Doctoral Student in Solid Mechanics
Royal Institute of Technology School of Engineering Sciences
Sweden

Doctoral student in Solid Mechanics focusing on corrosion fatigue

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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: Solid Mechanics

The project purpose is improved understanding for the mechanisms that initiates corrosion fatigue and to develop an improved method to predict the risk for fatigue, and fatigue life, for components subjected to environmental fatigue. The work includes the designing a corrosion fatigue experiment, perform and evaluate experiments. The micro-mechanical effects will be particularly studied. The work includes numerical modelling of crack initiation and crack growth at environmentally exposed fatigue loads. The work will be performed in close cooperation with the Swedish industry. The work is funded by SKC, Swedish Centre for Nuclear Technology.

Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by: Prof. Bo Alfredsson and Adj. Prof. Pål Efsing

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 torelocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • Teacher lead PhD-level courses on material- and damage models
  • A solid mechanics lab. and an computer cluster
  • Supervision in material mechanics; micro-mechanics; comp.mechanics; fracture mechanics; fatigue; environmental eff.

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.
  • Comprehend English, both writing and reading, according to the requirements for acceptance. 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 assed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach,
  • analyse and work with complex issues,
  • MSc in solid mechanics, eng. mech etc is necessary,
  • Skills in mtrl sciences, corrosion or fatigue are meriting 
  • Fluent Swedish is strongly meriting.
  • God English are necessary.

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)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions and certificates of fulfilled language requirements. These need to be translated into English or Swedish if the original documents are 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

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

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.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
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 S-2020-0299
Contact
Prof. Bo Alfredsson, alfred@kth.se, +46 8 790 76 67
Adj. Prof. Pål Efsing, efsing@kth.se, +46 70-625 45 14
Published 12.Mar.2020
Last application date 05.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET


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