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We have currently looking for a postdoct researcher to work at KTH
Integrated transport lab (https://www.itrl.kth.se/).
Further information of the post (and link to apply) can be found at:
KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
Postdoc in Transport Electrification and Automation Impact Analysis
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
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.
Department of Machine Design is active in research and education within
product realization. Specific areas are: Machine elements, Machine Design,
Mechatronics and Embedded control systems, Internal Combustion Engines,
Integrated product development,Innovation and Industrial Design.
*Job description *
Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL) is a research center aimed at
researching and demonstrating transport concepts that can significantly
reduce CO2-emissions while being economically and socially sustainable.
ITRL develops and heads research projects involving researchers from all
schools of KTH, as well as contributes to research within the system
perspective in the research projects. At present, ITRL has two projects
focusing on the impact of technology on efficient transport and mobility
services, i.e., MMiB (Modern Mobility in the Barkarby City) and SustEV
(Sustainable Electric Vehicle). The selected postdoc will participate in
these two projects with the purpose to explore the impact of recent
transport technology to the spatial movements, both at individual and
system level impact analyses.
The project MMiB (Moden Mobilitet i Barkarbystaden) aims at evaluating the
long term impacts of autonomous bus operation as a feeder service to more
establish public transport network in Barkabystaden, Stockholm. The project
is funded by the Drive Sweden-Vinnova. The postdoc’s role is to analyze the
short term and long term impacts of the deployment of the bus and explore
the resident’s learning process in adopting the new technology.
The second project “Toward Sustainable Electric Vehicle Use”, is funded by
Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket). This project’s
goal is to create conditions facilitating the adoption of electric vehicles
without stimulating increased car use. In this project, the risk for
increased car use with electric cars is investigated: the conditions under
which increased car use is likely to occur and the influence of policy
measures and the provision of charging infrastructure are explored using an
interdisciplinary approach. Specifically, the postdoc will design, carry
out and analyze stated adaptation experiments that will be used to
investigate the behavioral alterations of car users when changing to an
In both projects the postdoc will independently lead a large part of the
project’s activities and communicate the results in both written form in
reports and scientific articles, and orally at such venues as public
meetings and international conferences.
The postdoc may also contribute in minor ways to other Integrated Transport
Research Lab’s activities, up to a maximum of 20% of total time depending
on what needs arise.
The applicant should have a PhD (or is expected to have a PhD degree by
March 2018) in transport science, travel behavior, system analysis, urban
planning, geoinformatics or other field related to the two research
projects described above. The doctoral degree must have been obtained
within the last three years from the application deadline.
To qualify for the position, you have the ability to understand and analyze
system-level challenges. Your communicative ability in English is fluent in
both oral and writing communication, and you have a proven ability to
publish high quality scientific articles. As a person, you have good
teamwork ability, where you can interact with both internal and external
players. You are independent in your work, and have a good analytical
ability in your research. It is positive if you have a good structure and
organization in your work.
It is meritorious if you, in addition to the above, meet one or more of the
- you are communicative in spoken and written in Swedish
- you are independent in running project work in collaborative projects
- you have knowledge of behavioral impacts of automation and
digitization in urban and transport planning
- you have experience with analysis and method development to understand
- you have knowledge of electric vehicle acceptance and usage, as well
as experience conducting research in this area
- You have knowledge in working with geospatial data and / or applying
geospatial analysis in a range of mobility related applications like in the
context of the projects
- you have experiences from mobility/transport industry.
- you have experience in creating applications for research projects
- you have a broad network in the transport industry in Sweden or
*Trade union representatives*
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according to the ad.
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).
The application must include:
- CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
- Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your
previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into
English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these
- Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue this position, what
are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and
future goals; maximum 2 pages long.
- List of peer-reviewed publications.
- Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to
contact references only for shortlisted candidates.
The employment is time limited to 2 year position.
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement, preferably as soon as
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
County Stockholms län
Reference number M-2018-1899
- Anna Pernestål Brenden, Director ITRL, +46 8 790 73 24,
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- Gyözö Gidofalvi, Associate Professor, +46 8 790 70 21, [log in to unmask]
- Maya Öberg, HR Officer (only HR matters), +46 8 790 76 53
Last application date 24.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET
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