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.

Research in Materials and Manufacturing focuses on material properties and manufacturing processes for cast materials.

The research is experimental and carried in our laboratories as well as at our industrial partners production sites. Our studies are conducted in areas such as kinetics of phase transformation through thermal analysis, relationship between microstructures and mechanical and physical properties, fractography and structural mechanics.

The aim of our research is to develop knowledge about the relationship between material composition, melting quality, process, geometry and defect formation and their relationship to the mechanical and physical properties of the materials and components. This knowledge can then form a basis for mathematical modeling and simulation of cast components. Through modelling and simulation, researchers in materials and manufacturing can investigate different phenomena when it is difficult, or even impossible, to perform relevant physical experiments.


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 climate-smart high-performance aluminium sheet that aims to make a deep analysis of identify critical trace elements and impurities that affect recrystallization and deformation hardening, directly correlated to both manufacturability, and creative process innovation. Topics related to the research are, for example: recycling of aluminium, metallurgy, solidification of metals, recovery and recrystallization, alloy design, and chemical thermodynamics. The research is conducted in collaboration with industry and includes experimental work, data analysis, mathematical modelling and research communication. The experimental work may be conducted both in an industrial setting and a laboratory environment.

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 metallurgy/chemical thermodynamics and you should have practical experience in in material characterization, specifically on SEM/EDS, Tensile testing, etc. Due to the international working environment, a good level of (at least) the English language, both written and oral, is expected.

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 metal casting
  • have hands-on experience with alloy design strategies including high-throughput screening algorithms
  • are result-oriented, motivated, and willing to face challenges
  • have good skills of communication and oral presentation



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 2023-09-01 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 2023-09-01, enligt överenskommelse
Löneform Månadslön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2023/2555-211
  • Ehsan Ghassemali- Associate Professor, +4636-101692
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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