Research Assistant in Electrical Engineering

Royal Institute of Technology


Research Assistant in Electrical Engineering

Job description

Hydrogen is one of the few solutions for difficult-to-manage emissions of greenhouse gases in industry. The Ovako hydrogen plant in Hofors was inaugurated in 2023 and became the world's first industrial production of steel with hydrogen for heating. This project studies operating advantages for industry and sector connections with electricity grids and heavy transport, starting from Ovako's facility in Hofors. This project is a continued preliminary study to the completed project "Hydrogen for industrial heat with flexibility for electricity grid and a sector coupling to transport". The focus of this continuing project will be on developing a system demonstrator. The conditions are now in place when the facility is ready for full operation. But the development of a refueling station is required, which is an important first step in the facility's potential as an enabler of a hydrogen economy and will be the focus of this project. Tasks for this position involve carrying out analyses, keeping documentation and leading the work with reporting and an important part is dialogues with project partners and a close collaboration with the project coordinator.

What we offer

  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Cooperation with world leading industry with the common goal of creating solutions for a sustainable energy system
  • Work in Stockholm , in close proximity to nature

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  • Express yourself well in English written and spoken language. This is needed for communication and reporting in the project.
  • Completed civil engineering education or equivalent.
  • Good ability to collaborate.

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience from research at a university or research institute.
  • Experience from work in the energy sector.
  • Good technical knowledge in theory of practice
  • International experience.
  • Knowledge in Swedish language.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

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To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the instructions in the ad.

The application must contain:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies.
    Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in any of these languages.
  • Personal letter maximum 2 pages

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 6 months with access according to agreement.

Other information

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About KTH

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Special fixed-term employment

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Lina Bertling Tjernberg

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