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PhD Student in Polymeric Composite Materials Lulea

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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 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 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.


Take the opportunity to study for a doctoral-degree in a dynamic research environment in collaboration with leading industries and universities worldwide. The Department of Materials Science at Luleå University of Technology offers persons with ambitions and interest in undertaking postgraduate studies within the subject Polymeric Composite Materials to apply for a PhD-student position.

Within the subject, research on new fiber-reinforced materials, manufacturing and modeling of composite properties is conducted. The research group is continuously involved in national and international projects. Part of the research is aiming at validating experimentally verified physical phenomena using relevant material models, while others are more of material or manufacturing development nature. Educational activities, including international programs on master and doctoral level (EEIGM, AMASE etc.) are integral parts of the activities. The group belongs to the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics.

Project description
The project ”Durability of Composites for Hydrogen Delivery and Storage” (CHEST) will be a part of the graduate school at the Center for Hydrogen Energy Systems Sweden (CH2ESS). CH2ESS is a research and knowledge initiative at Luleå University of Technology, in close collaboration with Swedish industry in the hydrogen area. More information about CH2ESS here: https://www.ltu.se/centres/CH2ESS?l=en

The current project is defined with the focus on development of a fossil-free hydrogen transportation in Sweden. The project intends to build up at Luleå University of Technology a strong platform for research in polymers and composites for use in hydrogen under high pressure. The project is a collaborative effort between two subjects at Luleå University of Technology; Polymeric Composite Materials and Machine Elements.  The staff from these subjects will act as supervisors of the PhD student.

The scientific/technological objective of the project is to design lightweight polymer composite materials for use in high pressure hydrogen fuel tanks and delivery systems. With the focus on ageing of polymers/composites under rapidly changing pressure/temperature in hydrogen environment.

The project’s reference group involves industrial representatives from Oxeon, GKN and SKF, companies that expressed interest in the project.

Duties
As a PhD student you are expected to perform a combination of both experimental and theoretical work within your research studies as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. The student is expected to work independently and take great responsibility for the progress of the research. A doctoral student will also read a number of doctoral courses. In addition, the student is offered the opportunity to try the teacher role and gain useful supervision experience.

The PhD student will be a member of the Network of Young Scientists (NYS) at CH2ESS. NYS is a self-organizing network that arranges field trips, workshops, and other exciting activities to increase your future career perspectives.

Qualifications
In order to be eligible for employment you must have a Master of Science degree in Engineering or Natural Sciences (material science, mechanical engineering, chemistry, physics or/and applied physics) or equivalent. Documented experience from projects and/or specialized programs/courses related to composite materials as well as experience in modelling of physical behavior of materials (including numerical simulations) and characterization is beneficial.

Good skills in oral and written communication in English is required. Knowledge in Swedish is an advantage.

We value a motivated candidate with personal qualities relevant to education at post-graduate level, such as capability to work within group, looking to acquire more knowledges and being a good team player. Knowledge relevant to the project in question, for example specialized courses, are meritorious.

Consult the description of the curriculum for education at post-graduate level in polymeric composite materials here: General curricula for education at post-graduate level in polymeric composite materials

For further information about a specific subject see:

-General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

-More information about the group/subject

Further information
Fixed-term employment for four years (up to maximum five years). Departmental duties such as teaching may be added up to maximum 20 % of fulltime. The position is located in Luleå.

For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Roberts Joffe +46 920-491940, Roberts.Joffe@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se, 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
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The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. If possible, please upload report or presentation for the final degree. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number: 1893-2022Last day of application: August 7, 2022

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Post expires on Sunday August 7th, 2022

Two PhD students in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Lulea

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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 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 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 Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts at Luleå University of Technology (LTU) consists of 13 research subjects, including Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Entrepreneurship and innovation were established in 2006 and today has about 30 employees with a broad competence base. Our goal is to be an international center for the development and dissemination of future ideas in entrepreneurship and innovation. Entrepreneurship and innovation include organizational development with a particular focus on business development based on innovative products, services, business models and production solutions, as well as ways to manage and organize operations. The research group collaborates with large national and international companies, small and medium-sized companies (SMEs), and other research groups. Research results are produced in close cooperation with industry and other actors.

Subject description
Entrepreneurship and Innovation comprises organizational development with a specific focus on firm development based on innovative products, services, production solutions or management modes.

Project description
The Entrepreneurship & Innovation research group and leading MedTech company Getinge AB has initiated a strategic research collaboration on “Innovation management in MedTech”. The MedTech industry is currently undergoing rapid industrial transformation related to digitalization, AI, and automation. Sustainability is a top strategic priority, and competition from low-cost countries is intense. To meet these challenges and opportunities, new innovate product- and service offerings, business models, and organizational configurations are needed. There is also a need to increasingly look beyond organizational boundaries and form new kinds of collaboration with ecosystem partners.

