Jan 3, 2010

Doctoral Student in Structural Engineering, Lund University, Sweden

Lund University is Scandinavia’s largest institution for education and research in a great number of disciplines, such as engineering, natural sciences, law, social science, economics, medicine, theology and the arts. The University has over 38 000 students and approximately 5 300 employees located in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. We have a comprehensive global network and a growing co-operation within the Öresund University framework within Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 6 500 students and 850 PhD-students. The research carried out at LTH is of high international standard and we continuously develop our teaching and adapt our courses to the needs of today.

Lund University invites applications for the following position:

Doctoral Student in Structural Engineering
For further information please contact: Professor Sven Thelandersson, 046-2227368, Sven.Thelandersson@kstr.lth.se or senior lecturer Tord Isaksson, 046 222 4885, Tord.isaksson@kstr.lth.se

More information: www.kstr.lth.se

PhD-studies and some teaching within Structural Engineering. The PhD project deals with design of bridge structures with special focus on robustness in collaboration with the Swedish Road Administration.

Employment as a Doctoral student can only be granted if you have been accepted to the postgraduate student program. Acceptance to the postgraduate student program is based on the estimated ability to perform well in your postgraduate studies. This is also one of the basic criteria for employment. Furthermore you need a valid university degree at advanced level (MSc) within a relevant study program.

The selection of applicants will be based on an assessment of the ability of the applicant to benefit from their studies. The applicant’s ability to benefit from their studies will be judged mainly on their academic results at undergraduate (BSc) and advanced (MSc) level. The Doctoral student positions is mainly devoted to the postgraduate studies (80% of the time), but includes 20% department service, usually teaching. Most of the teaching at Department of Building & Environmental Technology, LTH is performed using the Swedish language. This significantly limits the funds for students who do not speak Swedish.

As a Doctoral student you will mainly be working with you research project, but you can also be given more general tasks within the department i.e. teaching, research and administrative work, in accordance with the regulations. Rules for employment as a Doctoral student is stated in "The Higher Education Ordinance (SFS 1998:80), Chapter 5".

Salary is determined within certain guidelines for this type of position.

Your application should contain the following documents:
-Letter of application including the correct reference number for the position. (The application should be written in Swedish or English.)
-Curriculum Vitae
-Copies of certificates and copies of any other document that you wish to include in your application.

The application should be addressed to the Faculty of Engineering and sent to: Registry Office, Lund University, P.O. Box 117, SE-221 00 LUND, Sweden or to registrator@lu.se (use pdf-format and pack all your attachments in one file).

Last day for applying is: January 15, 2010

/Kristina Fors, personnel officer


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