Postdoc in Product & service design - focus on Integrated Transport Systems
KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering and Management
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Department of Machine Design is active in research and education within product realization. Specific areas are: Machine elements, Machine Design, Mechatronics and Embedded control systems, Internal Combustion Engines, Integrated product development,Innovation and Industrial Design.
Green Leap at Machine design (MMK), KTH, together with Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL), is looking for a 2-year postdoc. The researcher will be employed at the unit of product and service design at MMK, and a part of the research group Green Leap. Read more at www.greenleap.kth.se. The position includes teaching 20% of the working time.
The researcher will work 50% at ITRL where research will be conducted in conjunction to the ongoing project portfolio and demonstration projects. www.itrl.kth.se. At ITRL one important mission will be to develop new research partnerships focusing on transport solutions for the future together with stakeholders from public and private sector. The other 50% will be spend at Green Leap /MMK.
The aim of this positions is to develop and conduct research that:
- Is based on a deep understanding of users needs and behaviors and that employs appropriate tools for user centered design.
- Uses iterative design methods and design interventions to prototype and demonstrate transition possibilities in sustainable transport systems and services.
- Will lead to a sustainable future, by involving stakeholders from business, public organizations and citizens to co-create innovative projects.
The applicant should have a Master in sustainable design, product design engineering, product design or equivalent and have a Phd in an area relevant for the position, with a clear competence profile towards Service design/user centred design or sustainability/circular design. The applicant should have experience of working with practice based design research in multidisciplinary teams.
The applicant should:
- A good publication record in peer-review journals and conferences
- Experience of initiating and leading research projects
- Experience of working in multidisciplinary groups with design based projects
- Be able to work independently and take initiatives
- Have a pedagogic interest and experience of teaching
- Be able to express himself/herself well both orally and in writing.
Applicants shall also be strongly motivated to create a sustainable society, conduct design based research and create opportunities for new collaborations between academia, industry, and society.
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|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|Contract type||Full time|
|First day of employment||According to agreement|
|Number of positions||1|
|Last application date||14.Aug.2017 11:59 PM CET|