Postdoc in Transport Studies; Rail Freight Traffic System with ATO

Royal Institute of Technology School of Architecture and Built Environment

Postdoc in Transport Studies: Rail Freight Traffic System with ATO

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.

Job description

  • Conduct research on freight transport systems with Automatic Train Operation (ATO) and publish journal or conference papers
  • Collaborate and publish papers with other researchers and doctoral students
  • Apply for funding for new research projects at KTH in collaboration with other researchers
  • Supervise doctoral students *
  • Teach courses in train traffic, including supervised degree projects *

* The proportion is set individually, but supervision and teaching may in total not exceed 20% of full-time employment

At the division for Transport Planning, research and teaching is conducted in the planning of railway systems. The goal is to improve the railway's conditions and competitiveness in freight and passenger traffic in order to be able to contribute to sustainable development in society.

One of the research areas that is now being established is the effects and design of Automatic Train Operation (ATO). The research task for the postdoctoral position is to analyze which production systems will be possible and conceivable for freight traffic by rail with the introduction of ATO. The goal is to produce a basis for calculating the benefits and market effects for freight traffic by rail with ATO. Another goal is to contribute to strengthening the research area within the division through teaching, supervision of doctoral students and project applications for further research.

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
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • During the corona pandemic and partial lock-down, KTH has ordered work from home, but continuously adapts the working method to the Public health agency of Sweden recommendations.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Qualifications

Requirements

A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline (With some exceptions for special reasons such as periods of sick or parental leave, kindly indicate if such reason exists in your resume).
The subject for the doctoral degree must be in traffic and transport, analysis methods in planning train traffic or equivalent.

In addition to the doctoral degree, we want you to have:

  • Experience of teaching or supervision at university level
  • Proficiency in scientific English.

Preferred qualifications

It's preferred if you have experience in:

  • Planning of railway traffic or transport logistics, and can show:
  • Teaching abilities,
  • Research expertise, and:
  • Master Swedish in speech and writing.

As a person you have strong collaborative abilities, a drive to work independently and have an awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

Application

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

The application must include:

  1. CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Web link to references such as your doctoral dissertation.

Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The position offered is for one year with a possibility for extension one additional year.

A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

Others

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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 2021-04-01 or according to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number A-2021-0330
Contact
Erik Jenelius, avd.chef, +46 8 790 80 32, E-post: erik.jenelius@abe.kth.se
Oskar Fröidh, universitetslektor, +46 8 790 83 79, E-post: oskar.froidh@abe.kth.se
Published 19.Feb.2021
Last application date 17.Mar.2021 11:59 PM CET