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PhD Student in Cyber-Physical Systems Lulea

Ref 4448-2021

Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.8 billion. Today, we have 1,770 staff and 17,200 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.


The positions as Ph.D. students include an employment for up to five years, with a wage close to what newly graduated engineers with a Master of Science degree in Computer Science typically get payed in Sweden Information for PhD students

We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research. Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. The EISLAB division of the Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering conducts research within Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) and software system of systems for the automation and digitalization in production industries. CPS focuses on integrated software and application architectures with implementations on massively distributed embedded systems that interact with each other and the environment to enable secure, goal-driven, autonomous and evolvable solutions. A major result is the Eclipse Arrowhead, an open source software framework for industrial automation widely supported by the European industry. This research further includes research on applied Machine Learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) as well as Internet of Things (IoT).

EISLAB are involved in several large European projects on distributed system construction with a focus on IoT, system of systems and CPS. Present examples include Arrowhead Tools (more than 80 partners, EUR 91 million, arrowhead.eu/arrowheadtools) and DigiPrime (more than 35 participants).

Subject description
Cyber-Physical Systems focuses on integrated software and application architectures with implementations of massively distributed embedded systems that interact with each other and their environment to enable secure, goal-driven, autonomous and evolvable solutions.

Project description
You will work with some of the following areas of software systems:

– Digital twins as service interfaces to robots, machinery and IoT devices
– Access and usage control for secure data sharing in industrial eco-systems
– Operation and navigation of robots and heavy machines in constructions
– Robot-human interactions and collaborations in industrial environments
– Virtualization at the edge for flexible and adaptable distributed systems

The studies will be conducted as parts of national projects with Swedish partners and/or European projects. These project aims to further digitalizing the European industry, where EISLAB will be responsible for the CPS intelligence, IoT and system of systems automation architecture as well as the use of AI and Machine Learning (ML). Targeted results includes academic papers as well as contributions with open source code for the Eclispe Arrowhead.

Projects at EISLAB typically involves working with both academia and industrial partners in Europe. Hence, collaboration with industry in the form of both future product owners and users is a key factor to the success of these projects and includes in-depth cooperation with the software and automation industry. In this, you will work close to other LTU researchers and doctoral students.

Duties
As a PhD student, you work towards a Doctoral degree as the final goal. The work will be done with the objectives of the Higher Education Ordinance as support. Most of your time will be devoted to work in one or a few research project in which you will develop proof-of-concept solutions to experimentally investigate and explore aspects in industrial software systems and components. You will communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals.

To support your research, you will take courses while doing dissertation work in the form of e.g. literature, article, design studies, construction and programming tasks, theory development, analysis and presentations. In addition, teaching and other duties at the division and/or department exists for graduate students, which is limited to a maximum of a year of the total period not exceeding five years.

Qualifications
We are looking for You – a talented, analytical and motivated colleague who, both alone and in collaboration with others, can carry out advanced research in our research group. The necessary background for applicants is a master degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and/or Engineering Physics and Electrical Engineering, or equivalent. We also welcome applicants with expected such degree during spring of 2022.

The applicant must be proficient in Computer Science. Previous experience of working with SOA, IoT, CPS and/or system of systems is valuable but not a requirement. The applicant must also possess good programming skills, including software design, basic programming concepts as well as experience in Java programming or similar. Fluency in oral and written communication in English is a requirement.

For further information about a specific subject see; General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

Further information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Placement: Luleå. Starting:  Spring 2022

For further information about the position, please contact: Ulf Bodin, +46 920-49 30 36, ulf.bodin@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se  OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

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

Application
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. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number:  4448-2021Last day of application: February 28, 2022

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PhD Student in Space Research within Atmospheric Science Kiruna

Ref 4691-2021

Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.8 billion. Today, we have 1,770 staff and 17,200 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.


Northern Sweden is a European space region with several major players collaborating in space technology and space science. Luleå University of Technology provides research and education, the Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF) focuses on space plasma research and instrument development, EISCAT Scientific Association carries out the radar observations of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere, and the Swedish Space Corporation (SSC), provides services and infrastructure with its facility Esrange.

Our Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Technology is seeking a doctoral researcher to contribute to our growing activities in Space Science at our Division of Space Technology on Kiruna Campus. The division offers a number of Master’s Degree programs in Space Science and Technology and conducts research in the areas of planetary and atmospheric science as well as space systems and technology. Researchers in Planetary Science have been and are involved in several international space missions, ranging from ESA’s Rosetta to JAXA’s MMX. The research infrastructure includes state-of-the-art experimental facilities for experimental planetary science.

