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We are looking for a PhD student in Fluid and Mechatronic Systems

Your work assignments
The work will focus on utilizing the possibilities for hydraulic components and systems that an electric drive unit creates for mobile machines. Within the project, a PhD student will be employed with a focus on integration and control of the electric motor and pump unit, a so-called E-pump. The research will improve efficiency and controllability of mobile machines. The research for the doctoral position includes both theoretical and experimental studies in hydraulics, electronics, mechanical engineering, and control.

As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your workplace
The doctoral position is in the subject of mechanical engineering with a focus on fluid and mechatronic systems. You will belong to the Division of Fluid and Mechatronic Systems, which belongs to the Faculty of Technology. The division conducts research and teaching in mechatronics, fluid power, simulation, and aviation technology. In fluid power and mechatronics, we work primarily with developing methods to reduce energy losses in technical systems containing hydraulics and to develop new smart and energy-efficient hydraulic systems and components. An important part of the research consists of developing methods and simulation techniques to achieve better solutions and to verify and validate results through physical tests.

We offer courses in fluid power and aircraft design at both undergraduate and advanced level, mainly in the master's program in Mechanical Engineering (300 credits), the master's program Mechanical Engineering (120 credits) and Aeronautical Engineering (120 credits).

Your qualifications
Applicants have a completed master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering or equivalents. It is an advantage if you have completed advanced courses in hydraulics, control, and electrical engineering or in some other way acquired equivalent knowledge.

Qualified to PhD studentships are only those who are or have been admitted to graduate studies.

Terms of employment
When taking up the post, you will be admitted to the program for doctoral studies.

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date
As soon as possible.

Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.

More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants.

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received at latest August 31, 2021.

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities
A majority of our PhD students within the Division of Fluid and Mechatronic Systems are men, which is why precedence will be given to women in cases where qualifications are deemed otherwise equivalent.

Linköping University will continue to develop as an attractive and creative place of work, characterized by equal terms and actively works for equality and diversity.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Liselott Ericson

Senior Lecturer

+46 13 281198

Elin Bergfeldt


+46 13 284403