School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

The Centre for ECO2 Vehicle Design is now looking for a researcher in methods for facilitating circular practices in the vehicle industry. The successful applicant will undertake research into the utilization of product and operational data in designing for end-of-life vehicles and the transition to circular practices within the vehicle industry. This will include building upon current lifecycle optimization methodologies to avail of industry data, design cases and know-how so that they can be used in real-world situations – for example, in planning preventative maintenance. As such, the job will involve close collaboration with vehicle industry partners within ECO2.

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
  • Close collaboration with the vehicle industry
  • 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 documented ability to publish work in international journals of high standing.
  • The ability to work independently as well as in collaborations and perform critical analysis as well as possessing good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.
  • Research expertise 

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • It is preferable that the applicant has demonstratable experience in lifecycle optimization, data-driven methods, and engineering design, sustainable product development.
  • It is also preferable that applicants can demonstrate that they are personally motivated to undertake research leading to scientific publications as well as working together with specialists from other disciplines and organizations in this applied research project.
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality. 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

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.

 Application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • 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, 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.


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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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
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent Heltid
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2024-0757
  • Ciarán O'Reilly,
Published 13.May.2024
Last application date 07.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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