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: 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)
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.
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
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
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"
The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be
sent by post to:
Division of Human Resources
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.
Michaël Le Duc (SACO), tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 02
Susanne Meijer (OFR), Tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89
Associate senior lecturer
+46 73 662 0977
+46 (0) 21-10 16 11
Head of Division
+46 (21) 10 31 90
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