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Doctoral student in nuclear energy history

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student in nuclear energy history
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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Beliggenhed: Stockholm, Sverige
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Doctoral student in nuclear energy history

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 in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: History of science, technology and environment

The Division of History at KTH is starting up a new, ambitious research project in 2018, targeting the history of nuclear energy in global perspective. The project is led by Per Högselius and is funded by the European Research Council (ERC). Its focus is on controversies over nuclear cooling systems. Water supplies for cooling nuclear reactors form the very heart of nuclear (un)safety. Most accidents and incidents in the nuclear field have historically been linked to water-supply problems. The cooling system comprises a variety of technical components such as pipes, valves, pumps and cooling towers, but also the seas, lakes and rivers from which nuclear power plants source massive volumes of water. Equally important are, of course, the people who have been in charge of developing and operating nuclear cooling systems.  

We are now looking for two Doctoral students to participate in this project. One of the Doctoral students will be expected to study historical controversies over cooling systems in international perspective and the focus is here mainly on English-language documentary sources.

The other Doctoral student will be expected to study the development in a specific geographical region: the highly nuclearized Rhine Valley. The focus is here be on the debate about nuclear cooling systems – and nuclear flooding risks – partly in relation to nuclear safety, and partly in relation to the cooling arrangements’ environmental impact. A large part of the source material in this PhD project will be in German language.

What we offer

The two Doctoral student positions cover a period of study amounting to 4 years on a full-time basis. A minor share of teaching and/or administrative assignments may also be part of the employment, in which case the total period of study may be extended to a maximum of 5 years. As a Doctoral student in this project you will be employed at the Division of History at KTH, which means that you will receive a competitive salary throughout the period of study.

The Division of History of Science, Technology and Environment offers a dynamic and attractive work environment with good employment benefits. As a Doctoral student you will have ample opportunity to participate in conferences in Sweden and abroad, and take part in many other events and contexts that contribute to strengthening your future academic and non-academic career opportunities. 

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § högskoleförårdningen), the applicant must have basic eligibility:

  • 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 docotral studentat 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 your work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

Target degree:  Phd 

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. The employment may be extended for a maximum of two years at a time. However, the total period of employment may not exceed the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Decisions on employment as a doctoral student may not be appealed.

Eligibility, selection and admissions are regulated in antagningsordning till utbildning vid Kungl. Tekniska högskolan and the program description for the doctoral program and current subject syllabus available on KTH's website.

Doctoral students should primarily devote themselves to their own education, but 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 / Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • Applications must include the following elements:
  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Statement of purpose: Why do you want to pursue a PhD, what are your academic interests, 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: Documents no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other

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: Permanent position
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: As agreement
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH:s PhD student salary
Number of positions: 2
Working hours: 100
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: A-2018-0691
Contact:
  1. Sabine Höhler/Avdelningschef, 08-790 8741
  2. Per Högselius/ Universitetslektor, 08-790 8515
Published: 2018-04-19
Last application date: 2018-05-25 Læs mere
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