The School of Engineering, Construction Engineering and Lighting Science

The School of Engineering is one of four schools within Jönköping University. We offer attractive technical education at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct advanced research in several technological areas. The School of Engineering is able to award doctorates in the area of industrial product realization. We collaborate with the surrounding society to develop new technology and spread knowledge to strengthen the competitiveness of companies. Working with us, you are close to colleagues in an international environment with great opportunities to influence and develop.

The department of Construction Engineering and Lighting Science offers graduate and post-graduate education. The department also has an active research environment with Sweden’s only full professor in Lighting Science. In our efforts to become a national hub for lighting research we are currently looking for a PhD candidate.

The SMart Illumination in Living Environments (SMILE) project is a 5-year PhD project funded by the Swedish Energy Agency within the ‘Energy Efficiency in Lighting (EELYS) call focusing on ‘Energy efficient and functional lighting of high quality’. The goal of the SMILE project is to improve the use of energy efficient smart lighting systems in a Swedish residential setting by designing control protocols that satisfy social, economic, and environmental values to maintain or increase residents’ safety, comfort, health, and well-being as well as to minimize the residence’s energy consumption. As validation is executed in real-life settings (test bed in Jönköping), practical input from users and conscious/unconscious usage modifications are incorporated in the development of control protocols. Project partners Vätterhem and Jönköping Energi will assist with access to the residences and to indoor environmental data. Protocols will be tested on a small scale in pilot studies and subsequently on a larger scale and for a longer period.

Job description

As a doctoral student, your main task is the third-cycle program. The third-cycle subject area for admission is ‘Machine Design’ within the Graduate School in Industrial Product Realisation at the School of Engineering, Jönköping University. To a limited extent, you will get opportunities to participate in teaching on first- and second-cycle courses, or administration. This should not exceed 20 percent of full-time work.

Entry requirements

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle program at the JU School of Engineering if he or she:

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  • has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

Besides this minimum level, specific entry requirements are applicable for the subject area, which at the School of Engineering are equivalent to a Master (60 or 120 credits) or a Master of Science in Engineering related to the subject area in question.

The ideal candidate for the PhD-position has knowledge on lighting (design) including programming of lighting installations and (energy) data analysis, and is eager to execute experimental (field) work including human behavior and perception.

Your communication skills in the English language are good and you can articulate yourself clearly both orally and in writing. Knowledge of the Swedish language is an advantage, since part of the research will involve Swedish-speaking residents.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, inquisitive and analytical in your nature. You have an ability to make visions and ideas into practical working procedures and methods. You are systematic in your approach and are stimulated by cooperation as well as taking great responsibility and reaching your goals.

In selecting between applicants, their ability to benefit from the program will be considered.


Your start date will be 1 March, 2018, or another mutually agreed upon date. Collective agreement is applicable.

Your main work place will be at the university in Jönköping.


Welcome with your application via,, no later than February 16th, 2018. Applications should contain

  • CV
  • Cover letter
  • References
Anställningsform Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde 2018-03-01
Löneform fixed monthly salary
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Jönköping
Län Jönköpings län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2018/357-221
  • Thomas Olsson, +46 36-10 1956
  • Myriam Aries, +46 36-10 1522
Facklig företrädare
  • Mikael Palmgren, Saco-s, +46 36-10 1647
  • Thomas Axelsson, OFR, +46 36-10 1076
Publicerat 2018-01-23
Sista ansökningsdag 2018-02-16

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