Subject description
Atmospheric science deals with research on the atmosphere of Earth and other planets by modelling along with development and use of instruments for remote sensing and in situ observations. Special focus is on the atmosphere’s dynamical, chemical, and physical processes, as well as better weather and climate predictions.

Project description
You will be welcomed into an expanding group of researchers in Luleå University of Technology’s Division of Space Technology, whose focus is on investigating small bodies’ physical properties and processes in the laboratory. Under the Atmospheric Science heading, we investigate the interactions of Earth and other planetary bodies with their environment. Our research topics include mass and energy fluxes within planets and their atmospheres, as well as snow, ice, and dirt in terrestrial and space environments. Researchers in Kiruna develop instruments for use on the ground, on balloons and on spacecraft and analyse data from Earth-observing satellites and deep space probes.

The position is enabled by the involvement of Luleå University of Technology researchers in several minor bodies missions including ESAs Rosetta and Comet Interceptor, JAXA’s Hayabusa2 & MMX, and NASA’s DART. The surfaces of small asteroids recently sampled by the Hayabusa2 and OSIRIS-REx missions are largely covered by a regolith of decimetre-sized or smaller particles. Building upon our expertise in thermal simulations we aim to investigate processes such as fracturing, mechanical agitation, photochemistry and thermal fatigue on asteroids and comets from an experimental perspective.

Duties
In collaboration with your supervisors, you will participate in the following activities.

– Procurement and production of asteroid and/or comet analogues, such as meteorites;
– setup and testing of laboratory experiments;
– sample preparation for structural analysis;
– data analysis and comparison with remote measurements;
– dissemination of results at international conferences and in scientific publications.

In addition to learning and improving your skills while working with these duties, you will conduct literature reviews and read courses as part of your graduate education. Optionally, you may engage in teaching and other departmental duties, limited to a maximum of one year of the total period not exceeding five years.

Qualifications
We are looking for an enthusiastic, adaptable candidate with experience of working independently and as a member of a team. You must have a master’s degree or equivalent in (geo)physics, astronomy, space science or another related subject, such as e.g. quantitative geosciences. It is meritorious if you have experience designing & running experiments and analysing experimental data, ideally complemented with some knowledge of numerical simulations. Some knowledge of meteoritics or cosmochemistry will be an asset. You must be an effective communicator and fluent in English.

For further information about a specific subject see;  General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

Currently, female staff are underrepresented in our division and we particularly encourage women to apply. Provided that the qualifications are equivalent, the underrepresented gender will be given priority.

Other information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added at max 20% (up to a maximum of five years) regulated by the Swedish Higher Education ordinance. Location: Kiruna.

For further information, please contact Prof. Axel Hagermann, +46 980 67583, axel.hagermann@ltu.se or Head of division Dr. Victoria Barabash, +46 980 67532, victoria.barabash@ltu.se

Union representatives:
SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se, OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

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

Application
We prefer electronic applications which can be created by clicking on the apply button below. The application must be in English or Swedish and should include a CV, personal letter, verified copies of relevant diplomas, and contact information of two potential referees. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Reference 4691-2021
Last day of application: January 31, 2022

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Post doctor in Automatic Control Lulea

Ref 4713-2021

Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.8 billion. Today, we have 1,770 staff and 17,200 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.


The Automatic Control engineering group at the Department of Computer Science, Electrical, and Space engineering at Luleå University of Technology is since long time established in the area of control and optimization of complex dynamic systems in, for example, the mining and process industry, energy production, energy distribution and data centers. In these industries, there is a strong focus on sustainability and circularity and a need for research efforts in terms of control and optimization to achieve this. The research group is therefore looking for a knowledgeable and committed person for a position as a postdoc in this growing area.

Subject description
Automatic Control comprises the analysis and synthesis of models and model-based algorithms for control, estimation, and monitoring of complex dynamic systems.

Research topic /
The research topic is in the area of Control Engineering. More specifically, the position will require research activities in the areas of system modeling, monitoring, optimization and control applied to process industrial and energy systems. Examples of applications that may be considered are unit processes in the mining industry, hydropower turbines, waste-heat recovery in data centers etc.

Duties
You will perform research in a collaborative environment with industry partners and other academic researchers, where theoretical research is combined with practical applications. The results should be published in highly reputed peer-reviewed international journals and conferences. The position will include supervision of MSc and PhD students, to acquire funding for research projects from research funding agencies/councils, EU framework program or industry, and to participate in the teaching activities of the research group. You will need to represent the group at different events, both in Sweden and abroad.

