Postdoctoral Position in High-voltage Direct-driven Wind Turbine Generating System

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in signal processing to join Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. This position is available for two years. Applications should be sent before November 26, 2018.

Information about the division, research group and department

The Division of Electric Power Engineering conducts research within a broad range of topics in electric power technology. Our purpose is to develop interdisciplinary research areas within the university as well as with external partners. Research activities at the division can be organised in three main areas: electric power systems, power electronics, and electric machines. The strength of our research is based on a solid theoretical basis and extensive experimental verification in our laboratories as well as in the field.

We are a team of about 30 persons, of which a bit more than half are PhD students about 10 seniors and postdocs, in a dynamic and international work environment working with power electronics, drives and energy storage for renewables as well as for electrified vehicles. We conduct research with extensive national and international collaborations within academia, industry and society.

At the department of Electrical Engineering research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Electric Power Engineering, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Systems and Control. Our knowledge is of use everywhere where there is advanced technology with integrated electronics. We work with challenges for a sustainable future in society of today, for example in the growing demands concerning efficient systems for communications and electrification.

The department provides about 100 courses, of which most are included in the Master's Programs "Biomedical Engineering", "Electric Power Engineering", "Systems, Control and Mechatronics" and "Communication Engineering".


Job description

This position is a special effort within the Area of Advance Energy at Chalmers University of technology. The aim of this project is to design a 20 MW wind generating system, feeding out power into a 40-70 kV DC system. The system shall be directly driven, i.e. gearless. A permanent magnet design is to be compared with a design using electrical magnetization. The suitable number of poles is to be established in relation to size and efficiency, and a simplified LCC (Life Cycle Cost) analysis is to be conducted to compare various design variants.

Major responsibilities

The main responsibility of the PostDoc is to conduct research on modelling of the 20 MW wind turbine system and to report these results in the form of models, reports, data sets, articles as well as meetings and symposiums.

Full-time temporary employment for a duration of 1 year.


To be qualified the applicant must have a Doctoral degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Physics Engineering, with an emphasis on electric machine design.

Machine modelling experience. Knowledge in using advanced FEM software for electrical machines as well as ability to interpret the results using more simplified models.

Good proficiency in English orally and in writing is required.

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city ofGothenburg.

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Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20180592 and written in English.

1. Statement of purpose: Why the applicant wants to pursue a PostDoc, what are your academic interests, how they relate to your previous studies and future goals; maximum one page long.

2. Full curriculum vitae including your relevant academic, professional, and other experience and knowledge

3. Representative publications or technical reports: Up to 2 documents, no longer than 10 pages each. For longer documents (e.g. theses), please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

4. Letters of recommendation or contact information for two reference persons.

Application deadline: 26 November, 2018

If any material is not available electronically or cannot be transferred to pdf-format, the material may be sent as a hard copy to the Registrar. The applicants name and the reference number (20180592) must be written on the first page of the application.


Chalmers University of Technology

SE-412 96 Gteborg


Torbjrn Thiringer, Professor

Division of Electric Power Engineering

phone +46 31 772 1644


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