Postdoc Position in District Heating in Sustainable Energy at Lund University

Lund University has an opening postdoctoral researcher position in sustainable energy. The funding allows successful candidates to work for 2 years in the first instance. Applications are welcome before April 22, 2020.

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 research is mainly focused on smart thermal systems and district heating, analysis and development of digital services for improved efficiency and sustainable energy solutions. This includes production, distribution, buildings, customers and customer installations, as well as the interaction between them, as well as the boundary conditions and market conditions that exist for a sustainable energy system. The focus is particularly on district heating

Work duties

The position involves participation in the EU project COOL DH, which is funded by the research and innovation program Horizon 2020. The main task within the COOL DH project consists of monitoring and evaluating two demonstration systems for Low Temperature District Heating (LTDH). The demonstration sites are located in Lund, Sweden and in HjeTaastrup, Denmark. The position involves evaluation of the demonstration sites with special focus on energy, environment, economic and social aspects. The postdoctoral researcher will conduct research and evaluation of the project COOL DH. The postdoctor is expected to collaborate with other researchers and organizations within the project, contribute to meetings, seminars, conference and journal articles, and final report of the project.

In addition to the above tasks, the postdoctor is expected to contribute to teaching and supervision of master theses given at the department (but up to no more than 20% of working hours). The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.The position also includes administrative duties related to the tasks described above and teaching.

Qualification requirements

To qualify as a postdoctoral fellow, one must have been awarded a doctorate, or a foreign qualification deemed equivalent to a doctorate in the subject area and awarded within three years before the application deadline. If there are special reasons, the doctoral degree may have been passed earlier.

Assessment criteria and other qualifications

This is a career-development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in the career and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their scientific merit and potential as a researcher. Special focus will be on the candidate's scientific ability on the research topic.

Consideration will also be given to the candidate ability for good collaboration, and work and conduct research independently. Also how the candidates experience and expertise can supplement and strengthen the ongoing research within the department and ability for future development will be considered.

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.

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