Postdoc in environmental engineering

Mälardalen University


October 15, 2022


Postdoc in environmental engineering Västeras

Mälardalen University is growing and evolving due to increased research funding from the Swedish Government. Join our team on this exciting journey towards MDU`s vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where together we shape a sustainable future. You can make a difference. Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.

Around 20 000 students are currently studying courses and programmes with us in the various domains. We offer education in areas such as design and communication, economics, health, engineering and technology, preschool and compulsory school teacher training as well as in chamber music and opera. In most of our areas we also offer programmes entirely taught in English. We conduct research in all disciplinary domains and our research in Future Energy and Embedded Systems is internationally prominent.

Mälardalen University is located in Sweden, on both sides of Lake Mälaren, with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Mälardalen is a region dominated by strong growth with several multinational companies based here such as ABB, Volvo, Westinghouse, Alstom and Northvolt. We enjoy close cooperation with the region's private sector, municipalities, and county councils.

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.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment, 2 years Scope: Full time Closing date for application: 2022-10-15 Campus location: Västeras School: School of Business, Society and Engineering, (EST)

Position description

The research environment Future Energy and the project “Boosting sustainable vertical farming by CO2 fertilization from air carbon capture (Carbon2Food)” focuses on development of energy-efficient and cost-effective solution for indoor vertical urban farm (IUVF) based on the CO2 fertilization effect, which uses the CO2 captured from the air in the indoor greenhouse. It will be accomplished by development of cutting-edge solutions including experimental work, process modeling and simulation and optimization of the system.

Specific research objectives are to: (1) Understand the CO2 fertilization effect in different stages of plant growth. (2) Find the optimal strategy for CO2 addition temporally and spatially. (3) Optimize the design and operation of CO2 capture in order to minimize energy usage and cost. (4) Optimize the integration of CO2 capture and IUVF in in the local building to maximize the benefit.

The position is a temporary employment of 2 years.

Qualifications requirements

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in Environmental Engineering or Agriculture Sciences. The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before the end of the application period.

In particular, the applicant should have a background in one or more of the following areas: experimental work, modeling, and simulation of various environmental and energy systems and agricultural applications. It is merit to have experience in programming tools such as MATLAB, R, Python or equivalent and CFD software (e.g., Ansys) and good knowledge of mathematical optimization.

The position requires a strong motivation for research, good verbal and written communication skills in English.

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 organisation.


An interest to apply academic knowledge and to do research in cooperation with industrial partners nationally and internationally as well as experience from working in projects that involve achieving both academic and industrial related objectives.

A background that closely relates to the project objectives will be a strong merit. The applicant should clearly explain in the application how her/his own competence and knowledge could be applied to meet the research objectives of the project and to enhance competence of the research group. It is merit if the candidate has experiences from teaching activities.


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 2022/2156 Box 883 721 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.

Union representatives:

Michaël Le Duc (SACO), tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 02 Susanne Meijer (OFR), Tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89

Contact person

Jan Skvaril

Associate senior lecturer

+46 73 662 0977

Monica Odlare


+46 (0) 21-10 16 11

Fredrik Wallin

Head of Division

+46 (21) 10 31 90

URL to this page

https: //;=2efd9e54ee423d53334ac7960e3b4e03〈=UK&rmpage;=job&rmjob;=1729&rmlang;=UK

Similar Jobs

Royal lnstitute of Technology

Sweden Sep 19, 2022

Add to favorites

Doctoral student in Chemical Engineering

The latest IPCC report highlights the need for CO2 capture and storage (CCS) Recent life cycle analyzes have shown that the total cost of MEA-CCS of KTH Chemical Engineering, the work will focus on testing...

Chalmers University of Technology

Sweden Sep 11, 2022

Add to favorites

Postdoctoral position in Self-Powered Buildings

of buildings, these batteries can be powered by solar energy and enable self- Project description This is a two-year position in a transdisciplinary You will spend the first year at Building Materials research group, while...