The PhD Academy

The Research Hub offers co-funded scholarships for doctoral student placements in Electrolux Professional. We have created an attractive research environment for outstanding young researchers, allowing talent mobility and offering the opportunity for PhD students to get company experience.

Through our partner universities we every year offer new collaboration possibilities in various fields, from food science to mathematics. Check out the open positions below and join our team!

PHD RESEARCH POSITION IN SUSTAINABILITY

In collaboration with the Future-Proof Cities+ Graduate School and the University of Gävle

 

This PhD student position focuses its research on ensuring the sustainability of supply chains. More specifically, the research focus on how a larger company actively can work to make its supply chains resource efficient in collaboration with its strategic suppliers.

About Future-Proof Cities+ Graduate School

The purpose of the research school is to increase knowledge of sustainable development for urban areas in rural areas up to medium-sized cities in Sweden. The field is interdisciplinary, and the doctoral students will have different backgrounds and work in different disciplines such as technology, environmental and social sciences. The research school focuses on accelerating urban areas towards a fossil-free future and at the same time adapting them to the effects of the climate crisis. The doctoral projects have four inputs within this focus:

1. Future technical solutions/infrastructure for an accelerated climate transition

2. Spatial planning of urban areas for a fossil-free and climate-adapted future

3. Social sustainability and legitimacy during planning and conversion

4. Tools for co-production of knowledge and solutions

Most of the doctoral students are employed in private or municipal companies to achieve collaboration between research and practice in sustainable urban development. The business research school is run by the University of Gävle in collaboration with the Dalarna University and Mälardalen University. Visit https://www.hig.se/fpc for more information regarding the business research school.

Key mission

The research school focuses on accelerating companies towards a fossil-free future and this PhD student position focuses its research on ensuring the sustainability of supply chains. More specifically, the research focus on how a larger company actively can work to make its supply chains resource efficient in collaboration with its strategic suppliers.

Qualifications and authorisation

We prefer that you have an interdisciplinary background with expertise in industrial engineering and management, environmental science, energy systems, or other equivalent education.

You should have strong initiative and be able to work independently both practically and theoretically. A good analytical and creative ability is very important, as is a great interest in seeking new knowledge. You should have a good ability to structure and plan the research tasks together with supervisors and company mentors. You should also have an interest in collaboration across disciplinary boundaries within academia as sustainable urban development is interdisciplinary.

Good knowledge of spoken and written English is a prerequisite for being considered for the position as the scientific works are written in English.

To be eligible for postgraduate education according to the Higher Education Ordinance, you must have at least completed a second-level degree at the time of entry no later than November 2023, completed course requirements of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits at second-level, or in some other way within or outside the country has essentially acquired the corresponding knowledge. For employment in general, regulations according to Chapter 5 of the Higher Education Ordinance apply.

This role does not include support or sponsorship for Swedish work permit or relocation.

 

Scope of employment

The doctoral studies take up 80% of the working time over a period of five years, while 20% are other or related tasks at the company. You have a workplace both at the company and at the university.

Your main workplace will be Electrolux Professional in Stockholm, and you will also be offered a workplace at the University of Gävle.

Form of employment: Time-limited contract

Scope: Full-time

PHD RESEARCH POSITION IN SERVITIZATION

Smart Industry in collaboration with the University of Florence, the University of Siena and the University of Pisa

Position available: no. 1 three-years Scholarship co-funded by Electrolux Professional on the research topic: “Servitization and Advanced Services: structuring and marketing of a framework for professional products in the HoReCa sector”

The thematic area of the research will be within the realm of Servitization. Specifically, on “advanced services” structuring (design) and marketing (sales). Starting from the capabilities that the literature acknowledges to be developed and needed by industrial firms to develop digital services based on industrial internet platforms and smart connected products, the successful candidate will:

  1. Understand how these capabilities are integrated in complex interorganizational systems, such as large multi-national firms that are strictly networked in these innovation to technology vendors, consultancy firms and suppliers, to customers and service stations. A contribution to the design of these capabilities is welcome;
  2. Analyse the current offering of advanced services in specific industrial sectors such as HORECA industry, and the producers of professional appliances for commercial kitchens, commercial beverage appliances and and laundry equipment;
  3. Help structuring a compelling offer that can bring and capture value to the firms, customers and ecosystems, in terms of financial returns, brand equity increase, higher customer loyalty and lock-in, etc., with a particular attention to sustainability, circular economy, green services and energy optimization in use processes;
  4. Understand what the successful path of integration is with external third-parties’ systems. In this respect, a product-manager-like approach shall be followed, also to determine what the price point could be

The successful candidate will work ideally within Customer Care, in the department Technology and Digitalization. This said, it will be of utmost importance that the person will be able to establish solid relationships with the Customer Care structures both at a central and local level (in selected countries).

The research will need to produce a tested (POC, MVP) framework, with operative indications on how to apply it in other markets and contests.

