ProWOOD Graduate School is run by Jönköping University (JU) in collaboration with Linnaeus University (Lnu) and Wood Centre in Nässjö, with financial support from the Knowledge Foundation and participating companies. The graduate school specialises in industrial product realisation for a proactive wood industry. Meeting the needs of the wood industry, we combine knowledge of industrial product realisation with knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of working with wood. Emphasis is mainly on wood manufacturing, i.e. the part of the wood industry where additional value is added to sawn timber. One of the aspects that are considered is the quality of the incoming material.

Now there is a unique opportunity to become part of ProWOOD Graduate School. Ten additional doctoral students will be admitted to the graduate school and commence their studies in September 2017. All of the doctoral students will collaborate closely with one or several companies. The questions that the participating companies are interested in can be divided into three main themes:

  • Techniques and methods for improved product realisation
  • Product and process platforms
  • Competitive and smart production

For all themes, the needs and conditions of the wood industry are considered. You can read more about each company and project at the the ProWOOD website.

Job description
As a doctoral student, you will spend most of your time on third-cycle studies, taking courses and conducting research with support from a team of supervisors. As a ProWOOD doctoral student, you may also become involved in teaching at one of the participating universities or in other projects at the company connected to your position. This part of your position will not exceed 20 percent of full-time.

As a doctoral student, you will follow a structured doctoral training process that will be followed up on a number of occasions. Each year, there is a two-day seminar where the students’ progression is in focus. The graduate school also offers common courses, research seminars and study visits. The doctoral students conduct their research projects in close cooperation with companies, mainly the company connected to their position, but also with other companies.

Entry requirements
To be admitted as a doctoral student, both the general and the specific entry requirements for third-cycle programmes must be met.

An applicant meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle programmes if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
  • has earned at least 240 credits, 60 credits of which must have been earned at the second cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

Specific entry requirements and other grounds for assessment are presented in the respective project descriptions at ProWOOD.

For all the positions, you need to have good communication skills and be able to articulate yourself well verbally and in writing in English and/or Swedish (depending on project). You have an inner drive and curiosity that are combined with an analytical and systematic approach. You enjoy and are stimulated by working independently with great responsibility as well as in a team.

For more information about admission, form of employment, location and other employment conditions – see each project description.

Your start date will be 1 September, 2017 (preferred), or another mutually agreed upon date.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, which means that applicants may be admitted before the application deadline.

 Please submit your application, including personal letter, CV, signed copies of documents containing grades of completed courses, signed copies of degree certificates and any other documents showing that you meet the entry requirements specified above no later than 6 August, 2017.

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More information about the doctoral programmes at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University, and Linnaeus University can be found at the universities’ websites and information about the different research projects can be found at ProWOOD.

Welcome with your application!

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2017-09-01
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 10
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Jönköping
County Jönköpings län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2017/775-221
  • Kristina Säfsten, +46 36-101639
Union representative
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-S, +46 36-10 16 47
  • Thomas Axelsson, OFR, +46 36-10 10 76
Published 27.Mar.2017
Last application date 15.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CEST

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