Doctoral Student in Textile Technology

University of Borås
October 11, 2023
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Creativity, knowledge, and innovation converge at the Swedish School of Textiles. Our unique lab environments and competencies relate to the majority of the textile value chain. Our close collaboration with both business and industry shapes our educational programmes and as a result, the Swedish School of Textiles is at the core of supplying the knowledge needed in the textile industry. Here, design, engineering, technology, production, business administration, and marketing meet, and that is why our textile research, textile innovation, and textile educational programmes are so strong. This makes the Swedish School of Textiles unique in Europe as well as an internationally recognised educational environment for its work towards a more sustainable textile value chain.

The research group on advanced textile structures, led by Professor Nawar Kadi, has grown significantly in recent years. The research group has established an advanced research environment focused on fibres, yarn, and yarn structures, textile structures, as well as mechanical recycling of textiles. The focus is on natural fibres and biodegradable polymer fibres. The group now seeks to recruit a doctoral student in textile technology.

Job description

The doctoral student's research will take place within the research group Advanced Textile Structures and will focus on the production and development of 4D textile structures. These should also be responsive to many stimuli such as heat, electricity, etc. Given that time is the fourth dimension, these structures will be made using various textile techniques, including non-woven. The structure will be based on sustainable fibres with a focus on cellulosic materials.

A full-time doctoral student must devote at least 80 % to research studies and doctoral thesis work. Any remaining time, up to 20 %, is for departmental duties consisting of teaching at Bachelor's and Master's level in relevant courses, supervision of degree projects, participation in external projects, and other assignments and/or administration.

Read about life as a doctoral student at the University of Borås.


Employment as a doctoral student requires a Master's degree in textile technology or similar. A Master's degree in engineering, resource recovery, polymers, materials or chemistry can be accepted in combination with a textile background. Good knowledge in English in both speech and writing is required. Furthermore, the employment presupposes that you have good collaboration and initiative-taking skills, the ability to work independently and in a structured manner, and the ability to prioritise tasks.


  • Knowledge of shape memory materials and modeling.
  • Employment takes place under the condition that the applicant fulfills the requirements and is accepted as a doctoral student. Admission will be with the Textiles and Fashion research school, specialisation in textile technology.


    Information related to the research area can be provided by Professor Nawar Kadi ([email protected]); the research school can be provided by Director of Studies Eva Gustafsson ([email protected]); and employment can be provided by Head of Department Niina Hernández ([email protected]). Trade union representative is Matilda Johansson, Saco-S. Trade union representatives can be reached via the university's switchboard at +46 (0)33-435 40 00.

    Type of employment : Doctoral studentship employment is conducted in accordance with the regulations outlined in Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance. Most of the time is devoted to research studies and the remaining time, up to 20 %, includes departmental duties at the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business. If departmental duties are included, the doctoral education period is extended by a corresponding degree, however with a maximum of five years. The first employment period covers one year and is normally renewed by one year at a time. Employment rate : 100 % Start date : 1 December 2023 or as agreed upon. Position location : Borås, Sweden Registration number : PA2023/144


    You can apply for the position via our website by clicking on “Apply.” For more information on how to apply, visit How to apply for a job with us.

    Write clearly in your application which position you are applying for and include the applicable reference number. A complete application should include the following electronic documents:

  • Cover page/personal letter with brief reason for your application where the position applied for is stated.
  • CV (overview list of education and work experience in chronological order) with reference contact information.
  • Degree project (independent work).
  • Copies of relevant degree certificates substantiating how you meet the requirements for the position.
  • Copy of passport/ID document.
  • Proof of completion of English 6 or equivalent.
  • For information on how to meet the requirement for English, please visit the webpage English language requirements.

    After the application deadline, no additions can be made electronically.

    Please submit your application at the latest by 11 October 2023.

    For the university, it is a matter of course to work for sustainable societal development throughout our operations and to work to promote diversity, equality, and accessibility. More information about the University of Borås and what it is like to work here.

    The university as a workplace means employment with good conditions and benefits. Our modern campus is located in the city centre within walking distance of the main train and bus station, thus offering good commuting options. More information about terms of employment and career paths.

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