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Five PhD Students in Operation and Maintenance Engineering Lulea

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Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-class expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results. 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 universities around the world. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.8 billion. We are today 1,770 members of staff and have 17,200 students.

In the coming years, investments amounting to many billions will be made in large projects in the regions of Norrbotten and Västerbotten in Northern Sweden. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and offers a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand.


Operation and maintenance is a rapidly growing research area as it is recognized as an important enabler for the business performance by industry. Luleå University of Technology seeks five PhD students to work in a number of projects that contribute to the development of operation and maintenance of railways.

Subject description 
Operation and Maintenance Engineering deals with the development of methodologies, models and tools to ensure high system dependability and efficient and effective maintenance processes for both new and existing systems.

Project descriptions 
I. Life extension of the railway system (contact: Uday Kumar) 
II. Industrial AI with focus on eMaintenance (contact: Ramin Karim) 
III. Machine learning and simulation of railway dynamic systems (contact: Matti Rantatalo)
IV. Human Cognition in Future Maintenance Operations in Autonomous Machines (contact: Phillip Tretten)
V.Integrated asset management of railway systems (contact: Uday Kumar) 

Qualifications
You must have good knowledge of modeling and software development. Experience of the railway industry, operation and maintenance, software development, building mathematical models, optimization methods, simulation techniques, but also interest in metaheuristics, statistics and machine learning are meritorious. You must be proficient in programming languages such as R, MATLAB, Python, C # and Azure and their associated simulation and optimization libraries and packages. Knowledge of the use of OR tools is an advantage. In order to be able to communicate within the projects and with various stakeholders, we require that you master English, in speech and writing. It is an advantage if you have good knowledge of Swedish in speech and writing.

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

Most employees at the subject Operation and Maintenance Engineering are currently men why we would like to see female applicants. Provided that the qualifications are the same, the underrepresented gender will be given priority.

Information 
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other institutional services may be added max 20%. Placement: Luleå, Sweden. Starting date: as soon as possible, by agreement.

For further information about the positions, please contact: Uday Kumar, +46 920 491826, uday.kumar@ltu.se, Matti Rantatalo, +46 920 492124, matti.rantatalo@ltu.se, Ramin Karim, +46 920 492344, ramin.karim@ltu.se, Philip Tretten, +46 920 492855, phillip.tretten@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson +46 920 491529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se , OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 920 491792 lars.frisk@ltu.se 

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

To see the full ad, please go to https://www.ltu.se/ltu/Lediga-jobb?l=en 

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 and mark which topic you are most interested in. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number: 2708-2021 
Last day of application: September 22, 2021

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Post expires on Wednesday September 22nd, 2021

Postdoc position in Electric Power Engineering Skelleftea

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Luleå University of Technology is experiencing strong growth with world-leading competence in several areas of research. Our research is conducted in close collaboration with industries such as LKAB, Ericsson, Boliden, ABB, Epiroc and leading international universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.8 billion per year. We currently have 1 770 employees and 17 200 students.

We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research. Drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit.


Electric Power Engineering in Skellefteå, Sweden, is a successful group at Luleå University of Technology led by Professor Math Bollen and Associate Professor Sarah Rönnberg.

The current research areas for the group are power quality in low, medium and high-voltage networks, integration of renewable electricity production and electric vehicle charging, smart grids and electricity markets. The group has a good national and international reputation for its leading research, is a world leader in power quality, and has a good national reputation for its undergraduate education in electrical networks. The group’s research results have received, over the years, attention from both industry and academia.

Electric Power Engineering currently consists of one chaired professor, two more professors, four more senior researchers, three research engineers and 19 doctoral students. The group consists of 16 men and 13 women.

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

Subject description
Electric power engineering covers studies of sustainable systems for production of electrical energy, transport of electrical energy and the interaction between the power grid, electricity production and electricity consumption.

Project description
We are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to set up collaboration with Africa south of the Sahara and at the same time to further develop and broaden our research and education. The research direction should be of high relevance to Africa south of the Sahara, of relevance to Sweden, and fit to our group’s research profile.

Examples of suitable research directions are:
 – electricity supply to mining and mineral processing in a sustainable energy system
 – integration of small-scale solar power in weak electricity grids

Duties
Your primary duties as a postdoctoral researcher are to perform research and education to prepare for future positions within the academy.

Qualifications
The qualifying background for applicants is a doctoral degree in Electric Power Engineering or equivalent. Priority is given to candidates who have completed a doctoral degree within three years before the application date. You must be able to express yourself in English, at advanced level, in writing and orally.

You must have proven competence according to the project description, above, or a good plan to develop this based on your previous expertise.

The applicant will set up collaboration in research and education between Luleå University of Technology and universities in Africa south of the Sahara. For this, we expect that you have experience in research and education with both Swedish and African universities.

Further information
The employment period for this position is two years with placement in Skellefteå, Sweden.

For further information about the position, please contact professor Math Bollen, math.bollen@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
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:2079-2021Last day of application: 15 October 2021

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Post expires on Friday October 15th, 2021