The candidate will be required a strong self-driven capacity of navigating complex organizations. Relationships will be built also outside the context of Customer Care in e.g. (not limited to) Quality, R&D, Marketing, Sales Departments.

 

Application submission closed 15th of October 2021

PHD RESEARCH POSITION FOR BIG DATA ANALYTICS

The Centre for Data Intensive Sciences and Applications at the Linnaeus University

Position available: Full-time temporary employment limited to a maximum of five years on the research topic: “Big Data Analytics for Insights into Professional Product Life Cycle”

We are looking to partner with a PhD student who will utilize Big Data to allow us to map the life cycle of our products and switch from a reactive to proactive approach in product development, production, maintenance and repair.

Together with you, we seek to grow and create sustainable experience for people and the world around us, in food, beverage and laundry. Big Data will enable us to analyze and understand the events occurring during the lifetime of our equipment, from birth to replacement. With this in-depth understanding, we expect to create benefits internally, for our customers, and the world around us.

The industry PhD-student will be employed at Electrolux Professional and enrolled in the graduate program at Linnaeus University.

Read more and apply here.

Application submission closed 20th of June 2021

PHD IN INDUSTRIAL AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING

The Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Udine

Application submission closed July 22nd 2020

 

Positions available: no. 1

PHD IN COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Bologna

Application submission closed May 21st 2020

 

Positions available: no. 1

CALL FOR ADMISSION TO THE PHD IN FOOD AND HUMAN HEALTH

Positions available: no. 1

 

CALL FOR ADMISSION TO THE PHD IN INDUSTRIAL AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING

The Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Udine

Application submission closed 10.07.2019

 

Positions available: no. 1

CALL FOR ADMISSION TO THE PHD IN MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MODELLING AND APPLICATIONS

Application submission closed 22.08.2018

Positions available: no. 1

CALL FOR ADMISSION TO THE PHD IN ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENERGY ENGINEERING SCIENCES

The Polytechnic Department of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Udine

Application submission closed 20.07.2018

 

Positions available: no. 2

 

 

PHD RESEARCH POSITION FOR THE SUSTAINABLE USE OF TEXTILES

The Department of Technology Management and Economics at the Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg, Sweden

Application submission closed: 28.01.2018

Position available: Full-time temporary employment limited to a maximum of five years

The holder of this position will engage in environmental systems analysis and behavioural research in the HSB Living Lab, a unique research arena located at the Chalmers University Campus in Gothenburg, Sweden, in which research is done in collaboration between academia, industry and local government. A key area of the lab is the Electrolux Laundry Studio, in which all energy and water flows are monitored. Laundries are important for the environment on account of the water, electric power and detergent they consume, the wastewater they generate and the damage they do to clothing.

The researcher will in the Living Lab collect data by observations of behaviours and attitude measurements using surveys, interviews and experimental methods. The researcher will contribute to knowledge regarding the actual behavioural patterns of laundry users, compare the reported with actual habits, and attempt to influence them by various cues and nudging approaches. The researcher will monitor resource and pollution flows and use this information construct a comprehensive assessment of garment life cycles (LCA) under various behavioural scenarios.

 

12-MONTHS RESEARCH GRANT IN FOOD SCIENCE

The Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Animal Sciences at the University of Udine, Italy

Application submission closed 12.01.2018

Positions available: no. 1

  • 12-months research grant

Research topic: “High pressure device for food storage”  

CALL FOR ADMISSION TO THE PHD IN COMPUTER SCIENCE, MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS

Application submission closed 17.07.2017

Positions available: no. 2

  • no. 1 three-year Scholarship funded by Electrolux Professional on the research topic: “Study of Dynamic Models for Structured Data Acquisition in Professional Food Service Appliances”
  • no. 1 three-year Scholarship funded by Electrolux Professional on the research topic: “Study of Data Analysis Algorithms and Control for Professional Food Service Appliances”

CALL FOR ADMISSION TO THE PHD IN MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING AND INNOVATION IN MECHANICAL PRODUCT DESIGN

Application submission closed 30.06.2017

Positions available: no. 1

  • three-year Scholarship funded by Electrolux Professional on the research topic: “Study of Methodologies for Service Life Forecasting of Fiber Reinforced Polymers in Professional Food Service Appliances”

CALL FOR ADMISSION TO THE PHD IN INDUSTRIAL AND INFORMATION ENGINEERING

Application submission closed 19.06.2017

Positions available: no. 1

  • three-year Scholarship funded by Electrolux Professional on the research topic: “Study of Advanced Control Systems for Fabric Care Professional Appliances”.

CALL FOR ADMISSION TO THE PHD IN BIOROBOTICS

Application submission closed 15.06.2017

Positions available: no. 1

  • three-year Scholarship funded by Electrolux Professional on the research topic: “Development of Robotic Solutions to Increase Productivity in Professional Appliances for Food Service and Laundry Solutions”.