conducted in close cooperation with Swedish industrial companies, and the education is in Swedish, so an ability or ambition to express yourself in Swedish in speech and writing is prerequisite for the work.

What we offer

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), 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.

To be eligible, you must have a M.Sc. degree or equivalent with a focus on simulation and optimization, computer science or IT-based supply chain management/production systems or other orientation which provides good preparation for studies production engineering at research level.

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.

Knowledge of logistic processes in manufacturing industry, of key concepts in Industry 4.0 and of the use of development tools and software for modeling, simulation and visualization of production logistics are meritorious for the position, as well as ability to express yourself in Swedish. Knowledge in English is mandatory for the position.

Target degree: Licentiate 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 and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students 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/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and 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. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

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.

For information about Processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

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: Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Södertälje
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: M-2018-1912
Contact:
  1. Jannicke Baalsrud Hauge, Associate Professor, +46 8 790 94 33, jmbh@kth.se
  2. Magnus Wiktorsson, Professor, +46 8 790 94 28, magwik@kth.se
  3. Maya Öberg, HR Officer (HR matters only), +46 8 790 76 53
Published: 2018-12-06
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