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Recruitment period expired: Open position for research assistant - CEPort project

Application Deadline: 2019-08-15

Published Jul 22, 2019

About the project:

Manufacturing and Metrology Systems (MMS) division at the department of Production Engineering (IIP) focuses on circular manufacturing systems as one of its key research areas. MMS division is now looking for a research assistant who will be collaborating on the project related to the material passports. Materials passports are digital sets of data describing defined characteristics of materials and components in products and systems that give them value for present use, recovery, and reuse. The current project aims to lay a foundation to develop a digital platform that can enable generating material passports to facilitate implementation of circular manufacturing systems. The project will assess the applicability of the concept of ‘material passport’ in the manufacturing industry by involving a cross functional group represented by researchers, manufacturers, software developers and recycling experts. The project partners include KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Mälardalan Högskolan, Signifikant Svenska AB, Dometic Group AB (publ), Circular Business and Engineering Systems AB, and Ragn-Sells AB.

Job description:

You will work as part of larger team and participate in research activities related to the project. You will support with literature review, data collection through interviews with relevant stakeholders, data analysis, present results in a scientific manner and report writing. The candidate will be working part time equivalent to maximum 20% of full-time work. Access takes place according to the agreement. It is expected that you will extend your research collaboration in this project into a master’s thesis which can start in spring 2020.


We are looking for a candidate in their final year of M.Sc. degree in Production Engineering or equivalent. The candidate is required to have excellent communicational skills in English, both written and spoken. Moreover, you are a good team player and have a strong ability to deliver in your work. Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability. Preference will be given to candidates with,

  • Experience and knowledge of circular economy and circular manufacturing systems from previous projects.
  • Relevant industrial experience
  • Swedish language skills

What we offer:

The candidate will be working with one of the leading research groups on circular economy in Europe with the opportunity to

  • Work on a highly industry relevant research project
  • Possibility to get placement with one of the industry partners in this project
  • Learn about key topics within the division’s research areas and develop professional skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods, analytic reasoning, and verbal and written communication, project management, and related areas.

In addition, the position offers hourly compensation as per KTH rules and regulations.

Application process:

Apply for the position by emailing your application (CV and a personal letter) no later than 2019-08-15 to (Sayyed Shoaib-ul-Hasan). As the applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and that it is received before the application deadline.

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Last changed: Jul 22, 2019