Postdoctor in Machine Elements

Postdoctor in Machine Elements

Annons: 28005268
Yrke: Forskarassistent
Arbetsgivare: Luleå tekniska universitet
Arbetets ort: Luleå, Norrbottens län
Senaste ansökningsdatum: 2023-09-25
Publiceringsdatum: 2023-09-04


Arbetslivserfarenhet: Forskarassistent


Luleå University of Technology is in strong growth with world-leading competence in several research areas. We shape the future through innovative education and ground-breaking research results, and based on the Arctic region, we create global social benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are conducted in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has a total turnover of SEK 1.9 billion per year. We currently have 1,840 employees and 17,670 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.The research subject Machine Elements belongs to the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics at Luleå University of Technology. The research within the field of Machine Elements is mainly focused on tribology and its applications. The research group consists of more than 30 researchers and doctoral students and is one of the leading tribology research groups in Europe. Activities include many aspects of tribology, e.g., materials tribology, lubrication and lubricants, condition monitoring, biotribology, computational tribology and machine component tribology. The research is both of fundamental and applied in nature and is often carried out in close cooperation with Swedish and international industry.

The group is responsible for theoretical and project courses taught in the university's Master of Science, Bachelor of Science and Master's programs. Most of the teaching is within the Mechanical Engineering program and the Erasmus Mundus Masters program in tribology (TRIBOS).

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We are currently seeking a postdoctor that can help us to further develop research within the field of Machine Elements.

Subject description
Machine Elements comprises the analysis and optimization of machine components and component systems to enhance performance, longevity, energy-efficiency and reliability and to reduce environmental impact. Particular emphasis is placed on issues in the field of tribology.

Project description
The project is about optimizing mechanical/lubrication systems for fossil free and green lubricants. As we know the current mechanical components are heavily relying on fossil-based lubricants lubrication, which have been continuously developed and optimized during the past a couple of hundred years. It is not fair to ask the newly existing fossil free and green lubricants to perform the same as or better than previous fossil-based lubricants in the mechanical systems without any system change.

In order to be eligible for employment as researcher you must have a PhD in Science, Engineering or Natural Sciences (chemical engineering, chemistry, material science, mechanical engineering,), or equivalent. A doctoral degree awarded no more than three years before the application deadline pro-vides a useful qualification. Candidates who have been awarded a doctoral degree at an earlier date may also be considered if there are special grounds, for example, different types of statutory leave of absence.

You must have very good skills in oral and written communication in English.

We are looking for a full-time post-doctor for a fixed term contract for 24 months. Placement: Luleå. Starting date: by agreement. 

For further information, you are welcome to contact Professor Yijun Shi, +46-(0)920-49 2064,

Union representatives:
SACO-S Kjell Johansson, (+46)920-49 1529 
OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English or Swedish. Mark your application with the reference number below.

Reference number: 3567-2023
Closing date for applications: September 25, 2023