Research Engineer in Implementation Circularity in the Vehicle Industry

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 09 Feb 2023

Job description

The Centre for ECO2 Vehicle Design is now looking for a researcher engineer in methods for facilitating circular practices in the vehicle industry. The successful applicant will undertake research into the utilization of product and operational data in designing for end-of-life vehicles and the transition to circular practices within the vehicle industry. This will include building upon current lifecycle optimization methodologies to avail of industry data, design cases and know-how so that they can be used in real-world situations – for example, in planning preventative maintenance. As such, the job will involve close collaboration with vehicle industry partners within ECO2.

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
  • Work in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Close collaboration with industry
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH .

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  • The successful applicant must have a graduate degree or an advanced level (higher education) in the research subject or equivalent competence.
  • They must also have the ability to work independently as well as in collaborations and perform critical analysis as well as possessing good levels of cooperative and communicative abilities.

Preferred qualifications

  • It is preferable that the applicant has demonstratable experience in lifecycle optimization, data-driven methods, and engineering design, sustainable product development.
  • It is also preferable that applicants can demonstrate that they are personally motivated to undertake research leading to scientific publications as well as working together with specialists from other disciplines and organizations in this applied research project.
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

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The application must include:

  • A one-page cover letter outlining suitability for this job.
  • 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.
  • Contact details for two referees.

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

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 12 months with access according to agreement.

Other information

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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. 

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