LUT Doctoral School/Doctoral Programme in Energy Technology has 2-4 full-time Doctoral Student positions available from the January 1, 2016 or agreed upon separately.  

Doctoral programme in Energy Technology is looking for doctoral student candidates with interest to conduct research related to following fields:

  1. CFD Modelling (energy conversion processes, flow design, reactions, multiphase flow)
  2. Energy conversion equipment (CHP, Organic Rankine Cycle, micro turbines, steam turbines,  turbo chargers, compressors, turbines)
  3. Thermal conversion of biomass (combustion, gasification, pyrolysis)
  4. Nuclear engineering (thermal hydraulics including experiments in thermal and fluid dynamics as well as accident situation and safety analyses)
  5. Biomass utilization (assessments of biomass potentials, biomass mobilisation, biomass logistics, biomass trade, spatial modelling, supply of residues from forestry and modelling of supply chain)

The potential applicant must hold a Master’s degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in a relevant field giving the eligibility for doctoral studies and have the ability and motivation to complete the doctoral degree in the target time of four years.  The applicant must have proven previous studies in at least two of the following fields: thermodynamics, fluid flow, heat transfer or power plants. A scientifically sound research proposal or a description of research ideas or interests, as well as the adequacy of the applicant’s research subject to the profiles of the Doctoral Programme in Energy Technology are essential selection criteria. The postgraduate study right required for taking the doctoral degree is to be applied within the one year of the beginning of the employment relationship.

In addition, before final selection doctoral student candidates must demonstrate very good capability to conduct research and publish articles in English.

Please note the following:

The employment relationship is fixed-term. The position will be available initially for one year and can be extended for another three years provided that the studies and research have progressed well. Also the applicants who already have a doctoral study right at LUT may apply but the employment relationship will be max. four years counted from the beginning of the first employment contract of the doctoral student.

The salary will be determined according to the university salary system for teaching and research personnel, job demand levels 1-4 (1,795.12-2,462.01 EUR/month). In addition, the salary will include an individual pay component based on the performance and competence, amounting to a maximum of 46.3 % of the job-specific pay component.

The applicant may apply only for one position available. Please indicate in your application for which of the research fields you are applying. Please submit your application by filling the online form (link below). The deadline for the applications is September 18, 2015 (at midnight, Finnish local time, UTC + 3hr). Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The application consists of a completed on-line application form and the following documents attached:

Potential candidates may also be interviewed by video or online/face-to-face. The steering group of LUT Doctoral School will make the final selection of candidates based on the proposals received from the Doctoral Programmes. Selected applicants will be informed of the results by e-mail by the end of November 2015.

Contact information for doctoral programme -related issues: Head of the Doctoral Programme in Energy Technology, Professor Esa Vakkilainen,, +358 403 578 684.

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Applying starts: 2015-08-23 06:00 Applying ends: 2015-09-18 23:59