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Researcher in Electrification of freight transport – REEL project – Chalmers, Sweden, 2022


Researcher position is available in REEL project in Work culture and electrification of freight transport, at division of Physical Resource Theory, department of Space, Earth and Environment, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden – 2022

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General Info

Position: Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Aug 2022
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Space, Earth and Environment

Chalmers University of Technology (CUT), Sweden


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Qualification Details

PhD in a relevant field, good experience of performing and analyzing qualitative studies, good knowledge of Swedish. Knowledge about the transport sector and good communication skills are meritorious.

Responsibilities/Job Description

As a researcher within the project you will plan and carry out studies to investigate the effects on work culture and the skill and competence gaps linked to the electrification of regional freight transport. Questions that will be addressed are: how is the work environment affected for the different actors in the system? What behavioral changes are required by the participating actors? Are there system parameters that affect men and women differently? What type of competence development is needed?

The tasks include literature review, designing and conducting interview studies of relevant actors. Teaching up to 10% can be included in the position.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 20220111

Application Procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20220111, written in English and 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
  • At least two references (including name and contact information) that we can contact for recommendations.

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 Department/Section/Group

The research project is part of REEL, a project led by Closer that brings together transport buyers, freight distributors, hauliers, terminal operators, charging point operators, electricity distribution companies, truck OEMS, and suppliers of charging equipment. In addition regions, cities and universities are participating in the project. Within REEL, 45 battery electric trucks will be used for a number of regional freight transport routes. the vehicles will be rolling all over Sweden with a concentration in Mälardalen, Skåne and Västra Götaland.

You will be part of the division of Physical Resource Theory and work within the transport group. Physical Resource Theory is part of the department of Space, Earth and Environment. The division carries out research in the field of technical and socio-economic systems addressing the challenges involved in the transition into a sustainable and low carbon society for a growing population, where a range of different quantitative and qualitative methods can be applied on our research topics.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

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

Associate Professor, Frances Sprei, Physical Resource Theory
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: +46 31 7722146

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