Information about the department
At the department of Electrical Engineering, research and education are performed in the areas of Communication and Antenna systems, Systems and Control, Computer vision, Signal processing and Biomedical engineering, and Electric Power Engineering. 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 electrifying.

We offer a dynamic and international work environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries, and with extensive national and international research collaborations with academia, industry and society.

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”.

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Information about the research group
The division of Electric Power Engineering is one of the divisions within the Department of Electrical Engineering. The division has a strong commitment in research and education with its tasks to develop new knowledge, combine it with experiments and pass it on to the students and to the society. In this way, the division has been contributing to securing the international competitive position of Sweden as a whole.

Our main research activities in the division are represented in four areas: (1) Power systems and grid-connected converters; (2) Renewable power and grid integration; (3) Electrical machines and drives; and (4) Electric vehicles and transport electrification.  

Information about the project
The aim of this project is to provide wind power with the same grid-forming properties of a conventional synchronous generator, allowing higher penetration of wind power into the power systems as compared with what can be achieved with today’s solutions. In particular, the goal is to develop a coordinated control between the wind farm and an energy storage system, with focus on the overall control scheme and the services that this kind of systems can provide to the power system. Another important target of the project is related to the proper dimensioning of the energy storage and a feasibility study for different types of energy storage for wind applications, with special focus on batteries and fuel cells.

The project will be carried out at Chalmers University in collaboration with relevant industrial partners, such as ABB and Vestas, and with Svenska Kraftnät (Swedish Transmission System Operator) and Vattenfall (Distribution System Operator).  

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibilitiy as a PhD student is to pursue your own doctoral education. You are expected to be an independent researcher and to develop your own scientific knowledge and skills and communicate the results of your research orally and in writing. The position comprises theoretical modelling as well as practical experimental parts. The position will normally include 15-20% departmental work, typically as lab assistant and exercise leader of different courses. 

You are expected to write a licentiate thesis within 2-3 years and defend your doctoral thesis within 5 years.

Position summary
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring research environment in the vibrant city of Gothenburg. We offer a full-time temporary employment with an internationally competitive salary including benefits like paid vacation (about 28 days of vacation per year, depending on age), parental leave, health insurance etc. The position is limited to a maximum of five years.

To be qualified the applicant must have a Master’s degree corresponding to at least 240 higher education credits in Electric Power Engineering, with an emphasis on power systems and power electronics. Good ability to cooperate is a prerequisite together with the ability to focus on issues. Excellent writing and communication skills in English are required. The skill to conduct teaching in Swedish is an advantage.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20170650 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document: CV, Family name, Ref. number)
• CV
• Other, for example previous employments or leadership qualifications and positions of trust.
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
• 1-3 pages where you introduce yourself and present your qualifications.
• Previous research fields and main research results.
• Future goals and research focus. Are there any specific projects and research issues you are primarily interested in?

Other documents:
• Copies of bachelor and/or master’s thesis.
• Attested copies and transcripts of completed education, grades and other certificates, eg. TOEFL test results.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 1 February 2018

For questions, please contact:
Professor Massimo Bongiorno, Division of Electric Power Engineering 
Phone: +46 31 772 1631

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Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!