The two PhD student positions aims to support Getinge in its strive to further strengthen its innovation capabilities. Important topics include – but are not limited to – digitalization enabled value creation (including digital platforms and the role of digitalization/connectivity for offering new advanced products and services), Business ecosystem and alliance management strategy (including relationship building with ecosystem partners and effective integration of external knowledge) as well as Designing effective global R&D organizations (including organizing dispersed innovation work). Both positions will be scoped in detail together with incoming candidates.

Duties
As a PhD student you are part of a research group where you, in collaboration with others, conduct scientific work. It includes collecting and analyzing data, and writing scientific articles, together with others in the research group and individually. Equally important is the practical side of the project where you will engage closely with Getinge for improving innovation and innovation management in practice. A PhD student position also involves participating in postgraduate courses, presenting research nationally and internationally, and participating in seminar activities within the research group. Departmental duties such as teaching is also included (max 20%). Completed postgraduate education (consisting of both approved postgraduate courses and an independent doctoral thesis) results in a doctoral degree in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Qualifications
We are looking for you who preferably has a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management, in innovation management, in business administration, or equivalent. You need to have a strong interest in the research project/topics described above. The position requires excellent capabilities in English (oral and written). Good knowledge of the Swedish language is a merit. The positions require the ability to work closely with the rest of the project group, and a strong individual drive to independently plan and manage one’s own work and be responsible for carrying out tasks within given time frames. The employment as a PhD student is about developing new knowledge so creativity and ability to cope with uncertainty and ambiguity is at the forefront. The industrial nature of the research project also implies that you need to have good social and communication skills as well as being good at managing different stakeholders’ expectations.

For further information about a specific subject see; General syllabus for the Board of the faculty of humanities and social sciences

Information
Employment as a PhD student is limited to 5 years (including teaching and other department duties of max 20%). Salary is paid in accordance with current agreements. Placement: Luleå. Starting: as soon as possible upon agreement.

For further information, please contact professor Johan Frishammar, +46-920-491407, johan.frishammar@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 the position via the application button below where you attach:

  • a personal letter reflecting on the theme of the project (about one to two A4 pages) which clearly outlines why you are a suitable doctoral student for this project;
  • CV;
  • copies of verified diplomas (or certificate of result) and grades;
  • a master thesis / essay / report or other text that you have written that demonstrates your scientific competence must be attached.

Please mark your application with the reference number below. Your application must be written in English (preferably) or Swedish. Diplomas must be written in Swedish or English.

Reference number: 2503-2022Last day of application: August 15, 2022

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Post expires on Friday August 12th, 2022

PhD-student in laser metal Additive Manufacturing (numerical simulation and experiments) Lulea

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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 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 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.


BACKGROUND
The Division of Product and Production Development at LTU (Chair of Manufacturing Systems Engineering, Department TVM) initiates new research projects, enabling the employment of one or two PhD-students.

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
Manufacturing Systems Engineering is concerned with the individual processes and techniques involved in the manufacture of entire systems for industrial production, as well as their design. The division focuses on research in laser materials processing, particularly laser welding and Additive Manufacturing as well as teaching in manufacturing and production.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
The PhD-student will participate in different research projects aiming for a deep process understanding of laser material processing techniques. The initial project will focus on laser powder melting for Additive Manufacturing (3D-printing) processes, embedded in a Swedish project with industrial partners. The study aims to develop a new way of iron ore reduction during Additive Manufacturing, as a new environment and climate friendly approach.

Numerical CFD-simulations (Computational Fluid Dynamics) of the melt pool will be carried out along with advanced camera observation experiments in the high power laser laboratory to understand the influence of different conditions on the physical and chemical material behavior. Material characterization will reveal the impact of the heat treatment on the resulting material properties. The PhD-student will be part of a cooperative research team that provides a friendly atmosphere, high scientific level and the opportunity for personal development.

DUTIES
The doctoral student’s main tasks will be to perform experimental and theoretical research in the field of laser materials processing, which will be published in peer-reviewed international journals and at major national and international conferences, finally collected and condensed in a PhD-thesis, to be defended. For graduation as doctor, courses of at least 60 course credits need to be passed. The position will include assistance in department duties, teaching in production engineering and support in the allocated projects.

