KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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.

The School of Engineering Sciences carries out a wide range of research at the international front line, from fundamental disciplines such as Physics and Mathematics, to Engineering Mechanics with applications such as Aeronautics and Vehicle Engineering. We also offer university degree programs in Engineering Physics, Vehicle Engineering, and 'Open entrance', as well as a number of international masters programmes.

The Department of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering is part of the School of Engineering Sciences at KTH. We are situated at Teknikringen 8 at the very heart of the KTH main campus. The research at the Department is focused on vehicles and vehicle systems from underwater to space. The research groups are; sound and vibration, lightweight structures, vehicle dynamics, flight dynamics, aerodynamics, rail vehicle technology, marine systems and space technology. Our research mostly features combinations of theoretical studies, numerical modelling and experimental techniques. In recent years our research has become increasingly multi-disciplinary not only within the department but often in collaboration with other research groups at KTH and around the world. The environment is truly international with students and faculty from many countries and cultures.

Job description

Dynamic vehicle-track interaction is a key area in rail vehicle technology with influence on system safety, ride comfort and maintenance. You will mainly work on maintenance of wheels and rails as related to damage mechanisms such as wear and rolling contact fatigue. You will continue to develop our simulation tools so as to optimize wheel and rail profiles from a life cycle perspective for different applications. For such solutions to come through efficient models and algorithms are needed and your focus will be on this part. Other tasks may be included.


We are looking for a candidate holding at least a MSc degree in Vehicle Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics or any other area relevant to the job description. Experience from vehicle-track dynamics, in particular simulation, is rewarding. Good collaboration skills and independent working ability are of outmost importance. Good skills of spoken and written communication in English are required.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly Pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 50%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number S-2018-1075
  • Mats Berg, professor, +46 70 6522441, mabe@kth.se
Published 18.Jul.2018
Last application date 17.Aug.2018 11:59 PM CET

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