Research Engineer: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

KTH Royal Institute of Technology
Research Engineer
Study in:Sweden
Deadline: 22 Sep 2017

Research Engineer within energy technology at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Industrial Engineering and Management

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as in architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Activities at the School of Industrial Engineering and Management cover the Engineering, Technological and Economic knowledge necessary to be able to develop new products, material and production processes in a sustainable fashion as concerns Technical management, Financial Profitability and the Environment. One precondition for innovation and enterprise is the study and application of basic physical and chemical phenomena as well as the integration of new, often multidisciplinary technologies, methods and tools. Core knowledge areas include Energy Technology, Industrial Design and Innovation, Product and Production Development, Materials Development, Micro and Nano Technology as well as Industrial Economics, Organisation and Management.

The Department of Energy Technology focuses on research and teaching with the goal of contributing to sustainable energy systems. The department has four divisions with research areas with both technical and multidisciplinary character.

Research topics include turbomachinery, aeroelasticity, thermal energy storage, fuel cell technology, combustion of biomass, heat pump technology, heating and ventilation technology, indoor climate, heat transfer, energy and climate studies, market analyses and evaluation of sustainability, modeling of energy systems in buildings and city districts, and modeling of resource flows at national and regional levels.

Research traditions are based in mechanical engineering with links to chemistry, materials science, physics, regional planning, and economics.

The department’s personnel and students come from all over the world and contribute to an extremely international environment.

Job description

As a research engineer in this position, you will be involved in experimental work in the field of thermal energy storage with phase change materials. You may also be involved in other projects in related areas, as well as in teaching at the department of energy technology.

You are expected to:

  • supervise the buildup of a test rig for thermal storage testing, where the test rig is already designed and the components in place
  • connect the instrumentations on the test rig to the data logging system
  • program the data logging system for data collection
  • calibrate the instrumentations
  • create calculation templates in Excel for data analysis
  • run the test rig to make sure it fulfills the expected functions and ability to cover the already planned test matrix
  • suggest needed modifications if necessary
  • run the test rig for the planned test

You are also expected to assist in teaching activities (lab sessions and exercises) in the master’s program.


To qualify for the position, you have an academic degree (at least M.Sc.) related to Energy Engineering, or equivalent engineering education with strong background in thermodynamics and heat transfer.

You should also have:

  • experience in experimental research in the energy field
  • knowledge in connecting instruments and sensors such as thermocouples, pressure transducers, energy meters etc.
  • ability to program data logging systems and perform data analysis

It is considered a merit if you have teaching experience and have participated in building up test rigs and/or scientific paper publications.

We are looking for you who have a good ability to work in a group as well as independently. You know how to seek information and are a quick learner. Good communication skills are necessary for the position.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH:s webbpage.


Log into KTH’s recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Stockholm
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number M-2017-1133
  • Samer Sawalha, Associate Professor, +46 8 790 78 89
  • Maya Salame, HR Officer, +46 8 790 76 53
Published 11.Sep.2017
Last application date 22.Sep.2017 11:59 PM CET

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