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Production engineering (IIP) includes techniques which mainly concern engineer technical development of products, processes, systems and methods that have direct impact on this production. The area includes everything from engineering aspects of manufacturing to assembly of components for functional products and recycling issues associated with these disciplines.
Third-cycle subject: Production engineering
The development towards smart factories intends products and production resources such as machines, robots and tools to have the inbuilt capabilities to communicate, make self-diagnosis, become self-learning and to possess the abilities to perform self-adjustments, adaptations and optimizations; in other words, products and processes are intended to become more intelligent and autonomous. A prerequisite for this development is the improvement of the available knowledge about novel measurement instruments and methodologies for the characterisation of machinery’s operational properties.
The research group in manufacturing and metrology systems is offering a PhD student position focusing on the research of measurement and control of production resources’ physical properties including the effect of their control systems on accuracy and precision. The successful candidate will join a research group that is focusing on novel design of measurement instruments and measurement as well as modelling methodologies for controlling industrial robots’ and machine tools’ kinematic, static, dynamic and thermal properties by utilising precision engineering principles.
The candidate will be responsible to develop new strategies for the measurement and modelling of the effect of the industrial control systems as well as different control strategies on the accuracy of advanced manufacturing machinery, this entails:
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:
The degree should be passed no longer then 6 months after position announcement ending
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:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral 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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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
|Title||Doctoral student in measurement & control of industrial robots’ properties|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Published||June 13, 2019|
|Application deadline||June 24, 2019|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Mechatronics,   Industrial Engineering,   Manufacturing Engineering,   Robotics,   Mechanics  |