Doctoral student in economics
Luleå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Doctoral student
Work model On location
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Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students. In the coming years, multi-billion sums will be invested in Norrbotten and Västerbotten in large projects aimed at a more sustainable society nationally as well as globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these highly topical research projects and the social transformation that follows. We have a wide range of training to match the skills that are in demand. We hope you will help us build the sustainable companies and communities of the future. The research subject national economy is looking for one or more PhD students. As a doctoral student in the subject, you will be part of the research environment within the department of social sciences with sixty employees. You will be placed within the subject group for national economics with around twenty employees. The research in the various subjects within the department focuses on various social science aspects within the environment and natural resources area. Within the department, both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects are conducted, where researchers from national economics work together with researchers in the department's other subjects, but also with other researchers within and outside the university. We also strive to have a clear international stamp on our research. Subject description National economics analyzes questions about how society is organized to manage with limited resources. The research is focused on natural resource, energy and environmental economics. It applies microeconomic theories to analyze the functioning of energy and commodity markets and how these are affected by various political decisions and policy instruments Job duties During your studies, you are expected to be part of the research environment at the department of social sciences. This means that you practice scientific work in the form of publishing scientific articles in journals and at national and international conferences. You will also conduct research within one or more of the projects conducted at the department. You also study compulsory and optional doctoral courses. In addition, you can have the opportunity to try out the teaching role. An individual study plan is drawn up for your doctoral education, which is followed up on a semester-by-semester basis. The work as a doctoral student is problem-based. You will develop your skills to identify, define, formulate and address national economic problems. You will also develop your ability to work with theoretical and analytical questions. Placement location is Luleå, but the doctoral studies also mean that you will take courses in another location, study trips and conference trips, which promotes the development of valuable contacts, both in Sweden and internationally. You are also given opportunities to influence the institution's, department's and subject's activities, which is why we appreciate people who are proactive and driven. Qualifications In order to be admitted to postgraduate education in economics at Luleå University of Technology, you must have at least a master's degree with a major subject/field of economics, as well as very good skills in oral and written communication in English. For some of the projects that we recruit PhD students for, very good knowledge of oral and written communication in Swedish is also a requirement. Selection and ranking among the applicants is done with regard to the ability to assimilate education at postgraduate level. The applicants will be assessed on the basis of presented merits regarding the depth and breadth of their education and on the basis of their critical and analytical ability regarding scientific production, such as degree theses from basic level and advanced level as well as any other written scientific production. In connection with the application, you must submit a degree project/dissertation from your advanced level education. The scientific and linguistic qualities of the thesis/dissertation will form an additional basis for assessment. In addition to the above, the following are meritorious for the position: - Good methodological knowledge, especially in environmental and natural resource economics - Good cooperation skills - Interest and ability to work across subject boundaries For further information on specific doctoral education, see study plans for doctoral education within the Faculty of Philosophy Information Employment as a doctoral student is time-limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties of a maximum of 20% may be added. In that case, the service is extended to the same extent that teaching and departmental service have been completed. For further information, please contact: Jesper Stage, professor and subject representative, 0920-49 3445, or Jerry Blomberg, head of department, 0920-49 2335, Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920-49 1529, or OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 Luleå University of Technology works actively with equality and diversity, which contributes to a creative study and work environment. The university's core values ​​are based on respect, trust, openness and responsibility. Application We would prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below where you attach a personal letter with a justification of your interest in research studies, a brief statement of your research interests (mainly so that we can more easily match you with one of the projects for which we are recruiting), CV/curriculum vitae, references, work samples (thesis must be attached but you can also attach a scientific article, report or similar), and copies of verified diplomas. Please mark your application with the reference number below. Both the application and degree certificate must be written in Swedish or English Application deadline 17 May 2024 Reference number 1672-2024 You apply for this job via our website by filling in an application form.
Why you should work with us!

Luleå University of Technology's sustainability work is based on our vision to shape the future through innovative educations and groundbreaking research results and to create global societal benefits based on the Arctic region. This work is based, among other things, on Agenda 2030 and the 17 global goals for sustainable development.

Multi-billion are currently being invested in Norrbotten and Västerbotten, for a fossil-free future. At Luleå University of Technology, you can find skill-enhancing courses and training that the green transition demands. Come and work with us or with one of the other companies in the green transition. Find collaborations or a workforce for your organization and contribute to a sustainable society.

About the employer
Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. Our research is carried out in close collaboration with companies such as Bosch, Ericsson, Scania, LKAB, SKF as well as with leading international universities and national and regional actors. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,815 employees and 19,155 students.