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Third-cycle subject: Production Engineering
KTH is building a new research and education environment in the research area Sustainable Production Development at the School of Industrial Engineering and Management. A new faculty has been recruited with three new professor chairs and a number of researchers and PhD students in the areas of production management, production logistics and industrial dependability. The recruitment of PhD students, industrial graduates, adjunct professors and postdoctoral staff is now under way, where this doctoral student position is a part. The new research and education environment is being built in a new campus in Södertälje, in close collaboration with Scania and AstraZeneca.
This doctoral student has a focus on production logistics and refers to a graduate degree in technology licentiate in the subject of Industrial Production. The position is a 100% employment in 2.5 years, of which 80% are postgraduate and 20% education.
You are expected to conduct your PhD student project in the field of production logistics with active involvement in the 3-year EU-project HUPMOBILE (Holistic Urban and Urban Mobility) at KTH in Södertälje. Focus on your research education will be application of modeling, simulation and optimization to achieve sustainable production logistic flows.
To be suitable for the position, we believe you have a background within simulation and optimization, computer science or IT-based supply chain management/production systems. You will be part of a growing research group in production logistics, focusing sustainability and digitalisation for future industrial settings. The education will cover 20% in undergraduate education at the Department of Sustainable Production Development. Research and training in production logistics at KTH is conducted in close cooperation with Swedish industrial companies, and the education is in Swedish, so an ability or ambition to express yourself in Swedish in speech and writing is prerequisite for the work.
What we offer
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:
To be eligible, you must have a M.Sc. degree or equivalent with a focus on simulation and optimization, computer science or IT-based supply chain management/production systems or other orientation which provides good preparation for studies production engineering at research level.
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
Knowledge of logistic processes in manufacturing industry, of key concepts in Industry 4.0 and of the use of development tools and software for modeling, simulation and visualization of production logistics are meritorious for the position, as well as ability to express yourself in Swedish. Knowledge in English is mandatory for the position.
Target degree: Licentiate degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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