PhD Opportunities in the SKF UTC

The UTC is always looking for talented PhD students and post-doctoral researchers. Research topics vary but the general information about the set-up and requirements for our PhD and post-doctoral positions is provided below. If you are interested in joining us and would like to find out about any current vacancies please use the contact details below to get in touch.

The research position will be based in the SKF University Technology Centre (UTC) which is funded by SKF, leading global manufacturer of rolling bearings, seals, lubrication systems and mechatronics. The UTC works in close collaboration with SKF’s own Engineering Research Centre (ERC) in the Netherlands and the researchers will have the opportunity to spend some of their time at the ERC and experience first hand the application of scientific research in an industrial environment. UTC is part of the Tribology Group at Imperial College London, which is one of the largest Tribology research groups in the world, with extensive experimental and numerical research facilities and an international reputation for research excellence. The Group includes a number of PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and academic staff and offers a vibrant and multicultural working environment.

You will be an enthusiastic and self-motivated person and, if applying for a PhD position, will need to meet the academic requirements for enrolment for the PhD degree at Imperial College London. You will have a background in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials, or a related field and an enquiring and rigorous approach to research, together with a strong intellect and disciplined work habits. Training will be given in tribology and the relevant investigative techniques. You will become a skilled communicator, comfortable in an international situation. Good team-working, observational and communication skills are essential.

For further details of the post please contact Dr A Kadiric (, +44(0)2075941717). Interested applicants should send a up-to-date curriculum vitae. Suitable candidates will be required to complete an electronic application form available on the Imperial College London website.

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