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Postdoc Position – Fuel Cell Systems Research, Chalmers, Sweden, Feb 2022

Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), Sweden

The Chalmers University invites applications for a Postdoc position in fuel cell systems research and the position may also include teaching on undergraduate and master’s levels as well as supervising master’s and/or PhD students to a certain extent, at the division of Combustion and Propulsion Systems, Sweden – Feb 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Division of Combustion and Propulsion Systems
Chalmers University of Technology
Chalmers University of Technology (CUT)
Gothenburg, Sweden

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Qualification Details

To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field; Applied Physics, Chemistry, Systems Engineering, or equivalent, completed before the starting date of employment. Experience working with fuel cell operation and fuel cell support technology (modeling and/or measurement context) is required.

To be suitable for the position you need to be a motivated person that enjoys working independently to solve complex problems. You are also expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The division of Combustion and Propulsion Systems at Chalmers University invites applications for a Postdoc position in fuel cell systems research. This position will be associated with a newly established national competence center on hydrogen technology and the hybrid and electric vehicle laboratory at Chalmers. Your research work will focus on computational modeling of PEMS fuel cell systems and experimental validation of model results on a fuel cell system installed in the hybrid (HiL) test facility.

Major responsibilities

In general terms, you will work with the fuel cell research team at our department to create and validate a descriptive powertrain system model which can inform the design of FCEV runtime conditions and control. The position may also include teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Contract terms

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: 20210588
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

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Documents Required

The application should be marked with Ref 20210588 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

  •  CV, include complete list of publications
  •  Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)1-3 pages where you:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your previous research fields and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:

  •  Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

About the Research

The aim of the project is to develop and validate system models for understanding fuel cell electric vehicle powertrains, with a focus on the demands of real-driving and hybrid vehicle design. This involves CAE model development work and testing in our hybrid electric vehicle laboratory. This project will also support associated work within the hydrogen technology competence center (Tech for H2) to be established at Chalmers in 2022.

The aim is to:

  1.  Develop an MEA setup in Matlab/Simulink for prototyping, evaluate available model frameworks and build an extensible FCEV system model for analysis of the propulsion system and fuel cell performance.
  2.  Develop temperature and relative humidity response in the fuel cell stack level model, including integration of the cooling system and capabilities for system testing with specific driving input.
  3.  Establish stack performance limits with respect to temperature and humidity profiles. Here, the detailed system model should be refined to account for testbed run conditions and enable validation tests.At the Division of Combustion and Propulsion Systems we conduct advanced research in automotive system design, spray and heat-transfer modeling, and hydrogen technology, including fuel cell systems and clean combustion for sustainable transport. We strive to combine computational modeling and experimental validation using non-intrusive diagnostics for reacting and non-reacting flows, especially in areas related to the development of future transport solutions.

About the Employer: Chalmers University of Technology (CUT)


Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg. Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

Chalmers aims to actively improve our gender balance. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

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Contact details

For questions, please contact:

Assoc. Prof. David Sedarsky, CaPSEmail: sedarsky@chalmers.sePhone: +46317728360

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