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Doctoral student (lic) in Positioning for Safe & Efficient Railway Traffic

vor 6 Tagen | Bewerbungsschluss am Jan 10
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student (lic) in Positioning for Safe & Efficient Railway Traffic
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH.
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Standort: Stockholm, Schweden
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Doctoral student (lic) in Positioning for Safe & Efficient Railway Traffic

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.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering

The doctoral project will be performed at the division of Information Science and Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KTH, and will be done in collaboration with Trafikverket, within the framework of the large European project SHIFT2RAIL. This doctoral project is one of several in a joint initiative between Trafikverket and KTH, in order to reach results that can be used within future versions of the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS).

Accurate positioning of trains and other rail vehicles is crucial to maintain safety and allow efficient use of railway systems. In today’s railway networks, position information is primarily obtained using balises, that are mounted along the track and transmit signals to passing trains, about their position. For future version of traffic management systems, more accurate positioning is needed, while it also is desirable to reduce the cost for installation and maintenance of the balises. The goal of this project is to propose, analyze and evaluate cost-efficient positioning solutions, based on combinations of different sources of information, such as GNSS, odometers, inertial sensors, map information, and cameras. In addition to estimating the position, it is equally important to be able to provide guarantees on the accuracy of the estimates, as input to the traffic management. If one or several of the sensors fail, it is crucial to quickly detect the failure, but also to keep providing as accurate position estimates as possible, including relevant safety margins, so that the traffic can be maintained and is not stopped completely.

What we offer

  • The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in close cooperation with industries and advanced universities the world over.
  • Life-long network through KTH's Alumni organization.
  • A personal study plan to support your development within your areas of interest.
  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europe´s fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea.
  • Help to relocate and get settled in Sweden and at KTH.
  • The division of Information Science and Engineering has long experience on world class research in signal processing in general, and in particular in positioning and positioning based services.

Eligibility

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 degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

The applicant should hold or to be about to receive and MSc degree in Electrical or Electronic Engineering, Telecommunication Engineering, Physics or an equivalent degree, with a strong mathematical background. We are seeking a candidate who has a good foundation and a large interest in stochastic signal processing.

Good command of English orally and in writing, is required.

A candidate who does not know Swedish should have an interest and goal to learn Swedish during the doctoral education.

Target degree: Licenciate degree

A Degree of Licentiate has less extensive requirements than a Doctoral Degree and can normally be obtained after two years of completed studies within one of KTH's  third-cycle subjects. The Degree of Licentiate corresponds to 120 ECTS credits and consists of courses (the amount depending on the third-cycle subject, but with a minimum of 30 ECTS credits), research work and a licentiate thesis.

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

Application

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)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are 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.

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about Processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: As agreement or as soon as possible
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: J-2018-2849
Contact:
  1. Mats Bengtsson, Professor, mats.bengtsson@ee.kth.se , +46 8 790 84 63
  2. Anna Mård, HR Officer, rekrytering@eecs.kth.se
Published: 2018-12-06
Last application date: 2019-01-10 Weiterlesen

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