School of Industrial Engineering and Management at KTH

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Industrial Economics and Management

The Ph.D. student will perform research in a project financed by the EU Horizon program (MultiClimact). The project investigates built environments and related future materials, and technical solutions to respond to extreme climate events. The Ph.D. student will identify critical supply chains that have to adapt to these strategies, hence, ensuring continuous replenishment in a resilient and sustainable manner. The project will collect data and develop models from demonstrators in the EU, e.g., Spain, Italy, and Latvia, where stakeholders have taken a leading role in ensuring a sustainable and resilient transformation. The research will take place under the supervision of Associate Professor Luca Urciuoli. The doctoral student will collaborate with a team of one senior and one Ph.D. student from the KTH School of Architecture and Built Environment, and is expected to work primarily with quantitative methods, e.g., statistical analysis, modelling, simulation, etc.

Supervision: Luca Urciuoli

What we offer

  • Possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world. Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and KTH
  • Our department offers an interdisciplinary, dynamic and creative research environment, as well as collaboration with nationally and internationally established universities in the field

Admission requirements

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 second cycle degree (for example a master's degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6


In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon:

  • MSc. degree in Industrial engineering and management or a related field (e.g., mechanical, transportation, logistics, management engineering)
  • Modelling/programming skills
  • Knowledge of statistical, optimization, simulation software (e.g. Rstudio, Python, ILOG CPLEX, Anylogic, etc.)
  • Language level in English (English test can be used)
  • Previous work experience
  • independently pursue their work,
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. 

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time. In the case of studies that are to be completed with a licentiate degree, the total period of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education for two years.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website

Doctoral section (Students’ Union on KTH)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the Section's website

Apply for the 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/Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Max 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages. Copies of originals must be certified
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values

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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
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
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number M-2023-1137
  • Luca Urciuoli,
Published 08.Jun.2023
Last application date 10.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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