Post-doctorate in flow theory in the field of hydropower
Luleå, Sweden
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Research assistant
Work model On location
Application due date 10 August 2024
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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 societal 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. Hydropower is the largest source of renewable energy in the world and accounts for approximately 17% of electricity production in the world. Hydropower is facing new technical challenges with increased introduction of intermittent renewable energy sources, refurbishment of aging machinery, adaptation to climate change and new regulations. The department for fluid and experimental mechanics now offers a postdoctoral position in the subject of fluid mechanics with application to water turbines. The position is part of a larger European project with participants from France, Germany, Switzerland and Romania. Subject description Flow science includes flow in porous materials, multiphase flow and rheology linked to industrial manufacturing methods, flow optimization and flow design for energy engineering applications and magnetohydrodynamics. Project description Part of the project aims to develop a new technique to mitigate harmful pressure pulsations found in water turbines under certain operating conditions. Both numerical and experimental investigations will be carried out at different scales. The selected candidate will be part of the team responsible for the numerical design and experimental investigation of the new technology where pressure, stress and velocity measurements will be performed. You will focus on experimentation. You will participate in the supervision of PhD student(s) involved in the project. The project involves measurements where longer visits abroad are planned. Some teaching and subject-related responsibilities may be included. Job duties The duties of a postdoctoral fellow are mainly research. Teaching and pedagogical development work can be included in the duties with a maximum of 20% of the working time. Qualifications You have taken a PhD in fluid mechanics in the last 3 years or will defend your doctoral thesis in the spring of 2024 in fluid mechanics. Good knowledge of English is a requirement. Knowledge in water turbines, turbine model testing, prototype testing and vortices is advantageous. Information The employment is limited to two years with the possibility of an extension for another year with the location being Luleå. Access by appointment. For questions regarding the project, please contact: Professor Michel Cervantes, 0920-49 30 14,  michel.cervantes@ltu.se For questions about the Department of Fluid Mechanics and Experimental Mechanics, contact: Professor Staffan Lundström, 0920-49 23 92, Staffan.lundstrom@ltu.se Union representative: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920–491529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920–491792 lars.frisk@ltu.se 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: 10 June 2024 Reference number: 2237–2024
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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