PhD student position in Mechanical Systems Dynamics

Chalmers University of Technology


August 30, 2022


We are looking for PhD-student for the project "Novel methods for condition monitoring of mechanical systems". In this project you will build models to identify the health of rotordynamical systems such as drivetrains. The work contains modeling, simulation and experimental validation.

Information about the research project and the Division of Dynamics The aim of the project is to establish a computational framework for analysis and design of condition monitoring of controlled mechanical systems such as heavy machinery, robots and suspension systems. For your work you will use a combination of methods from physics-based mathematical modelling, dynamic analysis, system monitoring with a multitude of independent sensors and non-deterministic excitation, where the ability to mix theoretical (mathematical and numerical) and experimental results is essential.

Throughout the project there may be opportunities to interact and collaborate with personnel at RISE (Research Institute of Sweden) on measurement techniques as well as colleagues at the railway mechanics competence centre CHARMEC (Chalmers railway mechanics).

The position will be at the Division of Dynamics at the Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences (M2). As a PhD student you will belong to the Graduate School of Solid and Structural Mechanics following the syllabus at: https: // www. schools/Pages/Solid-and-Structural-Mechanics.aspx

Major responsibilities Your major responsibilities as PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral studies. This includes developing scientific concepts and communicating research results verbally and in writing. The full-time position also includes teaching or other departmental duties, corresponding to 10-20 % of your working hours, and is time limited to up to 4.5-5 years, depending on the amount of teaching and departmental work you do during your doctoral project.

You will be employed by Chalmers and receive a salary according to current salary agreements.

Qualifications To qualify as a PhD student, you must have a Master's level degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in a relevant field. A suitable background is a Master of Science (Swedish: civilingenjör) in mechanical engineering, civil engineering or engineering physics with emphasis on solid mechanics, structural dynamics and computational methods. Knowledge in control theory, rotor dynamics, signal acquisition and analysis in meritorious. Experience from experimental work is also highly valued.

We are looking for a person who supports a healthy job environment since honesty, respect and transparency are among our core values. You are expected to take initiatives, work independently when needed and take responsibility for your work. It is also important that you are a problem solver and quality conscious. Finally, you need to be able to disseminate results and knowledge within existing and new networks. This includes academia, industry and society at large.

The position requires oral and written communication skills in English and Swedish. Swedish is not intially required, but you will be encouraged to learn Swedish during employment. Chalmers offers Swedish courses. We would like you to be able to teach tutorials in Swedish on undergraduate level after a few years.

Contract terms Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of 4.5-5 years, depending on the amount of teaching and departmental work you do during your doctoral project.

We offer Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure The application should be marked with Ref 20220322 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does not support Zip files.

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number) • CV • Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust. • Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number) 1-3 pages where you: • Introduce yourself • Describe your previous experience of relevance for the position (e.g. education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities) • Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents: • Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis. • Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results. • Write a one-page description of your past experiences under the following two headings (Please name the document as: Experience reflection, Family name, Ref. number): What project related to your academic studies are you most proud of? (half page) What use of your engineering skills in a practice are you most proud of? (half page)

Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.

Application deadline: August 30, 2022

For questions, please contact: Docent Petri Piiroinen, Dynamics Email: Phone: +46 31 772 1340

Professor Håkan Johansson, Dynamics Email: Phone: +46 31 772 8575

Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position.

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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