QUALIFICATIONS
University graduation (MSc or equivalent) in Materials Science, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or a similar technical subject. Strong interest, curiosity and passion for research are prerequisites along with personal qualities relevant for postgraduate education, such as presentation and communication skills and analytical thinking ability. A high level of English, written and spoken, is expected. If you are not Swedish speaking you are expected to be interested in getting familiar with the Swedish language during the first two years of the PhD employment. A continuing academic LTU career can be an opportunity for further development. The majority of employees at the subject Manufacturing Systems Engineering are currently male. Therefore, we particularly encourage female applicants.

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

INFORMATION
Fulltime fixed-term employment for four years (up to maximum five years). Departmental duties, such as administration and/or lecturing up to 25 % of full time may be added. Placement: Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Luleå, Sweden. Starting: according to agreement.

Supervisors: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörg Volpp (LTU), Prof. Frank Brückner (Fraunhofer IWS Dresden and LTU), Dr. Himani Naesstroem (LTU)

CONTACT
For further information, please contact: Jörg Volpp, Associate Professor Luleå University of Technology Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden Phone: +46 920 493969  E-mail: Jorg.Volpp@ltu.se
Web: https://www.ltu.se/research/subjects/Produktionsutveckling?l=en https://www.linkedin.com/company/manufacturing-systems-engineering/

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

Luleå University of Technology actively works with gender equality and diversity that contributes to a creative study and work environment. The university’s values ​​are based on respect, trust, transparency and responsibility.

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 via the application button below, where you enclose a personal letter, CV, other qualifications and copies of verified diplomas from universities. Please mark your application with the reference number below. The application and diploma must be written in Swedish or English.

Reference Number: 2022-2022
Deadline for application: August 14, 2022

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

PhD student in Operation and maintenance with specialization in machine learning, simulation of dynamic systems and acoustics Lulea

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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 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 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.


Operation and maintenance is a rapidly growing research area as it is recognized as an important enabler for the business performance by industry all over the world. For many industries maintenance costs are one of the biggest individual cost item. Effective maintenance can generate income for industry through better facility utilization and higher availability. Through well planned maintenance, external and internal operational risks can also be controlled and minimized.

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.

The subject area/division of Operation and Maintenance Engineering is multidisciplinary in nature and includes many disciplines of science and emerging technologies. The activities of the Division are aligned towards finding synergies with other engineering disciplines and building networks with many active research groups, locally and worldwide. The Division has been successful in obtaining grants from EU and Swedish Research funding agencies like VINNOVA and SSF. The Division has launched an International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management published by Springer. The establishment of SKF- University Technology Center for advanced condition monitoring has provided the Division with a much needed platform for the development of diagnostic and predictive technologies. At the Division two labs has been established the eMaintenance Lab and the Condition based maintenance Lab with an associated test facility for railway components. The Division is furthermore fully competent and equipped technologically to undertake research work in the emerging areas of big data, predictive and prescriptive analytics.

Project description
This PhD project will deal with a part of a digital twin system where machine learning approaches and simulations of dynamic systems will be combined. The research project well be conducted within the Railway system domain. The research questions that will be addressed in this project is related to the analysis of the vehicle and rail interaction and the possibility to classify different railway systems with respect to eg. its impact on the asset degradation like rail wear and the environment or acoustic contamination aspects like curve squeal. The project will be connected to ongoing European Union research projects. Real case studies of real railway track sections will be used to validate developed approaches for railway system classification. The purpose of the research is to generate knowledge which can be used to improve maintenance limits of vehicles and track infrastructure.

Duties
The duties within the PhD project includes active participation in the research and development of deliverables connected to EU-projects. Except for the theoretical thesis work, practical work related to computer programming, simulation and on-site field measurements of different aspects like sound and vibrations will be included. Other duties related to the PhD education will be specified within the individual PhD study plan.

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

Qualifications
In order to interact with the Swedish authority Trafikverket and to be able to contribute to project deliverables, you should be able to fluently speak and write Swedish and English. In order to be eligible for employment you must have a civil engineer degree in the subject of computer science, technical physics, Electro, Mechatronics ore similar education. Topics within the degree that will be seen as meritorious are:

– Dynamics of mechanical systems
– Optimization theory
– Computer programming
– Machine learning/Artificial intelligence approaches
– Railway system engineering
– Acoustics

Most employees at the subject Operation and maintenance are currently men, why we would like to see female applicants.

Further information
Fulltime fixed-term employment for four years. Departmental duties such as for example teaching might be added up to maximum 20 % of fulltime. The position is placed in Luleå, Sweden.

For further information about the position, please contact: Assoc. Prof. Matti Rantatalo, +46 920-49 2104, matti.rantatalo@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, (+46)920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se or 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
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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: 2538-2022Last day of application: August 15, 2022

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Post expires on Monday August 15th, 2022

PhD-Student in Mining and Rock Enigineering, with special focus on Hydrogen Storage Lulea

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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 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 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.


