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Postdoctoral Position in Vehicle-Track Dynamic Interaction – KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Jun 2022


KTH Royal Institute of Technology invites applications for a Postdoctoral position in Vehicle-Track Dynamic Interaction, Sweden – Jun 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 3 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

School of Engineering Sciences at KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden


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Qualification Details


  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree. This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Very good knowledge of engineering mechanics
  • Good skills in dynamics of mechanical systems
  • Experience in simulation of mechanical systems
  • Knowledge of contact mechanics

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Good collaborative abilities
  • Good English skills, both orally and in writing
  • Independence
  • Teaching abilities
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Responsibilities/Job Description

A smooth interaction between rail vehicles and track is crucial for the success of rail transportation ranging from heavy haul freight trains to high-speed passenger trains. Main issues are running safety, ride comfort and wheel-rail damage. In the upcoming research programme Europe´s Rail these aspects are fundamental and also in focus for the present postdoc position. KTH has a long collaboration with Trafikverket and others on vehicle-track interaction topics, not least in a European context. You will be involved in a number of projects where multibody dynamics simulation of vehicle-track interaction, emanating from wheel-rail interaction, is the main research tool. Usually also corresponding measurements are involved to support the research and innovation efforts. Some participation in PhD student supervision and MSc student teaching are foreseen.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: S-2022-1064

Application Procedure

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:

  • 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 at KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the Employer:

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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
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • Membership in the internationally well-known Rail Vehicles unit, Dep. of Engineering Mechanics and KTH Railway Group

Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

Trade union representatives

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

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, three years.

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.


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.

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Contact details

  • Mats Berg, Tel:+46(0)70-6522441

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