Postdoctoral fellow in Energy Technology
Luleå, Sweden
Type of Employment Full-time
Job position Research assistant
Work model On location
Application due date 23 June 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 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 you who want to work as a postdoctoral fellow in the field of energy technology. Your research will be focused on ash transformation processes in the thermochemical conversion of biomass. Energy engineering 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 companies/industries in both research projects and student projects. The research is of high international class and we collaborate with researchers worldwide. In the field of thermochemical energy conversion, research is focused on the production of fuels, materials, electricity and heat through combustion, gasification and pyrolysis of fuels. 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 In your research, together with colleagues from academia, institutes and industry (engineers, PhD students and senior researchers), you will develop new knowledge that describes critical ash transformation processes during combustion, gasification and pyrolysis of biofuels. You will largely participate in projects with a particular focus on ash-bed interactions in the thermal conversion of biomass in fluidized beds. There will also be participation in other projects dealing with ash transformation processes in the conversion of biomass. The work largely includes qualified characterization of solid ash fractions with a focus on XMT and SEM/EDS analysis. You will also participate in experimental pyrolysis, gasification and combustion trial campaigns with our project partners both inside and outside of Sweden.  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 In order to be eligible for employment, a doctorate or an equivalent foreign degree in Energy Technology or Chemical Technology with a focus on ash transformation processes in the thermochemical conversion of biomass is required. It is advantageous if your degree has been completed no more than three years before the application deadline for this position. 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. Meritorious for this position are: -Documented qualified experience in both XMT and SEM/EDS characterization of solid ash fractions produced from pyrolysis, gasification and combustion of biomass. -Ability to work independently and take own initiative but also have good cooperation skills, as the project involves many people. - Good knowledge of English and easy to express yourself in both speech and writing. Information For this employment, a full-time employment period of two years applies, with the possibility of extension by a maximum of one additional year. Place of employment is Luleå. Intended entry is September 1, 2024. For further information, please contact Prof. Marcus Öhman, subject representative, 0920-49 1977, 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: 23 June 2024 Reference number: 2081-2024
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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.