Postdoc in fossil-free long-haul trucks in Europe within division of Physical Resource Theory within the department of Space, Earth and Environment, at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, 2022
To qualify for the position of postdoc you must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field, awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline, including (but not restricted to) engineering, data science, computer science, physics, mathematics, or complex systems. A PhD in a research field closely related to the project description, particularly with research experience in transport research, spatial analysis, computational modeling, is highly meritorious. Documented scientific skills, including demonstrated ability in independent research, publishing in top journals and presenting in international conferences are required.
Developing a well functioning and appropriate charging and refueling network is essential for reaching a fossil free long-distance truck fleet. The aim of the project is to analyze the charging and refueling needs of the long-distance truck fleet in Europe. You will do this through scenarios for demand and technology mixes taking into account operating constraints and common practices such as distance, hours of operation, costs, etc.. Scenarios may include different shares of fuel mixes (e.g. electricity and hydrogen) and technical solutions such as fast-charging, battery-swapping and electric roads. The project is funded by the Swedish Electromobility Center (SEC) a national competence center for electromobility hosted by Chalmers. Within the Center you will be a "thematic area researcher" specifically connected to the Electromobility in society theme of SEC, while located at the division of Phsyical Resource Theory. Your main responsibility will be to carry out research work independently, as well as in collaboration with colleagues, within the boundaries of the defined Swedish Electromobility Center (SEC) project. Another role is to organize activities within the Electromobility in Society theme and communicate with industrial and other academic partners as well as the SEC director and central administration, in close collaboration with the thematic leaders. This includes activities such as workshops and seminars, but also to take part in the development of the long-term research roadmap for the thematic area. You are expected to work independently and have the ability to plan and organize both your own work, and events for other researchers and partner industries. You are also expected to take part in other seminars and conferences, both national and international. The project will include travelling, foremost in Sweden, to visit industrial collaborators, and taking responsibility for this relationship is an important responsibility of the position. Personal drive and accountability is very important for the role. You will also take part in teaching activities (up to 20%).
How to Apply?Application Method: online_applicationRef. No. 20220501
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- Describe your future goals and future research focus