We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student contributing towards science and technology in managing hydrogen storage related rock mechanics problems. In our postgraduate education, we strive for you to develop into an expert on the subject and also develop as a person.

SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
Mining and Rock Engineering comprises mining technology, rock engineering and rock mechanics, including rock mass properties, design of rock excavations and tunneling as well as planning and production processes related to both mining and civil engineering.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Your project Design principles in lined rock cavern (LRC) for hydrogen storage is part of the graduate school Center for Hydrogen Energy Systems Sweden (CH2ESS). CH2ESS is a research and knowledge initiative at Luleå University of Technology, in close collaboration with Swedish industry in the hydrogen area.

The project aims to investigate the LRC concept at different working conditions, develop a probabilistic approach for LRC design and improve design principles for LRC for hydrogen storage. Three senior researchers who have expertise in rock mechanics, blasting and rock cavern design will work in the project as well. We expect a close cooperation between the senior researchers and you as a PhD student as well as collaboration between university and industry.

DUTIES
As a PhD student, you are expected to perform both theoretical and field work within your research studies as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. You shall read compulsory doctoral courses too. The majority of your working time will be devoted to your own research studies. In addition, you may have the opportunity to try out the teaching role. You will be part of the “Network of young scientists within Hyrdogen” (NYS) within CH2ESS, and part of the Creaternity graduate school. NYS is a self-organizing network that arranges field trips, workshops, and other exciting activities to increase your future career perspectives.

QUALIFICATIONS
In order to be eligible for this position, you must have a MSc degree in Rock Mechanics, Mining Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering or Solid Mechanics. A strong background in the area of numerical modelling is required.

To be successful in this position you have to be a highly-motivated person with a great aptitude for research, a strong intellect and disciplined work habits. Since some work will be conducted on site and in close collaboration with other researchers and industry partners, the ability to work collaboratively in larger groups is an important asset. You must have good skills in both written and spoken English.

For further information about a specific subject, you could refer to General curricula for the board of the faculty of science and technology.

INFORMATION
Fulltime fixed-term employment for 4 years (up to maximum five years). Departmental duties such as administration and/or teaching up to maximum 20 % of fulltime may be added.

The expected start date for the position is October-November 2022. Placement: Luleå.

For further information, please contact:Associate Professor Ping Zhang, (+46) 920-49 3016, ping.zhang@ltu.se, Adjunct Professor Lars-Olof Dahlström, (+46) 70-658 5890, lars-olof.dahlstrom@ltu.se, Professor Daniel Johansson, (+46) 920-49 2361, daniel.johansson@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: 2206-2022
Closing date for applications: July 31, 2022

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Post expires on Sunday July 31st, 2022

PhD Student in Exploration Geophysics Lulea

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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 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 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.


We are recruiting a PhD student for a research project on geophysical modelling related to forecasting of space weather events, specifically Geomagnetically induced currents (GIC). Take the opportunity to study for a PhD in interdisciplinary, dynamic, international research environment in close collaboration with industry and leading universities worldwide.

Subject description
Exploration geophysics is a topic based on physical laws and practices, which combined with geological information can be used in a variety of applications. Geophysical research at the Division of Geosciences and Environmental Engineering includes both basic and applied research in exploration, environmental and engineering applications.

Project description
You will take part in the project which aim to establish a prototype service for monitoring and forecasting geoelectric fields that drive GIC in Europe. The service will help operators to protect critical ground infrastructure vulnerable to damage caused by GIC. The service will display geographic hazard maps of near real-time and historical geoelectric fields, continuously running short-term (lead time 15-70 minutes) and long-term (lead time 2-4 days) forecasts, and a storm time mid-term (lead time 2-12 hours) forecast. The geoelectric field will be derived from full three-dimensional (3D) induction modelling of the conducting ground as driven by realistic external geomagnetic variations. The short-term forecast will rely on machine learning modeling of geomagnetic variations from solar wind data sampled at the Lagrange point L1. The long-term forecast will estimate the activity expected due to solar wind co-rotating interaction regions (CIRs) and high-speed streams. You will be responsible for implementing 3D induction modelling of the conducting ground as driven by realistic external geomagnetic variations.

Duties
As a PhD student you are expected to perform both field work and theoretical work within your research studies as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. Most of your working time will be devoted to your own research studies. You will work primarily with geophysical (magnetotelluric) data. 3D geophysical data modelling/inversion is a key focus of this PhD. You will work on development and extending our MR3Dmod modelling/inversion framework.