As a post doctor, you are expected work independently and engage pro-actively in ongoing research efforts at the research group with your specific expertise.

Qualifications
To qualify for employment as a postdoctoral research fellow, you must have a PhD, or doctoral degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctorate or doctoral degree in the field of automatic control or related area. Priority will be given to candidates who have completed their PhD within three years prior to the application deadline. If there are special circumstances, the PhD can have been completed earlier. Special circumstances mean leave due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice, trade union duties, or similar. Applicants who are very close to finish a PhD are also encouraged to apply.

Scientific skills of the highest standard, a track record of experimental and application work, experience in attracting research grants, excellence in communication and management are considered as merits.

Information
The employment is limited in time to 24 months with the possibility of extension to a total of a maximum of 3 years.

For more information, contact division head Andreas Johansson andreas.johansson@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se and OFR-S Lars Frisk, 0920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

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

Application
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.

Reference number: 4713-2021
Final day to apply: March 31, 2022

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PhD Student in Mineral Processing-Zero-Waste Valorization Lulea

Ref 4744-2021

Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.8 billion. Today, we have 1,770 staff and 17,200 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.


Aligned with the transition to the green economy and having a secure and sustainable supply of raw materials from primary and/or secondary resources, our research in mineral processing is based on three pillars: material characterization (mineralogical and particle analyses), unit operations (comminution, separation, solids handling) and systems engineering (modeling and simulation, geometallurgy).

Experimental work is done in our well-equipped mineral processing laboratory with access to cutting-edge instruments. In undergraduate education, we contribute to engineering programmes like Sustainable Process and Chemical Engineering, Georesources Engineering, Arctic Mineral Resources.

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
Mineral Processing deals with the unit operations and processes for treating particulate solids, primarily metal ores, industrial minerals and solid fuels, but also residues and recyclable waste material as well as products from the processing industry.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Aligned with a circular design for increased raw material efficiency, in this study Zero-waste valorization of K-bearing feldspathic ore will be investigated to produce high-value-added products. The project aims at the sustainable use of raw materials through a strategic approach, and production of KCl for the fertilizer industry, Al2O3 and Silicon carbide (SiC) for abrasive industry, and synthetic silicates for the ceramics industry from feldspathic ores. The work focus will be on providing new resources for potassium oxide (K2O) and alumina (Al2O3), and producing Si-containing products from the same ore. Determination of the CO2 sequestration capability of feldspathic ores is the additional objective. The innovative proposed approach includes several process steps consisting of mineral processing methods like intensive milling, hydrometallurgical methods including leaching and solution purification, and pyrometallurgical methods such as roasting and sintering. As part of the consortium in the EU Project, the PhD student at Luleå University of Technology will mainly work on developing methods and approaches to remove the iron and other impurities, which could negatively affect the purity of the Al2O3 aimed to be produced in the project. In addition, the PhD student will actively collaborate with other partners in the whole project including a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) along with Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) of the proposed process.

DUTIES
A position as a PhD student involves both theoretical studies and experimental work. As a PhD student, you are trained in scientific work in terms of publishing scientific journal articles and presenting papers at national and international conferences. A PhD student even takes mandatory and elective courses. Besides that, you can get the opportunity to try out teaching. As a researcher, you work as a neutral part in many contexts, which gives a great opportunity to learn how to run and manage challenges and problems in a dynamic environment.

Main work tasks:

– Comprehensive literature review on pre-treatment and selective methods and techniques for mineral /metal extraction.
– To design and conduct mineral /metal extraction tests using different methods and combination techniques.
– Determine the best process and combination of different extractants as well as the optimum processing conditions.
– Conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) along with Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) of the proposed processing approach
– Periodic reporting, participation in project dissemination activities and exploitation

QUALIFICATIONS
In order to be eligible for employment, you must have a master’s degree (of at least 120 ECTS) in minerals engineering, chemical engineering, applied chemistry or other relevant programs. You are expected to have knowledge and experience in mineral resource extraction, extractive metallurgy, and systems analysis. You must have good English language proficiency (oral and written).

For additional information on the specific PhD program, please visit General syllabus – The Board of the Faculty of Science and Technology

Additional assessment criteria:

– Familiarity with design and working with the mineral processing and metals extraction.
– A good understanding of the chemistry and mechanisms of methods for selective metal value extraction
– Ability to work and integrate with a small- to medium-sized, multidisciplinary research group

INFORMATION
Fulltime fixed-term employment for four years (up to maximum five years). Departmental duties (such as teaching or other departmental work) up to maximum 20 % of fulltime may be added.

