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Doctoral student in Materials Science

6 days ago | Closing on Jan 11
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student in Materials Science
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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Published: 6 days ago
Application deadline: Jan 11
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral student in Materials Science

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Engineering Materials Science

We are looking for a doctoral student, who will be working at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In this department, the research is focused on engineering materials and the linkage between process-structure-properties, which is also reflected in the organization of the department in three research units: Process, Structure and Properties. The doctoral student will join the Unit of Structures.

The doctoral studies will be on materials design of cemented carbides within the Hero-m 2i (Hierarchical engineering of industrials materials to innovation) competence center, www.mse.kth.se/forskning/research-center/hero-m-2

Typically cemented carbides consist of hard carbide phases, mainly WC, embedded in a ductile binder phase, usually Co, but since Co can cause serious health problems and the supply is limited there is a need to substitute it. The aim of this project is to use Integrated Computational Materials Engineering, ICME, to develop modelling tools aimed at the replacement of Co. Although the main emphasis is on new theoretical predictive tools regarding the microstructure evolution during process and in service, and the related materials properties, experimental verification and measurements play an essential role.

What we offer

Eligibility

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 degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Suitable background for this position is a M.Sc. degree in materials science, materials physics or related topic.

Selection

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:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

Excellent English, both in written and oral communication, is required for the position. Further, knowledge and experience of modeling tools such as Thermo-Calc, DICTRA and TC-PRISMA is favorable.

Target degree: Doctoral degre

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.

Union representatives

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

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

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

Application

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/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about Processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

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 longer than 6 months
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
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: M-2018-1911
Contact:
  1. Annika Borgenstam, Professor, +46 8 790 83 96 annbor@kth.se
  2. Manon Bonvalet, Researcher, +46 8 790 83 31, bonvalet@kth.se
  3. Maya Öberg, HR Officer (HR matters only), +46 8 790 76 53
Published: 2018-12-06
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