In addition, you will have the opportunity to try the teacher role. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a great opportunity to be involved in challenging development projects.

Qualifications
You must have a M.Sc or equivalent degree in geophysics, mathematics, physics, geology or other relevant subject. Good understanding of theory and numerical methods used in modelling and inversion is required. Experience in software development (Python in particular) and management of large data sets is important. You are expected to work in a team and are open to collaborate with colleagues and external partners. Fluent written and spoken English is required.

For further information about a specific research 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%. The position will start in January 2023.

For further information about the position, please contact: Maxim Smirnov, Assoc. Professor in Exploration Geophysics +46 920 49 3413 maxim.smirnov@ltu.se or Thorkild Maack Rasmussen, Professor in Exploration Geophysics, +46 920-49 3413, thorkild.maack.rasmussen@ltu.se

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson, 0920-49 1529 kjell.johansson@ltu.se, 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. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.

Reference number:1784-2022Closing date for applications: September 30, 2022

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Post expires on Friday September 30th, 2022

PhD student in Architecture: implementing urban sustainability in small and medium cities Lulea

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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 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 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.


We are looking for a doctoral student to work in the architecture research group at Luleå University of Technology in Luleå. The doctoral position is unique and will lead to a much sought-after competence and will give you as a researcher the opportunity to work in a creative research environment both at Luleå University of Technology and in the organizations and companies with which we cooperate.

The Architecture research subject is one of our 19 research subjects at the Department of Civil Engineering and Natural Resources. The research group includes about 20 people with competence ranging from urban and traffic planning to architecture and urban design, conservation and landscape architecture. Our research and education make a crucial contribution to shaping policies and planning for future cities. The Department has about 400 people with about 50 nationalities, of which 180 doctoral students and just over 50 professors. 70% of our research is externally funded and we have a well-developed international collaboration with universities in all continents. Our research and education have a strong experimental and applied profile with several large and well-equipped laboratories.

Subject Description
Architecture comprises building design, urban and traffic planning, where aesthetics is joined with functional, technical, practical and economic dimensions in relation to people, sustainability, landscape, and the built environment.

Project Description
Urban development and planning play an important role to fulfill Agenda 2030 and the Paris climate agreement. However, while cities account for 70% of the total manmade GHG emission, only 1% of this is directly controlled by municipal governments, while the rest is spread between industrial, residential, and business emitters. This project aims to develop new knowledge and methods to support the implementation of the climate goals and green energy transition in small and medium size cities (less than 100 000 inhab.). In this project, we will use the process for the development of the regional digital twin to enable co-creation between planners, companies, researchers, industry, and citizen networks.

Duties
The work will be carried out in the Architecture group of Luleå University of technology in Luleå. The research field is multi-disciplinary and of both a scientific and an applied nature including fields such as architecture, urban planning, and transport. You will work with GIS & urban analytics, geodesign, and participatory design methods. All the scientific work will be presented in English in articles in scientific journals.

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

Qualifications
The basic requirement for education at the research level is that you have 1) been awarded a degree at an advanced level, 2) completed courses giving at least 240 university credits, of which at least 60 university credits are at an advanced level, or 3) in some other way either in this country or abroad acquired the corresponding knowledge.

We are looking for you who are a motivated colleague who can both alone and in cooperation with others carry out advanced research in our research group. You should be a good team-player with a good knowledge of both oral and written English. You should have a background in architecture, architectural engineering, or urban planning. Knowledge of digital software for urban simulation (e.g., ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Urban, ADM, FME, Python, and similars) is a requirement. It is an advantage if you have previous experience in practice and/or scientific publication. Knowledge of the Swedish language is an advantage but not a requirement. You should be prepared within a few years to be able to carry out tasks which require an understanding of Swedish.

You are expected to carry out your doctoral studies full-time in connection with the project described. Luleå University of Technology undertakes to provide active support from a qualified supervisory group and a proposal for a doctoral education that will lead to a doctor’s degree in Architecture. An active participation in the further development of the international research society will be encouraged.

Information
Fulltime fixed-termed employment for four years (up to maximum five years) regulated by the Swedish Higher Education ordinance. Departmental duties (e.g. teaching) up to 20 % of fulltime can also occur. The appointment is planned to start at the end of fall 2022 or thereafter. Location: Luleå.

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

For further information, contact:Associate Senior Lecturer, jing.ma@ltu.se, Head of Division Glenn Berggård, glenn.berggard@ltu.se, Subject representative Agatino Rizzo, agatino.rizzo@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

APPLICATION
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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.

Closing date for applications: September 4, 2022

Reference number: 2023-2022

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