Uppsala University, Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

The Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering consists of three divisions: Industrial Engineering, Quality Science and Management, and Civil Engineering and Built Environment. The department has a strong and international research environment and has approximately 103 employees with research and education both at the Ångström Laboratory in Uppsala and at Campus Gotland. This position will be located at the division of Industrial Engineering in Uppsala. For more information, see the departments web page.

USER - Uppsala Smart Energy Research group – is highly interdisciplinary, combines applied and theoretical, as well as qualitative and quantitative, approaches. The research group engages in extensive collaboration with the industry and other research environments. The research often focuses on the role of electricity consumers in the transition to a more sustainable energy system. For more information, see the research group's website: USER - Uppsala University, Sweden.

Project description
As a doctoral student you are contributing to the interdisciplinary research that USER is conducting in the area of user perspectives on smart grids and the energy transition. The overall aim with the research is to increase knowledge about electricity consumers’, prosumers’ and drivers of electric vehicles’ role in realizing the vision of future smart grids. The third cycle studies are conducted as part of projects that primarily focus on consumption flexibility among electricity consumers. You participate in data collection, analysis and compilation of results in collaboration with other members of USER. We offer a varied an exciting work that is designed jointly by the doctoral student and the research group. As a doctoral student you can, with the support of your supervisors, to a large extent influence the focus of your third cycle studies. The fact that the third cycle studies are conducted in an interdisciplinary environment means that your disciplinary background is of less importance in relation to your attitude towards and interest in the third cycle subject area, the research area and interdisciplinary research.

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).

To meet the entry requirements for doctoral studies, you must

  • hold a Master’s (second-cycle) degree, or
  • have completed at least 240 credits in higher education, with at least 60 credits at Master’s level including an independent project worth at least 15 credits, or
  • have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way.

As a candidate for this position, you are expected to have a master’s degree in engineering, or any other relevant social science, humanities, natural sciences or technical discipline. Very good knowledge of English, spoken and written. Good ability to cooperate.

Additional qualifications
Knowledge about the energy system, its actors and their respective operations as well as the challenges that the energy transition entails is meritorious. So is knowledge about different methodological approaches and a genuine interest in interdisciplinary research questions in the subject area at hand as well as good knowledge in written and spoken Swedish.

Please apply via the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, including a brief description of experience relevant to the position and the candidate criteria stated above, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, a draft research proposal of 1 A4 page (written in English or Swedish, showing your academic creativity and rigor), preferably a master thesis and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and should provide contact information to at least two reference persons. All applications should be submitted through the Uppsala University job portal.

Rules governing PhD candidates 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 soon as possible or as otherwise agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position please contact: Associate Professor Cajsa Bartusch, +4670 527 43 27, cajsa.bartusch@angstrom.uu.se

Please submit your application by the 14th of August 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1875.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/1875
  • Linnéa Sandén, 018-4710000
Union representative
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 11.May.2023
Last application date 14.Aug.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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