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Doctoral student in Refrigerants for environmentally friendly heat pumps

7 days ago | Closing on Oct 10
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Doctoral student in Refrigerants for environmentally friendly heat pumps
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
KTH in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Sweden’s technical research and engineering education capacity at university level is provided by KTH.
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Published: 7 days ago
Application deadline: Oct 10
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
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Doctoral student in Refrigerants for environmentally friendly heat pumps

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Project description

Third-cycle subject: Energy Technology

The project will be carried out at the division of applied thermodynamics and refrigeration. In order to meet the global environmental goals, the HFC refrigerants should to be replaced by more environmentally friendly while improving energy efficiency. The focus will be on identifying new refrigerants with good Coefficient of Performance (COP), low flammability and low toxicity. Refrigerant mixtures can be used to increase flexibility in choosing between COP, volumetric refrigerating capacity, flammability and Global Warming Potential (GWP).In addition to their performance, toxicity and GWP values, the project will investigate other potential environmental effects on the short and long term as well as the energy efficiency aspects of these alternative refrigerants. The focus will be on new environmental friendly refrigerants for cooling/ heat pump systems when phasing out HFC refrigerants.

The doctoral studentship primarily refers to four years of employment for a maximum of five years with 20% department duties.

What we offer

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.

Selection

In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:

  • ability to independently pursue his or hers work,
  • ability to collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

Good knowledge in writing and oral communication in Swedish and English is required.

We are looking for a creative and motivated candidate with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Energy, Industrial Economics (with Master of Science in Energy Technology) or equivalent.

After the qualification requirement, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may thereafter be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.

Union representatives

You will find contact information for union representatives on KTH's website.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

You will find contact information for doctoral section on the section's website.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH's work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about Processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type: Full time
First day of employment: According to agreement
Salary: Monthly salary according to KTH's doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
City: Stockholm
County: Stockholms län
Country: Sweden
Reference number: M-2018-1269
Contact:
  1. Rahmat Khodabandeh, Professor, +46 8 790 74 13, rahmat@energy.kth.se
  2. Björn E Palm, Professor, +46 8 790 74 53
  3. Maya Öberg, HR Officer (only HR matters), +46 8 790 76 53
Published: 2018-09-13
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