Postdoc in simulation of urban freight distribution

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 18 Nov 2022

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

We are looking for a person to drive the work within the research theme Data-driven insights through simulation in the HITS2 project, which is a collaboration with Scania, the City of Stockholm and more than ten other partners. The project's vision is to understand and create the conditions for a sustainable transport system in the city. The tasks consist of simulating and analyzing scenarios with different network solutions and placements of hubs, with a focus on a number of research questions: How can simulation demonstrate efficiency gains in consolidation and different distribution scenarios for logistics flows? What is an appropriate approach to simulate the above under various operational scenarios? Can the simulation tools support charging infrastructure decisions, and which aspects of the charging infrastructure are most relevant?

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
  • Read more about what it is like to work at KTH



  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • Demonstrated scientific skill in the research area supported by international publications and the like.
  • As a person, you are required to have the ability to cooperate and be independent.

Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • Pedagogical ability, proven through, for example, supervised degree projects, is a merit.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality is also a merit.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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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.

About the employment

The position offered is for, at the most, two 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.

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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary
Number of positions: 1
Full-time equivalent: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: A-2022-2717

  • Erik Jenelius, avdelningschef,
  • Published: 2022-10-28
    Last application date: 2022-11-18

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