PhD student in Electric power engineering – voltage dips and transients

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Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Oct 2023 - 22:00 (UTC)

19 Sep 2023
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Luleå University of Technology
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Engineering » Electrical engineering
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First Stage Researcher (R1)

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17 Oct 2023 - 22:00 (UTC)
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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 investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

Electric Power Engineering in Skellefteå, Sweden, is a successful group at Luleå University of Technology led by Professor Math Bollen. The current research directions for the group are hosting capacity, smart grid solutions, and power quality. The group has a good national and international reputation for its leading research. The group currently consists of a chaired professor, two more professors, four other senior researchers, one research engineer and 18 doctoral students. We are recruiting a doctoral student to perform research on, voltage dips and switching transients. This is part of an externally-funded project.

More information about the research group: Electrical power engineering at Luleå University of Technology

Subject description
Electric power engineering covers the study of the system for production, transport and consumption of electrical energy. This includes the interaction between the power grid electricity production and electricity consumption.

Project description
The Electric Power Engineering group at Luleå University of Technology has a globally leading position within power quality. This project aims at maintaining and strengthening that position by addressing several aspects of voltage dips and switching transients. The initial emphasize will be on the following two aspects, where both distribution and transmission grids will be considered:

  • Consequences of voltage dips and switching transients for equipment connected to the grid.
  • Impact of changes in electricity production, electricity network and electricity consumption on the number, characteristics, and impact of voltage dips and switching transients.

This is a four to five-year project and other aspects will be added during the project.

The project will be conducted by a PhD student, together with supervisors and technical support personnel.

The doctoral program will result in a PhD degree after the equivalent of four years of full-time graduate studies. Departmental duties of up to 20 % of full-time, usually in the form of teaching and administrative work, will be included in the duties in addition to the graduate program.

You are qualified to apply for this position if you have an MSc or equivalent technical degree with specialization appropriate for research in electrical power engineering such as electrical engineering, electronics, energy, engineering physics or similar areas. Alternatively, an individual fulfills the general eligibility requirements for the third-cycle educational program when he or she; 1, has completed a second-cycle degree, 2, has completed higher education courses worth at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 are for second-cycle courses, or 3, in some other manner, in this country or abroad, has acquired the equivalent qualifications courses in electrical engineering. Advanced knowledge of written and spoken English is required. Previous experience in power quality, voltage dips, or switching transients, is considered an important merit. In addition, ability to contribute to the education done by the group, to a large part done in Swedish, is regarded meriting.

For further information on specific doctoral education, see;
General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology  

Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Placement: Skellefteå. Starting according to agreement.

For further information, please contact:
Math Bollen, Professor, (+46) 910- 585713,
Sarah Rönnberg, Professor (+46) 910- 585721

Union representatives:
SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529  
OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Closing date for applications: October 18, 2023
Reference number: 3331 – 2023

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Master Degree or equivalent


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Computer science » Other
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