KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Engineering Sciences

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 architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.

Job description

You will be working at the Nuclear Engineering Division and contribute to the VR-funded project “Development of passive safety design approaches and self-actuated shut-down systems for an inherently safe, efficient and reliable operation of Gen-IV fast reactors”.

Your main tasks will consist in:

  • Continuing the development of self-actuated control/safety systems to be implemented into Gen-IV Lead- and Sodium-cooled Fast Reactors;
  • Contributing to the development of dynamic models of BoP components for Rankine thermodynamic cycles (e.g., condensers, pumps, pre-heaters, etc.);
  • Contributing to the development of a preliminary control strategy for the reactor SEALER-UK;
  • Writing scientific papers and reports;
  • Submitting applications for national and European research project grants.


Required for this position:

  • Sc. in Nuclear Engineering;
  • Strong background in: Generation-IV reactor technology and fast reactor designs, nuclear reactor physics, nuclear reactor technology, fast reactor dynamics, fast reactor safety, heat transfer, thermo-dynamics, power conversion, linear and non-linear system analysis;
  • Basic knowledge of control theory fundamentals;
  • Good knowledge and experience in Matlab-Simulink;
  • Basic knowledge of OpenFoam and Python;
  • Good programming skills.

Background considered as a plus includes experience in Lead-cooled Fast Reactor dynamics (modeling and simulation).

For this position you need a strong motivation, with a desire to experiment and explore.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal competence and suitability.

Fluency in spoken and written English is a mandatory requirement, as well as excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.

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Fixed term employment /temporary contract Mars 2020.

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Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2020-03-01
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 S-2019-1501
  • Pär Olsson, professor, Head of Nuclear Engineering, polsson@kth.se 0737-650538
Published 12.Sep.2019
Last application date 22.Sep.2019 11:59 PM CET

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