School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

Job description

We are looking for a postdoctoral to study corium debris bed remelting and melt spreading during severe accidents of light water reactors (LWRs). The project is supported by APRI group and has collaboration with ROSAU OECD/NEA project. Experimental and computational studies on phenomena associated with debris bed remelting and melt spreading processes will be conducted toward development and validation of models which can be used for safety analyses and improvement of severe accident management of LWRs.

What we offer

  • Experimental research infrastructure and computational resources to be further developed in the project.
  • Collaborations with organizations leading nuclear reactor safety research at national and international levels.
  • 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.
  • PhD in nuclear engineering, nuclear power safety, engineering mechanics or similar, with extensive experience from reactor thermal hydraulics (TH), severe accident (SA) research and safety analyses. 

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Knowledge and experience from using TH and/or SA codes.
  • Hands-on experience from lab work related to TH or SA research.
  • Good communicative skills, team work competence and collaborative skills, as well as capability to work independently.
  • Motivation and dedication to research work is a very strong merit.
  • Teaching experience is an advantage.
  • You act according to the KTH Core Values 

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

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To apply for the position

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

  • 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.
  • Name and contact details to 2-3 reference persons (and letters of support from these persons, if at hand).

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 S-2024-0827
  • Associate Professor Weimin Ma,
  • Professor Pär Olsson, Head of Department,
Published 23.May.2024
Last application date 13.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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