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PhD Position in Computational Biomechanics at KTH-Stockholm

One PhD Student position in Computational Biomechanics for 4-5 years; expected from March 1, 2021 or according to agreement (either earlier or later) at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden.

Eligibility: Master degree (or at least have obtained 240 ECTs) in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanics, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, Engineering Physics, or similar; Requirements for English equivalent to English B/6.

Requested qualifications: Knowledge in solid mechanics or biomechanics, and interest in clinical applications and innovations; Experiences in finite element (FE) analysis, constitutive modeling, medical image processing, programming are merits but not a must; Desire to work in a multidisciplinary and collaborative team environment.

Project description: The doctoral position is hosted at the Division of Neuronic Engineering at KTH. The Division is an internationally recognized research group focusing on head and neck biomechanics and FE modelling. This project aims at developing FE models of infants and children to study head injury mechanisms, provide biomechanical evidence, and support forensic diagnosis of abusive head trauma (AHT), which is a leading cause of fatality in infants who experienced a non-accidental injury. The project also involves applying the developed models for clinical innovations. Therefore, expertise in biomechanics and FE simulations are needed, and the applicants should have a solid knowledge of mechanics or biomechanics. Furthermore, applicants should have basic studies at the MSc level in medical engineering, biomechanics, engineering physics, mechanical engineering, mechanics, or similar. This project is funded by the Swedish Research Council (VR) that supports excellent quality research and will be carried out in collaboration with forensic scientists and clinicians

Salary: According to KTH’s Doctoral student salary agreement with monthly salary at full-time before tax 30 000 - 34 500 SEK.

How to apply: Follow the instructions from the official link at KTH Vacancies to apply (the link also provides further details of the position).

Last application date: January 28, 2021

Interested applicants are also welcomed to contact Xiaogai Li ( for further information regarding the position. 

Xiaogai Li, Associate Prof., Docent, Division of Neuronic Engineering, Department of Biomedical Engineering and Health Systems, KTH Royal Institute of Technology,  Hälsovägen 11 C, SE - 141 57 Huddinge, Sweden 

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