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Doctoral student Position in Innovation/design for sustainable transport systems at KTH, Sweden 2022


Doctoral student position in Innovation/design for sustainable transport systems is available for master’s degree candidates in Integrated Product Design, Industrial Engineering, and Management or Sociotechnical systems or similar, and experience from conducting workshops at the Industrial Engineering and Management, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 2022

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

Industrial Engineering and Management

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


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Qualification Details

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),
  • 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


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
  • 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.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Integrated Product Development and Design is looking for a doctoral student 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.

Supervision: Mats Magnusson, professor in product innovation engineering. Mia Hesselgren will have the role of co-supervisor.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: M-2022-0550

Application Procedure

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, what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals (max 2 pages long).
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements. 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.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

  • 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.
  • Postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as a study environment.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and KTH.
  • Research at ITRL is transdisciplinary and offers many opportunities for collaboration with industry and external collaborative partners.

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as doctoral students. 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.

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

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