Postdoctoral fellow in electric power engineering
Skellefteå, Sverige
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Research assistant
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. Elkraftgruppen 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 training in electrical networks. Over the years, the group's research results have attracted the attention of both industry and academia. The group currently consists, in addition to subject representatives, of two more professors, four other senior researchers, a research engineer and 18 doctoral students. We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to help us in the ongoing research and to further strengthen the research group's world-leading status. Subject description Electric power engineering includes studies of the system for production, transport and consumption of electrical energy. This includes the interaction between the electricity grid, electricity production and electricity consumption. Project description The postdoctoral researchers will be part of several ongoing research projects and are also expected to initiate new research directions. The majority of the ongoing projects deal with voltage dips in current and future networks. Other ongoing projects involve studying smooth harmonics at different voltage levels and creating realistic models of the power transmission system. In terms of new directions, we expect the candidate to be able to address the growing big data problem of power quality data. Job duties The duties of a postdoctoral fellow are mainly research. The position involves research in one of the most important subjects in electrical engineering. As a postdoctoral fellow, you will contribute to research and publication activities and collaborate within the scope of the subject's broad industrial and academic contact network through national and international collaborative projects. Teaching and pedagogical development work can be included in the duties with a maximum of 20% of the working time. You will also participate in applications for future projects. Qualifications Eligible to be employed as a postdoctoral fellow is someone who has a doctorate, or a foreign degree deemed equivalent to a doctorate, in electrical power engineering. A doctoral degree completed no more than three years before the end of the application period is meritorious. If there are special reasons, it can come into question as having previously completed a doctoral degree, for example in the case of various types of statutory leave. The candidate must have the right background, knowledge and expertise to start engaging with the existing projects almost immediately after starting the position. Key words in this regard are "voltage dips", "smooth harmonics" and "transmission system modelling". For the new research directions, experience in the analysis of large data sets is seen as a necessity, while all other knowledge or experience in related fields is seen as meritorious. It is also seen as meritorious to master the Swedish language sufficiently to be able to teach at our basic education. Information Temporary, full-time employment for three years with location in Skellefteå. Starting as soon as possible. Information about the employment is provided by Math Bollen, 0910-585713, Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson 0920-49 1529 OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this press release, the Swedish version takes precedence. Application You apply for this service by clicking the apply button below. The application must contain a CV, cover letter and copies of certified doctoral degrees or equivalent diplomas. Your application, including degree certificate, must be written in English or Swedish. Application deadline: 14 March 2024 Reference: 761-2024
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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.