Regulations can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance 5 Ch. §§ 1-7. Salary according to local guidelines. Entrance to the position according to an agreement with Luleå University of Technology. Location; Luleå, Sweden.

For more information please contact:Associate Professor Yousef Ghorbani, +46-(0)920-49 3422, yousef.ghorbani@ltu.se, Professor Jan Rosenkranz, +46-(0)920-49 2183, jan.rosenkranz@ltu.se

Union representatives:SACO-S Kjell Johansson, +46 920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se, OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 920-49 1792 lars.frisk@ltu.se

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

APPLICATION
You apply for this position by clicking on the link below. Your application must include a motivation letter, CV, written proof of your English proficiency and copies of diplomas and transcripts from university education. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application and diplomas must be written in Swedish or English.

Deadline for application:
January 25th, 2022

Ref no: 4744-2021

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Post doctor in economics focusing on bioenergy Lulea

Ref 3769-2021

Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-class expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results, and drawing on our location in the Arctic region we create global societal benefit. Our research is carried out in close collaboration with companies such as LKAB, Ericsson, Boliden, ABB and Epiroc and with leading international universities. We also have a well-functioning collaboration with regional authorities, school authorities and other organisations in both our scientific and artistic research and education. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.8 billion. Today, we have 1,770 staff and 17,200 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in the regions of Norrbotten and Västerbotten in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society. 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.


The Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts at Luleå University of Technology has currently approximately 260 faculty members doing research and teaching in business administration, entrepreneurship and innovation, music and theatre, and social sciences including economics. The Economics unit is part of the Division of Social Sciences which also include the subject areas jurisprudence, political science and history. The research of the Economics unit has an international focus, a strong emphasis on applied policy-orientated research and research profile towards natural resource, energy and environmental economics.

Subject
Economics, as a research subject, analyses the allocation of scarce resources. The research is towards natural resources, energy and environmental economics. It applies microeconomic theories in the analyses of the functionality of energy and raw material markets, and how it affects decision-makers and policy design.

Project description
We are looking for a researcher with a doctoral degree who wants to work within the research network Bio4Energy. Bio4Energy is one of the Swedish governments strategic research areas directly founded by the government. In the network, researchers from Luleå University of Technology, Umeå University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences are participating. In addition, researchers from Sweden’s research institute (RISE) participate and several firms and organisations. The network is multi-disciplinary and work towards efficient and environmentally friendly processes, technology and markets based on woody feedstock.

Work tasks
Your work as a post doctor includes:

Research in economics towards bioenergy issues (at least 80% of full-time). The research is conducted in close collaboration with Bio4Energy, and you are expected to actively participate in the network’s activities.

Possibility for teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, supervising undergraduate theses and assisting supervisor for PhD students (at most 20% of full-time).

Qualifications
You must have a doctoral degree, or equivalent international degree, in economics.

General qualifications include scientific merits and documented experiences from the stipulated research profile. The scientific competence has the highest importance for the appointment.

The assessment criteria are (in order of importance):

– Well-documented experience of economic research towards bioenergy issues.
– A strong interest in economic research towards bioenergy issues.
– Good communicative and collaborative abilities with the surrounding society.
– Proactive initiatives and ability to work in multi-disciplinary research environments.
– Excellent communicative skills in English, both spoken and written.

Additional merit is if you have documented pedagogical skills, such as university courses in pedagogy and teaching/supervising experience from higher education.

Information
This is a full-time employment contract for one year with a possibility for an extension for one more year. The total employment time as a post doc is maximum two years. Placement in Luleå.

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Robert Lundmark (+46 (0)920-492346, robert.lundmark@ltu.se or head of division Jerry Blomberg (+46 (0)70-2682188, jerry.blomberg@ltu.se.

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46 (0)920-491529, kjell.johansson@ltu.se) and OFR (Lars Frisk, +46 (0)920-49 17 92, lars.frisk@ltu.se).

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

Application
You apply for the position by clicking on the button below. Please attach a personal letter, you CV and documents proving your merits. The application can be written in either Swedish or English. Your doctoral degree transcript must be attested and translated to either Swedish or English. Make sure to include the scientific works you refer to as support for your application. Finally, please include at least two persons as relevant references with complete contact information.

Please mark your application with the reference number below.

Reference number: 3769-2021
Last day of application:  February 28  2022

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