PhD student in electricity and grid integration of marine energy
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.
The Division of Electricity is today part of the Department of Engineering Sciences. As of 2020-01-01 the Department of Engineering Sciences will be divided in three new departments. The Division of Electricity will belong to the Department of Electrical Engineering.
The division for Electricity represents Sweden’s leading research group in renewable electric energy conversion, and one of the leading groups in Ocean Energy in the world. Within the division, research activities are ongoing in several key areas of renewable energy, such as wind, wave, tidal and hydro power. The current global situation with fossil fuels as the main source of energy is unsustainable and the reason why new technologies need to be developed.
Project description:The electric grid in Europe and the rest of the world is facing a great shift and the electric transmission system is accommodating an increasing share of renewable energy sources. The Division of Electricity represents one of Sweden's leading research groups in renewable electrical energy conversion, and conducts world-leading research within wave, wind, tidal and hydroelectric power.
The doctoral project will be focused on studying grid integration and control systems for direct-driven permanent magnet generators used in renewable electrical energy systems, such as wave power plants. The project may include both simulations and experiments and numerical calculations. Within the project, for example, the inverter ability to control power to the network and its ability to meet the network requirements can be studied. The doctoral project will continue the work previously done within the group and will carry out the project in close collaboration with supervisors and other members of the research group.
Duties: 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%).
Admission requirements: A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programs if he or she:
- has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or
- has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle, or
- has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.
Requirements: MSc or equivalent degree in the field of electrical engineering, energy systems, engineering physics or similar. Practical experience of experimental work, strong motivation and an ability to work independently is a merit. Industry experience is also a merit. Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.
Application: Please use the link below. You should include a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. You are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: 2020-03-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: Irina Temiz, email@example.com
Please submit your application by 31 January 2020, UFV-PA 2019/4096.
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/4096
Last application date: 2020-01-31