Post Doctor of ITRL - System Effects of Self-Driving and Connected Vehicles Royal Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering and Management

Post doctor of ITRL - system effects of self-driving & connected vehicles


Royal Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering and Management


KTH is one of Europe's leading technical universities and an important arena for knowledge development. As Sweden's largest university of technical research and education, we gather students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers both natural sciences and all branches of technology as well as architecture, industrial economics, social planning, technical history and philosophy.


The Department of Mechanical Engineering carries out extensive research and education in the product development field. The operations span the following areas: machine elements, machine construction, mechatronics and integrated control systems, combustion engine technology, integrated product development and innovation as well as industrial design.




The Research Center Integrated Transport Research Lab, ITRL, is a collaboration between KTH, Scania and Ericsson with the aim of developing and demonstrating new concepts for sustainable mobility. At ITRL we assume a system perspective, and integrate knowledge and research from various disciplines at KTH. Read more about ITRL here: 


Key areas for future sustainable transport are self-driving and on-road vehicles, as well as new mobility services, and their impact on the transportation system, travel habits, and technology needs, etc. At ITRL, several projects are being carried out in the area of self-propelled vehicles, both in urban and urban areas. 


This post doctor will contribute in these projects by evaluating the system effects of self-driving connected vehicles from an integrated perspective. Amongst the interesting effects are the impact of vehicles on capacity and accessibility in the traffic system, importance for maintenance and infrastructure, impact on business ecosystems, user behavior, and environmental impacts.        


The postdoctor will contribute to developing a broader knowledge of how this type of impact analysis is carried out, and how services and applications can be compared from a technical, social and environmental perspective. Research will take an integrated approach, and integrate multiple perspectives (such as sustainability, usability, technology, business), and includes both method acquisition and system effect analysis. The work is interdisciplinary, and will involve collaboration with researchers from many different areas of knowledge.


The tasks consist of three main areas:

- Research, including methodology and system-level modeling, analysis of results, writing scientific publications, presentation at national and international conferences

- Project management of research projects related to the research area

- To contribute to the Center's activities and development, as well as to write applications for research projects




We are looking for a doctorate, taken no later than 3 years ago, within an area relevant to the service. To qualify for the service, you have the ability to understand and analyze system-level challenges. Your communicative ability in English is fluent in both speech and writing and you have a proven ability to publish high quality scientific articles. As a person, you have a good working ability, where you can interact with both internal and external players. You are independent in your work, and have a good analytical ability in your research. It is positive if you have a good structure and organization in your work. 


It is a prerequisite if you, in addition to the above, meet one or more of the following statements:

  • - You are communicative in speech and writing in Swedish

  • - You are independent in running project work in collaborative projects

  • - You have experience in analysis and method development to understand system effects

  • - You have experience in the mobility / transport industry

  • - You have experience in project management

  • - You have knowledge of system-level modeling

  • - You have experience in work with impact analysis and key figures

  • - You have experience in creating applications for research projects

  • - You have a broad network in the transport industry in Sweden or internationally


Union representatives

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



You apply through KTH's recruitment system. You as the applicant have the primary responsibility for your application being complete when it is submitted.


The application must be KTH at the latest midnight CET / CEST (Central European Time / Central European Summer Time) deadline. 



We discourage direct contact with staffing and recruitment companies as well as sales adverts.


Type of employment

Fixed-term employment longer than 6 months

Extent of employment



According to the agreement


Monthly Salary

Number of vacancies


employment rate





Stockholm County






  • Anna Pernestål Brenden, director, 08-790 73 24

  • Maya Öberg, Human Resources Officer, 08-790 76 53



Application deadline



If you apply for this position please say you saw it on Engineeroxy


All Jobs




nottingham university



Uni Birmingham

Uni Copenhagen

Uni Geneve

Uni Gothenburg

Uni Kuwait

Uni Lausanne

Uni Laval

Uni Nus Singapore

Uni Seoul

Uni Unsw