Malardalen University MDH Logo - Sweden

Postdoctoral Researcher in Energy and Environmental Engineering – Sweden Oct 2021

Mälardalen University (MDH)


Mälardalen University invites applications for Postdoctoral researcher position in energy and environmental engineering involves working within the research specialization Future Energy Center (FEC), at the School of Business, Society and Engineering, Sweden – Oct 2021

Support us by Sharing!

Scroll Down for Content

General Info

Position: Postdoctoral Position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Jan 01, 2022
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

School of Business, Society and Engineering, (EST)
Future Energy Center (FEC)
Mälardalen University (MDH)

Scroll Down for Content

Qualification Details

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering, Energy Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering.

The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before the end of the application period as well as shown research and pedagogical skills within the subject area. Further reference is made to the Higher Education Ordinance section 4 and Appointments Procedure for teachers at Mälardalen University.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English.

Assessment Criteria

The school will select the most suitable candidate for this position following a combined evaluation of competence and skills, in addition to documented qualifications. Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. Personal suitability will be judged in relation to the candidate’s capacity to effectively carry out the research work in this area, to integrate and contribute to a positive development of the research environment at MDH, as well as deliver value to our partner organizations.

In general terms the assessment criteria shall be based on the ability to cooperate as well as the ability and suitability otherwise required to fulfil the duties well.

MDH continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at MDH. Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.

Further Qualifications and Merits

You are open-minded and interested in collaborating across borders within and outside MDH. Interest in and experience research as well as a post-doctoral or equivalent stay at an institution other than the one where your PhD was awarded are considered merits. Teamwork, leadership, organizational and entrepreneurial skills are advantages.

Further merits for the position are:

  • Strong interest or experience in hybridized energy system performance modelling (thermal and propulsion) and simulation.
  • Strong interest or experience on model predictive control and/or robust optimization.
  • Experience and interest in interaction with various international partner organizations and professional management and cooperation, including representing MDH at project meetings abroad.
  • Knowledge of, experience with, and/or interest in programming languages and modeling and analysis tools such as C++, Python, Fortran Open Modelica, and/or Matlab.
  • Knowledge of, experience with, and interest in using and developing open-source software.
  • Experience in teaching at the university level in energy engineering and/or mechanical engineering.
  • Ability to collaborate with other researchers as well as work independently.
  • Curious, goal-oriented, flexible, ambitious, and communicative personality.
  • Interest in developing methods and bringing them into different application areas.

A substantial part of the research conducted at MDH is externally funded. Experience from coordinating applications for, and working in, externally-funded projects is therefore of high merit. You should have a good number of peer-reviewed articles within the stated areas published at leading conferences and highly-ranked international peer-reviewed journals.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The School of Business, Society and Engineering is looking for a post-doc in energy and environmental engineering. The position involves working within the research specialization Future Energy Center (FEC). The work is part of the research activities conducted in modelling and simulation, model-predictive control and robust optimization under the DISTRHEAT and THEMIS projects at FEC. The focus of the projects is on modeling hybridized energy systems (thermal and propulsion) and developing advanced model predictive control approaches and robust optimization tools using adaptive physics-based and data-driven (machine learning) approaches. Concepts such as multi-agent control optimization and modelling of H2-driven systems will be part of the work.

A large part of the work will be done at - or in close contact with - several partner organizations. The successful candidate is therefore expected to have a good engineering background with profound skills in heating and turbine technology and related modelling tools and be able to interact effectively with partner research institutes, industry, colleagues and other stakeholders. The post-doc is expected to take initiatives, develop own ideas and work independently, as well as take responsibility for the work. As the project interacts closely with other researchers and industrial partners, the applicant needs to have high collaborative skills.

The position is a temporary employment of 2 years.

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page

Reference Number: 2021/2452
(If any, use it in the necessary place)

Scroll Down for Content

Documents Required

Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post to:

Mälardalen University Division of Human Resources 2021/2452Box 88 3721 23 Västerås

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

About the Project/Department

At the School of Business, Society and Engineering our students are studying to be for example Bachelors or Masters of Engineering, political scientists and business administrators. Here we have the research specialisations of Industrial Engineering and Management, and Future Energy. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with companies, organisations and public authorities in the region.

About the Employer: Mälardalen University (MDH)

Scroll Down for Content

Contact details

Konstantinos Kyprianidis
Professor in Energy Engineering
+46 (0) 73 270 8897 /

Anders Avelin
Head of Division
+46 (0) 21-15 17 98 /

Michaël Le Duc
Union representative SACO
+46 (0) 21 10 14 02

Susanne Meijer
Union representative (OFR)
+46 (0) 21 10 14 89

Advertisement Details: Post-doc in Energy and Environmental Engineering

Other Vacancies from this field

Scroll Down for Content

Support us by Sharing!