Mälardalen University (MDU) is the youngest university in Sweden. In line with our vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where we shape a sustainable future together, we wish to make a difference.

Do you want to be involved and contribute to our development?

Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.

At the school of Business, Society and Engineering, our students study for, among other things, university and civil engineers, political scientists and economists. With us, the research focuses are industrial economics and organization and the energy of the future. Our work takes place in collaboration and in strategic agreements with companies, organizations and authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Full time
Number of positions: 1
Closing date for application: 2024-08-04
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Business, Society and Engineering, (EST)

Position description

The School of Business, Society and Technology is looking for a postdoc researcher in energy engineering with focus on biomass gasification, syngas cleaning and CO2 capture. The position is in the research specialization Future Energy Center (FEC).

The postdoc will work in the research projects ‘Syngas modular Units Providing Renewable Energy from Multiple wAstes and for different useS’ and ‘AI assisted CO2 capture in biomass CHP plants’, which are funded by EU Horizon and the Swedish Energy Agency, and other projects related to bioenergy. In general, we are aiming to develop new solutions to valorize biomass and waste to produce heat, electricity, and other products and achieve zero emissions or even negative emissions. The work mainly includes process modeling and simulations.

The postdoc researcher is expected to take initiatives, be creative and take responsibility. Furthermore, the tasks interact closely with industrial partners. Thus, the applicant needs to have high collaborative skills and be able to disseminate and communicate scientific results and knowledge within existing and new networks, which include academia, industry and society at large. The research results will be presented at project meetings, conferences and in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

The position is a temporary employment of 2 years.

Qualifications requirements

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in energy engineering or chemical engineering. 

The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before the end of the application period. You have not previously held a position as a postdoctoral researcher in the same or related subject area at MDU that exceeds one year.

The candidate should be able to show research experience in national and/or international projects on CO2 capture and bioenergy systems; and good command of written and spoken English. The candidate should also show good skills in modelling, simulations and optimization of energy systems.   

Assesment criteria

In an overall assessment of suitability, importance is placed on personal abilities. All employees at MDU are expected to collaborate and treat colleagues and students with respect, take responsibility for the operation and their own tasks, and contribute to a good working environment.

You should be able to demonstrate good collaborative skills; the ability to organize and carry out work activities independently; experience with or openness to interdisciplinary work; and a propositional attitude.

Merit is given to:

  • Knowledge of data-driven methods for modeling and optimization.
  • Proficient programming skills in MATLAB, Aspen Plus, Modelica, etc.
  • Knowledge of business models and electricity markets.
  • Experience with other scientific publications than the thesis.
  • Experience in writing and leading project applications.

We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.


Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post to:

Mälardalen University
Division of Human Resources
Ref.no: 2024/1032
Box 883
721 23 Västerås

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Union representatives:

Saco-S saco-s@mdu.se
Susanne Meijer ST-OFR/S, tel: 021-10 14 89

We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.


Hailong Li


+46 (0) 21-10 31 59


Eva Thorin

Vice akademichef/Forskningsledare/Professor

+ 46 (0) 21-10 15 64


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