Doctoral Position in Transport Science
Royal Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Built Environment
Sweden

Doctoral Student in Transport Science

KTH , School of Architecture and Built Environment

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Transport Science

The Department of Urban Planning and Environment, division of Systems Analysis and Economics at KTH is looking for an excellent candidate for a doctoral student position in Transport Science.

The incumbant will conduct research to extend our understanding of the transition of sustainable urban mobility, triggered by an event or shock as well as through techonological developments (e.g. ITS). Urban mobility is undergoing various transitions led by IoT, access to real time data and advancements in infrastructure and vehicular technologies often outpacing collective policy responses. Sustanability is a shared goal and  recent events have clearly revealed the caveats of non-collaborative non-resilient approaches. It is a critical time to explore how technology, while causing disruption, can equip us to adapt and manage negative externalities.

An important first step is to gain a better understanding of the problems, prospects and behavioural responses to such changes. This would be the focus of this project. It would develop the foundation knowledge to support practice and policy for sustainable mobility transition.

The position also includes teaching activities (max 20%).

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.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.

Eligibility

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 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.
  • Requirements 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:

  • documented knowledge of transport research,
  • experience of discrete choice modelling,
  • independently pursue his or her work,
  • analyse and work with complex issues,
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach,
  • affinity and/or motivation to study socio-technological transition,
  • experience with GIS and visualization software.

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 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.
  • 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.

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

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 1/3/2021 or as soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number A-2020-2392
Contact
Fariya Sharmeen, Associate Professor , Sharmeen@kth.se
Sofia Kroné Karlsson, HR-officer, +46 8 790 94 20
Published 03.Dec.2020
Last application date 08.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET


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