Researcher in modeling of multi-modal freight transport

Royal lnstitute of Technology
October 11, 2022
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Job description

Sweden aims to become one of the world's first fossil-free welfare states by 2045, and this requires a restructuring of the transport sector. A technological leap for vehicles and the transport sector is underway, which means that the sector needs to quickly relate to automation, digitization and connected solutions. Important components in climate change are the introduction of sustainable fuels, with electrification as an important part. Connecting freight transport around nodes is an important part of the transition, but meets obstacles to coordination and learning challenges.

The Digital Transport Southern Stockholm (DTSS) project aims to establish, through research-based knowledge, model generation and simulation, a consensus between key players in the southern part of the Stockholm region on how smart, multimodal forms of operation and management can be established for freight transport, which meet the requirements for transport efficiency, climate adaptation and road safety. The results benefit both external actors / partners and the Swedish Transport Administration, for the Swedish Transport Administration as concrete requirements for road construction.

As a Researcher fellow in this project, you will build models that connect the various multimodal activities to enable scenario analysis together with the stakeholders. Traffic and logistics flows, the value chain, the energy network, data flows and other digitization aspects related to the entire value chain are included in the model and different abstract levels and details will need to be taken care of. It is therefore important that you have knowledge and experience in traffic or logistics modeling and have knowledge of how ontologies can be used to connect domain-specific models.

From the scenario analyzes, we aim to obtain concrete information about collective and individual investment needs, early identification of possible bottlenecks, and of scalability in solutions and practical applications. Your work will contribute to creating important conditions for learning in the region, but also in a broader geographical perspective.

What we offer
  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm , in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • As the project is in close collaboration with important stakeholders within the transport sector, you will have the opportunities to expand your personal network and establish yourself within a subject closely related to Swedish sustainability goals.
  • Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree
  • Research expertise in the subject
  • Preferred qualifications

  • Teaching ability are meritorious for the position
  • It is a merit if you have experience of studying or working in an international research environment
  • It is a merit if you have knowledge of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • The ability to inform about research and development work
  • As a person you have the ability to work independently and you also have the ability to prioritize, organize and plan tasks. You value collaboration by maintaining good relations with both internal and external colleagues.

    Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

    About the employment

    The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 12 months with access according to agreement.

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