Six (6) Doctoral positions in Electrical Energy Engineering LUT, Finland 2015

LUT School of Energy Systems/Electrical Energy Engineering (LES EEE) is a strong unit of about 100 researchers and six professors. LES EEE is, in general, active in the fields of electrical power engineering and electricity market. Some highlights of our research are related to solar economy and energy system analysis in EE, Smart grids, DC-delivery systems, advanced power electronic hardware and control of electrical drives, special rotating electrical machines for different applications (wind power, high-speed machines, traction drives, distributed power production etc.) and energy efficiency advancement by the help of electrical drive systems. About 10 doctors graduate annually from LES EEE.LUT Doctoral School / Doctoral Programme in Electrical Energy Engineering has 6 full-time Doctoral Student positions available from January 1, 2016 or agreed upon separately.  

Doctoral Programme in Electrical Energy Engineering is looking for doctoral student candidates with interest to conduct research in the fields of solar economy and energy system analysis in EE, smart grids, electricity market, energy efficiency, electrical machines and drives, power electronics and control engineering (related to electrical engineering and/or energy systems).

The applicant must be highly motivated in the research of the above-mentioned fields of electrical energy engineering and manage the strict time schedule to finish the doctoral dissertation.

The 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.  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 profile of the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Energy Engineering 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.

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 field 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:

Possible candidates may also be interviewed by video and 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 person for doctoral program -related issues: Head of the Doctoral Programme in Electrical Energy Engineering, Professor Juha Pyrhönen, , +358 40 571 1645.

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