Uppsala University, Department of Electrical Engineering

Electrification and digitalisation are among the largest areas for the future in the conversion to sustainable societies. The Department of Electrical Engineering conducts successful research and education in the areas - renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, industrial IoT, 5G communication and wireless sensor networks as well as smart electronic sensors and medical systems. The Department of Electrical Engineering is an international workplace with around 130 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

The position will be at the Division of Electricity, at the Department of Electrical Engineering. Here you will find a friendly work environment with a doctoral network and a variety of experimental projects. The Division of Electricity works in collaboration with Swedish companies - public and private - and stakeholders in the different fields of research. We look forward to receiving your application. Join us and build the future with us!

Project description
The electrification of the transport sector is vital for a successful transition to a fossil-free society. A lack of capacity in the electric grid threatens to slow down the shift towards a more sustainable energy system.
The project aims to study how increased demand flexibility through smart charging can benefit the different actors involved.  Moreover, it aims to investigate technical possibilities and challenges with smart charging by means of tests and analyses in real environment. The research team at Uppsala university will work in tight collaboration with the industrial partners of this project, including Volvo Cars and CEVT.
The project is financed by the Swedish Electromobility Centre (SEC), a national research centre for electromobility, founded by the Swedish Energy Agency in partnership with Swedish automotive industry and academia.
The research group at Uppsala University has extensive experience of research in electromobility and a large laboratory activity. We have an exciting work environment designed by the doctoral student and the research team together. The doctoral student will be supervised by at least two supervisors. The Department of Electrical Engineering also gives a salary supplement in addition to the local guidelines for doctoral students at Uppsala University.

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From the research project viewpoint, the doctoral student together with the research team will work on the development of an energy management system, on simulations and analyses of smart charging strategies (including vehicle-to-grid) at the Ångström Laboratory, and tests in a parking garage located in Uppsala. Flexibility services and compensation mechanism will be also investigated.

The main task of a doctoral student is to devote to the doctoral education, which includes both participation in research projects and doctoral education courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties to a maximum extent of 20 % of his/her time.


  • The applicant must hold a master degree in electrical engineering, engineering physics, and energy systems engineering or similar.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English is a requirement; good oral and written proficiency in Swedish is a merit.
  • We will emphasise your personal qualities such as strong motivation, good collaborations and communication skills with other researchers. You should be purposeful, structured and be able to work effectively both individually and in groups.
  • The applicant experience with calculation tools, like MATLAB and/or Phyton will be take into consideration during the evaluation. 

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines.

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as agreed. Placement: Uppsala 

For further information about the position, please contact: Valeria Castellucci, tel 018-471 7256 mail valeria.castellucci@uu.se

Please submit your application by 5 of december 2022, UFV-PA 2022/3199

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2022/3199
Union representative
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 23.Nov.2022
Last application date 05.Dec.2022 11:59 PM CET

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