PhD Position in Electromobility

Uppsala University Department of Electrical Engineering


PhD Student Position in Electromobility

Published: 2020-10-27

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is looking for a doctoral student in electrical engineering with focus on electromobility.

Electrification and digitalisation are among the largest areas for the future in the conversion to sustainable societies. The Department of Electrical Engineering conducts successful research and education in the areas - renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, industrial IoT, 5G communication and wireless sensor networks as well as smart electronic sensors and medical systems. The Department of Electrical Engineering is an international workplace with around 130 employees that all contribute to important technical energy and health challenges at the Ångström Laboratory.

Project description: The energy transition in Sweden means a major change for the transport sector through the transition to more electric vehicles. This doctoral project aims to investigate the need for charging with high power for different types of vehicles, especially heavier vehicles and shipping, and thus contribute to the electrification of the transport sector. This research project aims to answer the question of when and where do vehicles need to be able to charge with high powers and how can this can be enabled. is a national centre for electromobility with partners from Swedish universities and Swedish industry. This research project will be conducted in collaboration with Scania CV AB, Vattenfall AB, Volvo Penta and CEVT within the framework of the Swedish Electromobility Centre, which among other things means that the doctoral student will be part of a doctoral student network that holds regular meetings, summer schools etc.

The research group at Uppsala University has extensive experience of research in electromobility and a large laboratory activity. We offer a varied and exciting work, planned by the doctoral student and the research group together.

Duties: The work will mainly consist of mapping and modelling different scenarios of the possibilities of high power charging of electric vehicles.

The main task for a doctoral student is to devote himself to his doctoral education, which includes both participation in research projects and doctoral education courses. The work duties can also include teaching and other departmental duties. no more than 20%.

Employment benefits: As an employee at Uppsala University, you are given wellness compensation for your health and a leading research environment, Read more here. The Department of Electrical Engineering also gives a salary supplement in addition to the local guidelines for doctoral students at Uppsala University.

Employment as a doctoral student are four years of full-time studies with the possibility of extension for special reasons. Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines


  • The applicant must hold a master degree in electrical engineering, engineering physics, and energy systems engineering or similar.
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English is a requirement
  • We will emphasise your personal qualities such as strong motivation, good collaborations and communication skills with other researchers. You should be purposeful, structured and be able to work effectively both individually and in groups.

Additional qualifications:

  • Good oral and written proficiency in Swedish is a merit. 
  • Experience of grid simulations is a merit.
  • Strong motivation and ability to work individually is a merit.

Application: Please use the link below. You should include a brief description of your research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis (or a draft thereof) and other relevant documents. You are encouraged to provide contact information to reference.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: January 2021, or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %.

För ytterligare information om tjänsten kontakta: Karin Thomas 

Vänligen skicka in din ansökan senast den 30 november 2020, UFV-PA 2020/3941.

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Placement: Institutionen för elektroteknik

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO
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Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/3941

Last application date: 2020-11-30

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