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Doctoral student (licentiate) in Engineering Materials Science

8 days ago | Closing on Aug 10
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student (licentiate) in Engineering Materials Science
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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Application deadline: Aug 10
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral student (licentiate) in Engineering Materials Science

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Engineering Materials Science

The department for Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is looking for a doctoral student (licentiate). The research at the department is dedicated to different types of construction materials and the process-structure-property connection. This profile is also visible in the way the department is organized: the three units are Processes, Structures and Properties. As a doctoral student you will be working in a larger project within the unit of Structures and in close collaboration with Swedish industry.

The topic of the project is development of materials and optimized properties, tailored for additive manufacturing (AM). Emphasis is on tool steels which are to be exposed to extreme service conditions. Additive manufacturing is a manufacturing method where components are build up layer by layer instead of being manufactured by subtractive methods typical for conventional manufacturing methods. Powder-based feedstock is commonly used in metal AM and during the AM process, the powder particles are “glued” together by a laser or electron beam. This results in complex process conditions where the layers are melted, re-melted multiple times and then exposed to cyclic heating and cooling. This will influence the microstructure for the final component and its properties. Hence, it is important to be able to predict the microstructure evolution during printing so that appropriate materials and process conditions can be designed and controlled. In the project available and/or new computational models with be applied to predict the microstructure during an AM process. For materials data input and model validation, experimental characterization will be applied.

The student will work in an interdisciplinary environment with ingredients of physics, chemistry and material science.

What we offer

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförordningen), 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 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.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

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. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.

Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH's website.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but 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 / Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • Applications must include the following elements:
  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue a PhD, what are your academic interests, 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: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other

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

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.

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 Ph.D. student salary agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: M-2018-0856
Contact:
  1. Greta Lindwall, Assistant Professor, +46 8 790 83 25
  2. Joakim Odqvist, Associate Professor, +46 8 790 83 08
  3. Maya Öberg, HR OFficer (for HR matters), +46 8 790 76 53
Published: 2018-06-14
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