PhD student in Structural Engineering, Sweden

PhD student in Structural Engineering, Sweden
PhD student in Structural Engineering, Sweden

The Structural Engineering research subject, at the Division of Structural and Fire Engineering at Luleå University of Technology seeks to employ a PhD student to work with advanced methodology for optimization of material, design and execution regarding concrete bridge decks. The position is included in a national research project on sustainable bridge decks with financing from Swedish Transport Administration and the building industry (SBUF by NCC AB).

Structural engineering includes, design, construction, repair and upgrading of buildings and structures. Special consideration is given to environmental, health and safety issues related to concrete and composite materials, their properties and interaction with other materials. The research group currently consists of approximately 30 senior researchers and PhD students.

Both undergraduate programs and research are closely linked with the construction industry and other universities and institutions. Approximately 70% of our funding is externally funded. Therefore the ability to broadcast the research in both national and international forums is of great importance. We also have a strong focus on conducting research that is applicable and useful to the community and industry. We are proud of the fact that so many of our projects have resulted in technological innovations.

Deadline : 28 March 2017
Study in : Sweden
Providers : Luleå University of Technology
Course Level : PhD degree
Field of Study : Structural Engineering

Possibilities for the PhD student

To work as a PhD student means great opportunities to define the day to day tasks on your own and also how they will be performed. You will get training in project management that is combined with your own education and development. In addition you will get to try the role as teacher. As a scientist, you will work an unbiased part in many different contexts which will provide a unique opportunity to lead advanced developmental projects together with companies and other universities. During the education you will also get to develop both your social and professional network.


For further information, please contact:

LTU: Martin Nilsson, head of Structural and Fire Engineering, phone: 0920-49 25 33, Ulf Ohlsson, associated professor, phone: 0920 – 49 18 53. Mats Emborg, professor of Structural Engineering, phone: 0920 – 49 13 48. Andrzej Cwirzen, Chaired professor, Structural Engineering, phone 0920 – 49 33 87

NCC: Magnus Alfredsson, phone 08 – 58551000

Union representatives:

SACO-S Daina Dagis, 0920-49 3880 [email protected] OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 [email protected]

Placement and admission: Luleå is the primary geographical placement. Admission can be given instantly.

As a PhD student you will be employed during four with possible elongation by one year if departmental duties will be involved. For employment for the PhD position, the candidate need to, or will be, admitted to the research education.

The university is actively striving for equal opportunity and diversity, contributing to a creative study and working environment. Basic values of the university are based on respect, openness, cooperation, confidence and responsibility.

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.


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