PhD Student in Vehicle Conceptualisation and Subsytem Interaction

Applicants are invited to apply for a PhD position in propulsion at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Citizens of any country are eligible to apply. The initial contract for this position is two years. Applications are welcome before October 04, 2018.

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.

The Centre for ECO2 Vehicle Design ( is based at the KTH Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering and is a multidisciplinary research environment aimed at enabling resource efficient vehicles in a sustainable society. Our research focusses on developing the competences, methods and know-how needed to resolve cross-functional conflicts within the wider vehicle system. The centre brings together a wide range of expertise from academia, industry and public agencies.

The Centre is now looking for a doctoral candidate who will be involved in studying interdependencies in vehicle conceptualisation.

Interdependencies exist across many vehicle sub-systems (e.g. propulsion motor and cooling unit) and between many levels of the wider transport system (e.g. wheel and track/road wear). Such interdepencies arise during design conceptualisation, when functional requirements are mapped to design parameters. This project will further develop methods to understand and predict these interdendencies, with the aim of improving the integration of innovative technologies within existing vehicle architectures to achieve, for example, compact vehicle drive solutions.
- The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
- A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
- A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement.
- Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europes fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.
- Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.

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:
- 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.

Masters degree within relevant area for the specific PhD-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 his or hers work,
- ability to collaborate with others,
- ability to communicate and write in English.

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.

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:
- 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.

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