Postdoc in thermodynamic modelling

Royal lnstitute of Technology

Sweden

October 11, 2022

Description

Job description

You will work in the Unit of Structures where we focus on characterizing the microstructure of materials and how it develops through different types of phase transformations. We work both experimentally and theoretically. In particular, thermodynamic and kinetic modelling of materials are important tools for materials design.

You will focus on developing thermodynamic descriptions relevant to nuclear energy fuel and its interaction with cladding and coolant. You will use the CALPHAD methodology, which you are expected to master well. The research takes place within the SUNRISE center where you work together with other researchers from KTH, Luleå University of Technology and Uppsala University. You will also be linked to the international TAF-ID project. You will be responsible for maintaining continuous contact with both projects and presenting your results at meetings, workshops and conferences.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in teaching at different levels.

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
  • Works in Stockholm, in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

    Qualifications

    Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, This eligibility requirement must be met no later than the time the employment decision is made.
  • You master the CALPHAD methodology.
  • As a person, you are independent and have good cooperation skills.
  • You are scientifically skilled.
  • You express yourself well in English in speech and writing, as this will be required in day-to-day work.
  • You are aware of diversity and equal treatment issues with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • Preferred qualifications

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree, obtained within the last three years prior to the application deadline
  • It is advantageous if you have experience of working with materials relevant to the nuclear energy sector.
  • It is advantageous if you have experience in teaching and have good pedagogical skills.
  • It is advantageous if you speak and write good Swedish.
  • Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

    Trade union representatives

    You will find contact information to trade union representatives on KTH's webpage.

    Application

    Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad.

    The application must include:

  • 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.
  • Statement of your knowledge/experience of CALPHAD and which thermodynamic software you master.
  • 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).

    About the employment

    The position offered is for, at the most, two years.

    A position as a postdoctoral fellow is a time-limited qualified appointment focusing mainly on research, intended as a first career step after a dissertation.

    Others

    Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

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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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