PhD position in reduced vulnerability of the electric grid
Sort on published: 2018-03-28
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
In the subject Engineering Science with specialization in the Science of Electricity, at the Department of Engineering Sciences, Division of Electricity. Starting date is spring/summer 2018.
One of the largest challenges of today is how to provide the energy demand of the society with fossil free and renewable energy sources, and this requires that renewable energy technologies need to be developed and utilized. The Division of Electricity represents one of Sweden’s leading research groups in renewable electric energy conversion, and conducts world leading research in wind, wave, tidal and hydropower.
The project is part of the Centre of Natural Hazards and Disaster Science (CNDS), a national research framework that aims to improve the ability to prevent and deal with risks in society by raising awareness of the dynamics and consequences of natural hazards. Collaboration and dialogue within the CNDS framework will provide an interdisciplinary platform to share and gain expertize within disaster risk reduction.
This PhD project will focus on two areas; on improved resilience of the electric grid to handle high penetration levels of intermittent renewable energy, such as wind and wave power and secondly, on disaster preparedness of the electric grid for high impact, low frequency events such as tsunamis and earthquakes.
The project aims to study the vulnerability of the electric grid and the results will be used to provide guidelines for risk reduction of both dispatchable and renewable energy installations. We offer a varied and exciting work that is designed by the PhD candidates together with the research team.
The PhD position is for four years, extendable to a maximum of five years including departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching).
Local guidelines for salary placement are used.
We are seeking a candidate with a MSc in engineering or science, preferably with focus on numerical modelling and electrical engineering. A strong motivation and ability to work independently is desirable, and good verbal and written skills in English are required. Programming skills will be considered as merits.
Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. The candidates are encouraged to provide letter(s) of recommendation and contact information to reference persons.
Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth background, functionality and life experience.
Information about the position can be given by Mikael Bergkvist, email: firstname.lastname@example.org .
You are welcome to submit your application no later than May 13, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/853.
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/853
Last application date: 2018-05-13