The Faculty of Engineering, The Department of Energy Science

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. 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.

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 traditionally 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 includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.  

Detailed description of the work duties:

  • Independent research with main focus on theoretical, experimental and simulation studies of split-cycle engine concepts.
  • 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.
  • Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies.
  • Actively seeking external research funding.
  • Collaboration with industry and wider society.
  • 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. For this position documented experience from experimental combustion engine research including studies of split-cycle engine studies and documented knowledge and experience with LabVIEW is required.

Additional requirements:

  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Ability to work independently.

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. The research subject encompasses combustion processes, engine control and gas exchange processes.

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

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
  • Teaching skills.

Additional assessment criteria:

  • Experience from research collaboration with industry.

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.

Terms of employment
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 tidsbegränsad anställning 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:

http://www.lth.se/english/working-at-lth/to-apply-for-academic-positions-at-lth/

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-06-01
Salary Monthly
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/1493
Contact
  • Per Tunestål, +46 46 222 42 08
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 25.Apr.2019
Last application date 09.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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