School of Engineering Sciences in Chemistry, Biotechnology and Health at KTH
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.
Third-cycle subject:Technology and Health
The doctoral education will be undertaken within the programme “Technology and Health”. The research work will primarily be performed in the laboratory facilities of the Division of Environmental Physiology, which carries out research related to medical and physiological problems that may occur in diving and flying settings, and also during exposure to high altitude or in hot or cold climates.
During the doctoral project, the PhD student will build upon previous work performed by the Division of Environmental Physiology and will conduct a series of experimental studies, in healthy humans, investigating the interaction of ambient pressure and content of the breathing gas on physiological functions and/or sensitivity to decompression strain. The main tasks of the PhD student will be to i) manage and carry through the research project, ii) attend PhD courses, and iii) write scientific articles and the PhD thesis, and defend the PhD thesis.
Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by Prof. Ola Eiken, Dr Antonis Elia & Dr Mikael Gennser, KTH.
What we offer
- Opportunity to work in a friendly and innovative environment in a strong research group. If possible, the PhD student might also be involved in other research projects conducted in the Division of Environmental Physiology (e.g., projects in concerning gravitational and/or high-altitude problems).Read more
- A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement.
- A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
- Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH.
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
- passed a second cycle degree (for example a master’s degree),
- completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
- acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge
- The applicant should have medical education (minimum: Medical School at a MSc level or corresponding) and insight in advanced diving.
In addition to the above, there is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here
In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:
- independently pursue his or her work
- collaborate with others,
- have a professional approach and
- analyse and work with complex issues.
- previous experience of laboratory work with human volunteers (including data collection, analysis, and interpretation) will be considered
- proficiency in English & Swedish orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.
- the applicant should have strong academic credentials, be highly motivated, and be enthusiastic for research.
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.
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Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section’s website.
Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.
Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).
Applications must include the following elements:
- CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
- Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
- Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.
- Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.
For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.