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2 PhD positions in Energy technology with focus on Energy Efficiency – Umea, Sweden

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Department of Applied Physics and Electronics seeks 2 PhD positions in energy technology with focus on Energy Efficiency at the Energy Efficiency research, Umeå University – Nov 2021

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General Info

Position: PhD
No. of Positions: 2
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: November 8, 2021(GMT +2)
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: Not Mentioned
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Energy Efficiency research
Department of Applied Physics and Electronics
Umeå University (UMU)

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Qualification Details

To be admitted for studies at third-cycle level the applicant is required to have completed a second-cycle level degree, or completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are at second-cycle level, or equivalent qualifications.

In addition to these general requirements, the applicant is required to have completed at least 120 credits within the field of energy technology, or other subject areas considered to be directly relevant for third-cycle studies, for example sustainable building and city. Applicants who in some other system, either within Sweden or abroad, have acquired largely equivalent knowledge are also eligible. The requirements must be fulfilled at the time of admission to postgraduate education and need not be met at the time of application.

Documented knowledge and experience of big-data analysis, machine learning, building/city information modelling, virtual reality, and urban/building energy modelling are important merits.

As a PhD student, the applicant should have the ability to work systematically, thoroughly and independently, as well as in collaboration with others. Further, the applicant must be familiar with theoretical engineering science tools and have good working knowledge of the research area. The planned work requires an analytical and creative mind.

The applicant should be proficient user in both oral and written English.

Responsibilities/Job Description

According to the lab interest

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -AN 2.2.1-1367-21
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

A complete application should contain the following documents:

  1. A cover letter with a brief description of your qualifications, the motivation for applying and your contact information (2 pages maximum);
  2. Description of your research interest relevant to the project (2 pages maximum);
  3. Curriculum vitae;
  4. Certified copies of degree certificates.
  5. Certified list of university courses with grades. Note that for international applicants the grading system should be explained in brief;
  6. A copy of master thesis and publications (if any);
  7. Contact information of two references;

The application, including attached documents, must be written in English or Swedish. The application is made through our electronic recruitment system.

About the Project

The transition to a long-term secure energy supply is one of the greatest challenges of our time. In this context, the construction sector has a major impact on the possibilities of reducing climate change.

The PhD project aims to propose, implement and evaluate measures and methods for a sustainable built environment. This emphasizes deeper understanding of the impacts of alternative measures and strategies, especially how they may change spatially and temporally under climate change. Important perspectives for investigation include: big-data together with machine learning to evaluate energy savings and emission reductions; Building Information Modelling (BIM) and generative design for building retrofitting, as well as occupant-building interaction in a digitalized built environment.

About the Employer: Umeå University (UMU)

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Contact details

Professor Weizhuo Lu,, +46 73-836 95 36 or

Professor Thomas Olofsson,, +46 90-786 67 10

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