School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH

Job description

Hydro power plays a central role in the energy transition in Sweden towards becoming carbon-neutral by 2045. To achieve sustainable power generation, the safety of hydro power facilities is the prerequisite. In a changing climate, hydraulic structures are experiencing higher risks in combination with aging issues. Modelling of flow and structural interaction plays a significant role in the assurance of safe spillway operation. This project aims to, by means of CFD, laboratory experiments and machine learning technique, enhance our understanding of failure mechanisms of stilling basins and develop physically based models for stability analysis. It also seeks to disseminate the research findings for applications in upgrades and operations of hydraulic structures.

The research project involves work based on both numerical and experimental methods, which also requires independent research and close collaboration with the power industry. The postdoc will also, on a smaller scale, participate, in teaching within the subject of hydraulic design. The postdoc will be a member of the research group for Concrete Structures at the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than at the time the employment decision is made.
  • Doctoral degree within relevant area (hydraulics, concrete structures, numerical modelling, or similar).
  • Research expertise.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Teaching abilities and awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality are merits.
  • You should have collaborative abilities, but also be able to work independently.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Trade union representatives

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To apply for the position

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

The application must include a CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge and a brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals (max two pages long).

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).

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, three years.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.


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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number A-2023-1429
  • Ander Ansell,
Published 30.May.2023
Last application date 12.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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