Post-doctoral position in fluid mechanics in the field of hydropower

Lulea University
July 08, 2024
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Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

Hydropower is the largest source of renewable energies in the world and accounts for about 17% of the electricity production worldwide. It is facing new technical challenges with the introduction of intermittent renewable energy resources, refurbishment of aging machines, adapting to the climate changes and satisfying new regulations.

The Division of Fluid and Experimental Mechanics now offers a post-doctoral position in the subject fluid mechanics with application to hydraulic turbines. The position is part of a larger European project with participants from France, Germany, Switzerland, and Romania.

Subject description Fluid Mechanics comprises the study of flow in porous media, multiphase flow and rheology, linked to industrial production, fluid flow optimisation and design of energy technology applications and magneto hydrodynamics.

Project description Part of the project aims to develop a novel technique to mitigate detrimental pressure pulsations found in hydraulic turbines at certain operating conditions. Both numerical and experimental investigations will be performed at different scales.

The chosen candidate will be part of the team responsible for the numerical design and experimental investigation of the novel technique where pressure, stress and velocity measurements will be performed. The chosen candidate will focus on numerical simulations. You will participate to the supervision of PhD student(s) involved in the project.

The project implies measurements where longer visits are planned abroad. Some teaching and subject related responsibility may be included.

Duties The duties of a postdoctoral fellow are mainly research. Teaching and pedagogical development work can be included in the duties with a maximum of 20% of the working time.

Qualifications You received a PhD degree in fluid mechanics during the last 3 years or will defend your PhD thesis during spring 2024 in fluid mechanics. A good knowledge of English is mandatory. Knowledge in hydraulic turbines, turbine model testing, prototype testing and vortex flows is a merit.

Information The position is 2 years with the possibility for 1 additional year with placement in Luleå. Starting upon agreement.

For questions concerning the project you are welcome to contact Professor Michel Cervantes, (+46) 920-49 3014, [email protected]

For questions concerning the Division of Fluid and Experimental Mechanics you may contact Professor Staffan Lundström, (+46) 920-49 2392, [email protected]

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46) 920-49 1529 [email protected] OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46) 920-49 1792 [email protected]

Application We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Final day to apply: 10 August 2024 Reference number: 2237-2024

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