-with focus on laser welding of key elements for hydrogen storage units
Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 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.The department of Product and Production at Luleå University of Technology is searching for a postdoc to work on laser welding solutions for hydrogen storage units in steel.
We are searching for a dedicated person that will contribute to science and technology in order to develop efficient joining for parts, with the application of hydrogen storage units. In this particular work you will work in a project where you will investigate novel laser based joining methods and to produce samples for development of a new ultrasonic characterization technique for structures.
Subject description Manufacturing Systems Engineering is concerned with the individual processes and techniques involved in the manufacture of entire systems for industrial production, as well as their design. An important area is laser materials processing.
Project description The project manufacturing by laser welding and ultrasonic measurement is part of a national konsortie with leading actors and part of the Centre for Hydrogen Energy Systems Sweden (CH2ESS), which is a research- and knowledge building platform at Luleå university of technology in close cooperation with the industry within the area of hydrogen research.
Duties Your main task is to conduct experiments and evaluate through digital tools and theoretical research within the area of laser welding. Scientific results will be published in peer-reviewed scientific journals and also present at national and international conferences. For postdocs this will be an excellent opportunity to perform state-of-the-art research to further your career perform teaching in courses. Teaching and pedagogical development work may be included in the duties, up to a maximum of 20% of the working hours.
Qualifications In order to be eligible for employment as post doctor you must have a PhD or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD in laser materials processing (the project is particularly about laser welding). A doctoral degree awarded no more than three years before the application deadline provides a useful qualification. Candidates who have been awarded a doctoral degree at an earlier date may also be considered if there are special grounds, for example, different types of statutory leave of absence.
A high degree of speaking and writing in English is required. If you in addition also can communicate in Swedish it is beneficial.
Further information Full-time fixed term employment for two years, extension up to three years possible if circumstances allow, with placement in Luleå. Starting: as soon as possible
For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Jan Frostevarg, +46 920-49 1675, [email protected]
Union representative:SACO-S Kjell Johansson, +46 920-49 1529 [email protected] and OFR-S Lars Frisk, +46 920-49 1792 [email protected]
In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
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. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish.
Closing date for applications: January 25, 2023 Reference number: 52-2023