Doctoral student in energy technology
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 department for energy science is looking for people who want to do a doctorate in the field of energy technology. Your research will focus on the Swedish electricity system and identifying cost-effective measures that can contribute to Sweden meeting its climate goals. The work is based on the TIMES model framework, which is used all over the world to analyze the energy transition both at the local, national and global level. Energy technology is located in the department of energy science in the department of engineering science and mathematics, which is a subject-wise broad department with many successful research groups and recognized educational programs. In energy technology, we have a close collaboration with industries and authorities in both research projects and student projects. The research is of high international class and we collaborate with researchers worldwide. In the field of energy system analysis, the research is directed towards the transition to a sustainable future, which includes studies related to new technologies, process integration and control tools, as well as overall energy system aspects at local, national and supranational level. We collaborate interdisciplinary with several social science subjects. The group working with TIMES models has a good national and international reputation and is a sought-after party in both academic and public contexts. The research is in: applied system analysis, energy system optimization, sustainable energy transition, climate transition and scenario analysis. Subject description Energy technology includes the development of technology and processes for a sustainable energy supply. The research is directed towards biofuel technology and energy-efficient use in industry and society. Project description The project is about exploring the possibilities and conditions for hydropower to contribute a new type of flexibility to the electricity system. A new type of flexibility is needed as the proportion of wind power and solar power increases in the Swedish as well as in the European electricity system. The doctoral student's role is to develop a new electricity system module for our existing TIMES-Sweden model and then use the model to develop a set of measures that are seen as central to a future fossil-free Swedish electricity system given a higher total electricity demand. The project is financed by the Swedish Energy Agency. Job duties A doctoral position involves both theoretical and practical work. As a doctoral student, you are trained in scientific work both through courses and in your daily work. The work in this doctoral position includes, among other things, that: • collect and analyze relevant data and information, • develop and use TIMES-based models, • scenario analysis and communicating the results therefrom, • write scientific articles and reports, • scientific research presentation both nationally and internationally, as well as • participate in seminar activities within the research group. Institutional employment includes, for example, being responsible for parts of the courses, Sustainable energy systems and Environmental system analysis, as well as supervision of student projects within the graduate engineering program sustainable energy technology. Qualifications Eligibility requires a master's degree in engineering, or the equivalent basic eligibility requirements, Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 7 Section 39, with a focus on environment and energy, technical physics, industrial economics or equivalent. As the research is highly communicative, we require that you have good ability to express yourself verbally and in writing in English. As the project includes researchers from different disciplines, you should be able to demonstrate the ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment. Eligible for this position: • Demonstrated understanding of energy systems at a national level. • Demonstrated experience with energy system models. • Knowledge and skills in energy technology. • Ability to formulate and handle scientific problems. Meritorious for this position is • Demonstrated experience in modeling national power systems. • Demonstrated experience with optimization models. • Demonstrated experience of scenario analysis to achieve various climate goals. • Knowledge of sustainable energy transition. • Knowledge of the electricity market • Understand Swedish and make yourself understood in a conversation in Swedish. For further information on specific doctoral education see; Study plans for postgraduate education within the Faculty of Technology Information Doctoral studies run full-time for 4 years and include participation in courses at Luleå University of Technology and possibly at other universities, as well as presenting your research internationally. Institutional service up to 20% of full time may be added. Place of employment is Luleå. Access by agreement. The service may be relevant for security class. For further information, please contact: Anna Krook-Riekkola, Assistant Professor, 0920–49 2552 anna.krook-riekkola@ltu.se Union representative: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se For a complete job advertisement visit ltu.se/ledigajobb 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: 27 May 2024 Reference number: 1858-2024
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.

Application due date 2024-05-27
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.
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