Doctoral Student Position in Electric Power and Energy Systems


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KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

The division of Electric Power and Energy Systems belongs to the School of EECS.Its research and education cover all aspects of the electric power system including electricity markets, power generation, transmission and distribution, grid intelligence, automation and control as well as electric transportation, electric machines and power electronics.

Project description

Third-cycle subject:Electrical Engineering

Supervision: Mehrdad Ghandhari Alavijh

This doctoral position is part of the project Nordic Early Warning Early Prevention System where the Nordic Transmission System Operators intend to develop a common information system for stability monitoring and control applications in the Nordic power system.The doctoral position focuses mainly on resonance phenomena, i.e. resonance of power oscillations that are related to the interaction between free and forced oscillations in power systems.The goal is to develop new methods that analyze and evaluate this phenomenon.In studies, high-resolution measurement data are used to identify the sources of resonance phenomena.In addition, new and innovative control methods will be developed to mitigate identified oscillation modes.

What we offer

Eligibility

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a degree at advanced level,
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits at advanced level, or
  • in any other way acquired within or outside the country acquired essentially equivalent knowledge.
  • Requirements for English equivalent to English B/6, read more here.

Furthermore, the applicant shall also meet the following special eligibility: Hold an MSc degree in Electrical Engineering, Control Engineering, Engineering Physics or a related field,

Selection

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed upon their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach and
  • analyse and work with complex issues.

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.Swedish is meritorious for this position since the language will be used frequently when performing the work tasks.

Target degree: Doctoral degree

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ‘ time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.

Application

Apply for the position and admission through KTH’s recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/entral European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 2 pages long)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above). Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve us the right to contact references only for shortlisted candidates.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAccording to agreement
SalaryMonthly salary according to KTH’s doctoral student salary agreement
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityStockholm
CountyStockholms län
CountrySweden
Reference numberJ-2020-2679
ContactMehrdad Ghandhari Alavijh, mehrdad@kth.seNatasha Kapama, kapama@kth.se
Published03.Dec.2020
Last application date28.Jan.2021 11:59 PM CET

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