Doctoral student in electric power engineering
Skellefteå, 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 power engineering group in Skellefteå has a good national and international reputation for its leading research, is a world leader in electricity quality and has a good national reputation, among other things, for its education. Over the years, the group's research results have received attention from both industry and academia. The group currently consists, in addition to subject representatives, of another two professors, four other senior researchers, a research engineer and 18 doctoral students. Subject description Electric power engineering includes studies of the system for generation, transport and use of electrical energy as well as studies of the interaction between the electricity grid, electricity generation and electricity use. Project description The PhD student will be part of a project related to geomagnetically induced currents, high levels of even harmonics and potential consequences for the power system and equipment connected to it. The purpose of the study is to, through modeling, simulations and advanced data analysis, identify segments or configurations of the system where geomagnetically induced currents can have negative consequences. In addition, performance indicators such as even harmonic magnitudes must be determined. Knowledge of power system modeling, power quality and processing of large data sets will be important to be able to perform the tasks within the project. Job duties A doctoral position involves both theoretical and practical work. As a doctoral student, you are trained in scientific work in the form of publishing scientific articles in journals and at national and international conferences. You also study compulsory and voluntary doctoral courses. In addition, you can have the opportunity to try out the teaching role. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a fantastic opportunity to learn how to run challenging development projects. Your work will mainly include theoretical models and simulations, but some practical measurements may also be included. Qualifications You are qualified to apply for this position if you have a civil engineering, master's degree or an equivalent technical degree with a focus suitable for research in electrical power engineering, e.g. electrical engineering, electronics, energy engineering, technical physics or equivalent fields. Alternatively, 240 higher education credits in electrical engineering, electronics or equivalent with 60 higher education credits at advanced level with courses in electrical power engineering. Advanced knowledge of written and spoken English is a requirement. Previous experience in research, development or research-oriented education in a subject relevant to the duties is a plus, as is being able to contribute to teaching on the higher education engineering program (which is given in Swedish). For further information on specific doctoral education see; Study plans for postgraduate education within the Faculty of Technology Information Employment as a doctoral student is time-limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties, may add up to 20% of full-time. Place of employment Skellefteå. For further information, please contact: Sarah Rönnberg, Professor, Union representative: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920-49 1529 OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 Application We prefer that you apply for the position via the application button below, where you attach a personal letter as well as a CV/curriculum vitae 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: 1 March 2024 Reference number: 483–2024
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.

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Application due date 2024-03-01
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.