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PhD student position in mechanical engineering

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    18 november

  • Sök jobbet senast

    25 december

Om jobbet

We are one of Sweden’s most distinctly profiled institutes of technology, with a focus on IT and innovation for a sustainable future. A key word at Blekinge Institute of Technology (BTH) is closeness – close cooperation with industry and society, and closeness to our students and to our management.
Our closeness to the sea is also very apparent at both campuses, as well as being a comfortable bike ride away from the city and residential areas. BTH stands for quality and new approaches and strives to be recognised as an open, exciting and creative higher education institution.
We develop new knowledge through our research, which often takes place in collaboration with wider society and with a specific application in mind. The research contributes to a sustainable future, through directly through our research results as well as indirectly, through our PhD graduates and research-based undergraduate studies. To reach our goals, we need motivated and committed staff who are provided with the conditions to deliver research and education of the highest quality. Work environment and equal opportunities are consistently on the agenda and we strive for continuous improvements. Does this sound like your future?

About the department of mechanical engineering:

The position is placed at the Department of Mechanical Engineering in Karlskrona. The Department of Mechanical Engineering is one of seven departments at the Faculty of Engineering. The research area has mechanical engineering as scientific foundation and drive product development capability for innovation in a sustainable society as a comprehensive focus. Would you like to learn more about the department of mechanical engineering? Click here.

About the position:

The PhD student will conduct the research within the research subject area of Mechanical Engineering with focus on sheet metal forming simulation. The student will have an individual study plan in Mechanical Engineering, which details a research, study and teaching plan. Rules and benefits for PhD students in Sweden apply to this position. Teaching at basic and advanced level in Mechanical Engineering is also part of the position (up to 20% of full time).

About the research focus:

The research focus is on achieving more accurate failure prediction in sheet metal forming by a model- and simulation-driven approach. The aim is to develop methods and guidelines for efficient finite element method-based simulation procedures that predicts formability based on supplier data enabling process adjustment onsite. The research is done in close collaboration with industry on national and international scale, with applications in transportation and manufacturing industry.

The PhD student will be associated with ongoing research projects at the Mechanical Engineering department and related teaching.

Requirements: A successful candidate should:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent subject.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in English (reading, writing, speaking).
  • Show ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Desired qualifications also include:

  • Experience in project work within sheet metal forming.
  • Good knowledge in computer aided engineering.
  • Ability to communicate in Swedish.


Only those who are being admitted or already have been admitted to postgraduate studies at an institution of higher education may be appointed to the position.


February 1, 2020, or as agreed upon.


100%, temporary employment for 2.5 years or until licentiate degree.


For PhD students at BTH a standard salary scale is applied, which means that the salary is adjusted upwards as the student progresses through the program.


Please submit your application by December 18, 2020 at the latest. The application should include the following:
  • A letter of interest, including a statement of the applicant’s background and experience/knowledge in the targeted areas
  • CV
  • Certified copies of certificates and diplomas
  • Contact information for 2 References
  • The earliest date the candidate can start work
  • Appendix with current publications (if applicable)
  • Link to their thesis (latest/highest degree)
You apply online through our recruitment system by clicking on the “apply” button.

Blekinge Institute of Technology, BTH, embraces diversity and welcomes applicants with varying backgrounds and experiences.
We work actively to take advantage of the qualities that diversity and an even gender distribution contribute to our operations.

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