PhD student in laser cutting and welding
Luleå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Doctoral student
Work model On location
Are you the one?
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 product and production development department at Luleå University of Technology is looking for two PhD students who want to work with laser processing. We are looking for committed people who are interested in conducting advanced experimental and theoretical research to study laser-based manufacturing processes within the framework of an international project with important industrial applications. Subject description Production development includes both individual processes and techniques for manufacturing, as well as the design of entire systems for industrial production. The group focuses on research in laser material processing, especially laser welding and additive manufacturing, as well as teaching in manufacturing and production. Project description You will participate in a Marie-Curie project 'Lasers4NetZero' regarding the use of lasers for material processing. The focus at Luleå University of Technology is on laser cutting and welding of bipolar plates for hydrogen-powered fuel cells. Furthermore, each of the employed PhD students will work on optimizing the material's response to heat input and tailoring material properties using different techniques: Ultrafast processing or laser beam forming. You will work in collaboration with the other PhD students within the project to define sensors, level of automation and perform sustainability analysis. Within the project, you will work 6 months abroad at Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany (with process modeling) and do an internship at Jenoptik Automatisierungstechnik GmbH, Germany (regarding system integration) or Powerphotonic Limited, UK (regarding beamforming solutions). The mobility aspect of the project is not negotiable. You will be part of a cooperative research group that offers a friendly, inspiring atmosphere, high scientific level and opportunities for personal development. Job duties Your main tasks will be to carry out experimental and theoretical research in the field of laser material processing, to be published in peer-reviewed international journals and at national and international conferences, ultimately resulting in a summary thesis, your PhD thesis. The doctoral thesis must also be defended at the defense. To become a Doctor of Technology, you must also have read and been approved for 60 course credits. Qualifications To be qualified for the position, a master's degree (MSc or equivalent) in materials science, physics, mechanical engineering or a similar technical subject is required. Strong interest, curiosity and commitment to research together with personal qualities such as presentation skills, communication skills and analytical thinking are prerequisites for success in postgraduate education. A high level of spoken and written English is expected. Foreign candidates are also expected to show initiative and learn Swedish to a certain extent. A continued academic career at Luleå University of Technology can be an opportunity for further development. 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. Place of duty: Luleå (as well as Germany or Great Britain during the mobility period). Intended entry: 1 November 2024 or earlier by agreement. We welcome candidates of all nationalities, but due to the project requirements you are not eligible if you have been resident in Sweden and carried out your main activity (work, studies, etc.) here for more than twelve months in the last three years (October 2021- September 2024). For further information, please contact Himani Naesstroem, +46 920 493913, Read more about the research topic on the web and LinkedIn. Union representative: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, +46 920 491529 OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 920 491792 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: 31 May 2024 Reference number: 1807-2024
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 2024-05-31
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.