PhD Student in Building Materials

Updated: about 5 hours ago
Deadline: 30 Apr 2021

Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with industries such as LKAB, Ericsson, Boliden, ABB, Epiroc and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.8 billion per year. We currently have 1 770 employees and 17 200 students.

We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research. Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit.

The research subject of Building materials consists of 15 persons including 3 professors and one post doc. The subject focusses on development of sustainable materials and production technologies for the construction industry as well as on ice and arctic conditions related research and education.

Subject description
Building Materials includes sustainable building materials and their application technologies, recycling and reuse, and applied building physics, especially focusing on the artic conditions.

Project description
The PhD study will focus on development of a novel ecological concrete based on various types of industrial by products and wastes. The PhD study will include both theoretical and practical work.

As a PhD student you are expected to perform both experimental and theoretical work within your research studies as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. The majority of your working time will be devoted to your own research studies.

In addition, you can have the opportunity to try the teacher role. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a great opportunity to be involved in challenging development projects.

The candidate should speak fluent English language; have Master degree in Civil Engineering. The candidate should have a basic knowledge related to building materials and especially including cementitious binders and concretes.

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Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Andrzej Cwirzen,

Union representatives: SACO-S SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920-49 1529 , OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Please apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Please write your application in English. 

Reference number: 602-2021
Last day of application: 30th of April, 2021

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