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Postdoc Position in Combustion Engines at Lund University

Lund University is offering postdoc position in combustion. The funds for this fellowship are available for 2 years. This position is closed on October 03, 2018.

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malm. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Subject description

The combustion engine subject mainly involves studies to improve the understanding of processes that take place inside the cylinders of an internal combustion engine. The focus is on new combustion concepts that enable high efficiency combined with low emissions, but research on more traditional combustion technology is also included. Research methods span from thermodynamical engine experiments to advanced optical diagnostics in transparent research engines. The research subject encompasses combustion processes, fuel effects and engine control.

Work duties

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:
- Independent research with main focus on optical studies on dual-fuel combustion in a marine engine.
- Participation in supervision of PhD students in various research projects conducted by the division.
- Conduct external short-term projects when industrial partners need help with specific problems.
- Systematic work with renewal and improvement of the LabVIEW-based measurement and control system used by the division.
- Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies.
- Administration related to the work duties listed above.

Qualification requirements

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant's experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement "Avtal om tidsbegrnsad anstllning som postdoktor" ("Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow") between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH's Academic qualifications portfolio - see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

To apply for academic positions at LTH


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