The School of Engineering, Materials and Manufacturing

The School of Engineering (JTH) is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive technical education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct advanced research in several technological areas. JTH is able to award doctorates in the area of industrial product realization. We collaborate with the surrounding society to develop new technology and spread knowledge to strengthen the competitiveness of companies. We have been awarded the accreditation "Engaged University" by the international organization ACEEU (Accreditation Council for Entrepreneurial and Engaged Universities) and in three categories received the highest rating "Excellent". Working with us, you are close to colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

The department of Materials and Manufacturing is a vibrant multidisciplinary research environment that advances the state of the art knowledge and fosters the development of highly skilled researchers and professionals. Our research focuses on material properties and manufacturing processes.

All materials technology research should contribute to progress towards a more sustainable society.  The work is based on the understanding and control of materials microstructures and mechanical and physical properties behavior. The purpose of our research is to develop knowledge about the relation between material composition, process parameters and the resulting properties.


Job description

As a doctoral student at Jönköping University, the working time is devoted primarily to doctoral studies. This includes studying doctoral courses, participating in scientific conferences, publishing scientific papers, writing a licentiate thesis and finally a doctoral dissertation. Up to 20% of the working time may be allocated for teaching and administrative work.

The PhD position is related to the project Low Carbon Footprint Polypropylene for a Sustainable Development and Circular Economy. The research focus for the doctoral studies will be environmentally friendly technologies for removal of odour from recycled polymer.

The research is conducted in collaboration with industry and includes literature survey, experimental work, data analysis and research communication. The experimental work will be conducted both by project partners and in laboratories at JU. This will include some regional travelling.

To ensure industrial relevance, it is important to maintain a wide perspective on the research, including environment, economy, and social impact.



To be eligible for the position, you have a Master’s degree or have achieved at least 240 credits/ECTS, of which a minimum of 60 credits/ECTS must have been achieved at the second cycle level, or otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in Sweden or abroad.

We invite applications from outstanding individuals with knowledge of polymer technology/chemical thermodynamics and you should have practical experience in in material processing and characterization.

We are looking for candidates who are willing to travel for frequent visits to regionally located project partners which also requires good written and communicative ability in (at least) the English language.

As a candidate, we expect that you are not allergic to organic solvents

For full eligibility requirements for a position as a Doctoral Student at Jönköping University, see Admission and employment regulations for doctoral students at Jönköping University

It is meritorious if you:

  • have experience working in an international team environment with colleagues from both academy and industry
  • have hands-on experience with polymer processing and analysis
  • be result-oriented, motivated, and willing to face challenges
  • have good skills of communication and oral presentation
  • have driver´s license for car - especially if it is valid in Sweden.



We offer a fully financed full-time position which is limited in accordance with the applicable collective agreement for doctoral students. The start date of the employment is August/ September 2023 or as agreed upon.

The employment as a doctoral student normally covers five years, of which four years (80%) consist of full-time doctoral studies. The employment is extended annually based on the individual study plan. The salary is regulated according to a special doctoral student ladder. Annual working time for teachers according to the university's collective agreement.

The School of Engineering encourages applications of both female and male applicants. We are actively working for a more balanced distribution between male and female researchers/teachers. We value having an organization made up of diverse skills, experiences, and abilities, which is why we encourage applications from all backgrounds. We are committed to equality and diversity within our organization.


Welcome with your application, no later than 2023-06-22.

Your application is preferred in PDF format through our recruitment system and should include:

  • personal cover letter motivating your interest and suitability for the position
  • CV
  • contact details for three (3) references
  • attested certificates and diploma

We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

Jönköping University is a modern institution, characterized by internationalization and an entrepreneurial spirit. We attract highly qualified, inventive and enterprising people from all around the world. We develop new knowledge and share our expertise through solid collaborations with industry and business, the public sector and other higher education institutions. We offer an equal and inclusive workplace and we welcome applicants with diverse backgrounds. For more information, visit

Anställningsform Tidsbegränsad anställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde Augusti/september, enligt överenskommelse
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2023/2552-211
  • Muhammad Irfan Qadeer- Associate Senior Lecturer, +4636-101540
Facklig företrädare
  • Thomas Axelsson, ST, +4636-101076
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +4636-101647
Publicerat 2023-05-24
Sista ansökningsdag 2023-06-22

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