We are waiting for a highly motivated researcher (PhD student) to join our
team and develop innovative and high-performance electric machines for various
applications. We constantly encourage individual growth in open-minded,
diversified, collaborative, and positive working environment.
Information about the division
At the Department of Electrical Engineering, we see the value in all
of our co-workers. We know that a variety of personalities and experiences
makes the most creative workplaces. We therefore encourage applicants with any
genders, backgrounds and abilities to apply for the position. We aim to create
a positive impact on the development of society, environmentally, socially and
We at the Division of Electric Power Engineering conducts research within a
broad range of topics in electric power technology. Our purpose is to develop
interdisciplinary research areas within the university as well as with
external partners. Our research is based on a solid theoretical basis and
extensive experimental verification in our laboratories as well as in the
field. Research activities at the division are organized in two research
units: power grid and components and electrical machines and power
In the research unit on electrical machines and power electronics, we are
about 30 persons, of which two third are PhD students and about 10 seniors and
postdocs. Our research activities are conducted toward five directions: (1)
electrical machines; (2) PE converters; (3) energy storage; (4) charging
technology, and (5) propulsion systems.
The research work will be mainly financially supported by an EU Horizon
project. The project is called "Integrated HIgh-speed POwer systems for
industry and mobile applications (HIPO), which is a Doctoral Network in MSCA
program running from 2022 to 2026 in Europe with 6 academic institutions: LUT,
KIT, Chalmers, DTU, Aalborg and UNIPI. This doctoral network will educate and
train 10 highly skilled doctoral candidates (DCs) and with them create
methodology for optimum drive designs in industrial and transportation
applications. This is one of two PhD students to be employed at Chalmers for
this project. The candidate will get strong guidance from two high-quality
supervisors from universities and one guiding expert from electrical industry
to get the best understanding on latest industrial aspects. The student will
spend short working periods at DTU Denmark and LUT Finland.
Teaching skill training is part of doctoral education at Chalmers. Therefore,
teaching tasks are mandatory but vary greatly over the total employment
period. Teaching tasks typically are exercise leader and lab assistant for
bachelor or master student courses.
Your research work aims to explore the potential of high-speed synchronous
machines for industrial and vehicle
applications. The research challenge of rotor robustness and integrity at
high-speed will be dealt with by using FEM modeling and simulations in
electro-magnetics, structural mechanics and rotor dynamics. Design iterations
and optimization will be utilized to balance electromagnetic performance and
mechanical stability. The theoretical solutions from simulations will be
verified by experimental measurements on a prototype machine.
Our expectation on your contributions to the research topic and to the team is
high. In return, you will receive excellent support from other team members
and learn into your role fast. You are also expected to write and publish high
quality academic papers based on your findings and research results.
- Master's degree or equivalent in electrical engineering, or other majors
with relevant courses on electrical machines and electric drive systems,
corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits.
- According to the program requirement on mobility, candidates must not have
resided or carried out their main activity (work, study, etc...) in Sweden
for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to recruitment.
- Comprehensive knowledge on electrical machines, especially synchronous
machines and PM machines is required.
- Design and simulation tools like Ansys are used for modeling and analysis
in prototype development. Therefore, the relevant skills with these or similar
tools are required.
- Practical experiences on experimental tests of motors and drive systems are
- Knowledge and experiences on mechanical design, rotor dynamics, and CAD
software are meritorious.
- Relevant industrial experiences are appreciated.
- Some work will be conducted together with other colleagues and industrial
partners. The spirit and personal skill for collaboration are highly
Full-time temporary employment. The position will be 4 years plus extension
based on teaching involvement.
We offer 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.
The application should be marked with Ref 20220444 and written in English. The
application should be sent electronically and be attached as PDF-files, as
below. Maximum size for each file is 40 MB. Please note that the system does
not support Zip files.
CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and
positions of trust.
• 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 experience of relevance for the position (e.g.
education, thesis work and, if applicable, any other research activities)
• Describe your future goals and future research focus
• Copies of bachelor and/or master's thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other
certificates, e.g. TOEFL test results.
Use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form.
Application deadline: 2 November, 2022.
For questions, please contact:
Prof. Yujing Liu, Head of Unit Electrical Machines and Power Electronics,
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publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection
with this position.
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and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas
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active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a
foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces.
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