Researcher in Industrial Electrical Engineering (PA2024/1791)

Updated: 16 days ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Jun 2024

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace

Industrial electrical engineering is focused on technology and systems for electrical and electromechanical energy conversion. The subject is by nature interdisciplinary with strong elements of electromagnetism, power electronics and electronics, materials technology, electrical machine design, control technology, as well as real-time systems, industrial automation, and electrical measurement technology.

The subject is linked to industrial automation where research problems at a more general system level are included. Research in industrial electrical engineering is often inspired by industrial problems.

IEA has around 40 co-workers of which 20 are doctoral students. We are engaged in both extensive teaching and industrially applied research. The research is divided into four research groups with close collaboration.

Work duties

We are looking for one researcher for the IEA's research group in Industrial Electrical Engineering.

Description of the work duties:

  • development of a model building method for electrification of power and energy-intensive systems such as agriculture, mining, road construction etc. The models will be used for analysis and synthesis of vehicle systems, local generation, local storage and charging solutions that together create the conditions for a commercially competitive operation. The work is carried out by building an understanding of the work processes that characterize the applications and looking for common denominators as a basis for a model building.
  • teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies (max 20%).
  • course development.
  • supervision of degree projects. 
  • assist in seeking external research funding.
  • collaboration with industry and wider society.
  • administration related to the work duties listed above


Appointment to a position as a researcher requires that the applicant has a PhD.

Required qualifications:

  • a PhD within the subject of the position, e.g. electrical drive systems, charging systems, electrification, power systems  
  • very good oral and written proficiency in English 

Additional requirements: 

  • scientific communication skills
  • Experience of experimental work in electric drive systems, charging systems or power systems is positive.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee  Work at Lund University  

Further information

The position is a fixed term position from 5 July 2024 until 28 February 2025 at 100 per cent of full time. 

How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)”  

We look forward to receiving your application!

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