PhD (Licentiate) in Collaborative Innovation & Sustainable Transport Design

Royal lnstitute of Technology
March 30, 2023
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Project description

Third-cycle subject: Machine Design

Integrated Product Development and Design is looking for a doctoral student (licentiate with ambition to extend to a doctoral degree) in Collaborative Innovation and Design. The unit is active in innovation management, design and development of sustainable product and service systems, and transformation of business models.

You will participate in a large multi-stakeholder collaboration project developing and testing new concepts striving toward sustainable transport systems analyzing how new concepts and services for city logistics contribute to a sustainable transport system and society. Collaborative innovation and design is one research theme within the project, coordinated at ITRL, Integrated Transport Research Lab.

You have a master's in Integrated Product Design, Industrial Engineering, and Management or Sociotechnical systems or similar, and experience from conducting workshops. The position entails a study period of two years for full-time studies. The ambition is to extend the position towards a doctoral degree, which in total corresponds to four years of full-time studies.

Supervision: Mats Magnusson, professor in product innovation engineering. Mia Hesselgren, researcher in design for sustainable mobility is proposed to supervise the doctoral student. Decisions are made on admission.

What we offer
  • The possibility to study in a dynamic and international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world.Read more
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH's Doctoral student salary agreement.
  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • Research at ITRL is transdisciplinary and offers many opportunities for collaboration with industry and external collaborative partners
  • Admission requirements

    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 second cycle degree (for example a master's degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge
  • In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here

    Selection

    In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.
  • As the research includes a substantial amount of collaboration with local stakeholders who are not comfortable with interaction in English it is beneficial if the applicant speaks Swedish and has experience in developing and leading workshops.After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency. In the case of studies that are to be completed with a licentiate degree, the total period of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education for two years.

    T arget degree: Licentiate degree

    Information regarding admission and employment

    Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

    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)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Other information

    Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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

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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.

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