School of Architecture and Built Environment at KTH

Job description

The overall aim of this postdoc position is to conduct research about new types of timber and timber-based hybrid structures. You will be particularly responsible for gaining new knowledge for the development and design of effective connection technology with plywood gusset plates. One of the challenges involves expanding the application of such timber-based structures also for outdoor use. The current research group is focused on larger timber structures with medium and long spans, e.g. bridges, halls, towers, etc.. The research group's expertise includes both structural engineering and materials technology, especially regarding wood-based components and systems, but also production technology and processing aspects such as workability and mountability, as well as disassembly.

You can read more about what is included in a postdoctoral position in the Employment Regulations and on the Swedish Agency for Government Employers - postdoctoral agreement

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 the time the employment decision is made.
  • A doctoral degree in civil and architectural engineering or similar
  • A doctoral degree related to the mechanical behaviour of wood-based connections for timber structures
  • Expertise and experience in both experimental work and theoretical modelling related to wood-based connections for timber structures
  • Expertise and experience in experimental work and theoretical modelling related to either mechanical or adhesively bonded wood-based connections for timber structures
  • Proven record of publications related to wood-based connections for timber structures in leading peer-reviewed journals
  • Awareness of important aspects related to a sustainable development of the society in particular related to the building sector and building materials
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Collaborative abilities both within academia as well as with industry
  • Independence regarding planning, performing and publishing research work

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Knowledge of wood science and wood durability
  • Additional experience in wood-based composite materials, engineering, or a closely related field.
  • Teaching abilities and demonstrated commitment and experience in teaching and mentoring students in the second cycle (Master level) education in civil and architectural engineering or similar

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

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.

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, two 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-2024-0810
  • Magnus Wålinder,
Published 27.Mar.2024
Last application date 30.Apr.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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