Two PhD students (licentiate) in Fluid and Mechatronic Systems Linkoping

Ref IEI-2020-00197

Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

Through the activities in research, the Department of Management and Engineering (IEI) provides education in a wide range of fields, from economy and management to design and technology. As one of the university’s largest departments, our strength is the education and research that support and benefit each other. Our mission is to encourage innovation and development through which we develop dedicated, innovative student who can improve the world. We have strong links within the corporate and other sectors, which facilitates the employability of our graduates and the application of our research.

Hereby advertises two positions as

PhD student (licentiate) in Fluid and Mechatronic Systems
formally based at the Department of Management and Engineering.

The work will focus on utilizing the opportunities for hydraulic components and systems that an electric primary drive unit creates for construction machines. Within the project, two doctoral students will be employed with different focus areas. One PhD student will concentrate on the integration of electric motor and hydraulic pump units, a so-called E-pump, with focus on the hydraulic unit. The second PhD student will focus on the hydraulic system architecture and control strategies at the system level. The research for both doctoral students includes theoretical and experimental studies in hydraulics, electronics, mechanical design and control theory.

As a PhD student you will primarily devote yourself to your research. As a PhD student you are limited to work with education and administration up to 20 percent of full time.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

Appointment time
The appointment will be until further notice for a maximum of one year at a time. A licentiate student may not be employed during a period exceeding four years. The total time of appointment must not exceed the equivalent of two years´ full time research training.

Starting date 
By agreement.

The salary for PhD students is based on the department’s salary scale.

Union representatives
For contact with union representatives see below.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest 22 of June 2020.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our Ph D Students within the Department are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact person

Liselott Ericson


+46 13 281198

Petter Krus


+46 13 281792

Elin Bergfeldt


+46 13 284403

Read the job description at the university homepage


Post expires on Monday June 22nd, 2020