Jan 3, 2010

Doctoral student in thermal power engineering, Lund University, Swedia

Lund University is Scandinavia’s largest institution for education and research in a great number of disciplines, such as engineering, natural sciences, law, social science, economics, medicine, theology and the arts. The University has over 38 000 students and approximately 5 300 employees located in Lund, Malmö and Helsingborg. We have a comprehensive global network and a growing co-operation within the Öresund University framework within Southern Sweden and Eastern Denmark.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 6 500 students and 850 PhD-students. The research carried out at LTH is of high international standard and we continuously develop our teaching and adapt our courses to the needs of today.

Lund University invites applications for the following position:

Doctoral student in thermal power engineering
Place: Department of energy sciences, Lund university
Ref nr: PA 2009/4911
Starting time: as soon as possible
Last day for applying: 28th of February 2010.
For further information please contact: Associate Professor Jens Klingmann, +46 (46) 222 92 68, jens.klingmann@energy.lth.se

More information on the department can be found at www.energy.lth.se

The division of thermal power engineering is looking for a PhD towards combustion and fuel, mainly in gas turbines. Undergraduate teaching is also part of the duties.

Employment as a Doctoral student can only be granted if you have been accepted to the postgraduate student program. Acceptance to the postgraduate student program is based on the estimated ability to perform well in your postgraduate studies. This is also one of the basic criteria for employment. Furthermore you need a valid university degree at advanced level (MSc) within a relevant study program.

Good knowledge in thermo- and fluid dynamics is desirable. Knowledge of, or interest in, chemistry is advantageous. The division is cooperating with other divisions and industry. Good cooperation skills are therefore necessary. Good ability to communicate in English, both written and spoken.

Selection criteria
Selection to postgraduate studies is based on estimated ability to perform well in the studies. The evaluation of the ability to perform well is based primarily on the results of the studies on basic and advanced level, in particular:
1. Knowledge and skills relevant to postgraduate studies within this area, such as course work in aerosol physics, meteorology, and environmental science. This can be documented by appended documents.
2. Estimated ability to independent work and ability to formulate and solve scientific questions. This ability can be established, for example, based on a master thesis or in a discussion of scientific problems during a possible interview.
3. Skills in written and oral communication.
4. Other experience relevant to postgraduate studies, such as professional experience.

As a Doctoral student you will mainly be working with your research project, but you can also be given more general tasks within the department i.e. teaching, research and administrative work, in accordance with the regulations. Rules for employment as a Doctoral student is stated in "The Higher Education Ordnance (SFS 1998:80), Chapter 5".

Lund University encourages both men and women to apply for the position.

Salary is determined on an individual basis within certain guidelines for this type of position.

Your application should contain the following documents:
-Letter of application including the correct reference number, PA 2009/4911, for the position. (The application should be written in Swedish or English.)
-Curriculum Vitae
-Copies of certificates and copies of any other document that you wish to include in your application.

Application stating the reference number PA 2009/4911 should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, and be sent to the Registry Office, Lund University, P.O.Box 117, SE-221 00 LUND Sweden (courier mail to be delivered at: Paradisgatan 5 C). Last day for applying: 28th of February 2010.

Inskickade handlingar kommer i enlighet med riksarkivets föreskrifter (Föreskrifter om gallring och återlämnande av handlingar vid ansökan om tjänst - RA - FS 2004:1) att förvaras på Lunds Tekniska Högskola och kommer att gallras två år efter beslutsdatum. Handlingarna kommer att återlämnas endast på begäran av sökande.


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