Postdoc in agrivoltaic systems and agricultural technology


Postdoc in agrivoltaic systems and agricultural technology

Ref 2023/3161

Mälardalen University (MDU) is the youngest university in Sweden. In line with our vision, to be a progressive and collaborative University where we shape a sustainable future together, we wish to make a difference.

Do you want to be involved and contribute to our development?

Together, we can create a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. We believe that knowledge and new perspectives are best attained and reached together in collaboration with others – our colleagues, students, the private and public sectors, both nationally and internationally.

At the Academy for Economics, Society and Technology, our students study for, among other things, university and civil engineers, political scientists and economists. With us, the research focuses are industrial economics and organization and the energy of the future. Our work takes place in collaboration and in strategic agreements with companies, organizations and authorities in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment, 2 years
Scope: Full time
Closing date for application: 2024-02-06
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Business, Society and Engineering, (EST)

Position description

The Future Energy profile at Mälardalen University is currently hosting several research projects on agrivoltaic systems. The agrivoltaic research group conducts several research activities on modelling, simulation and optimization of different types of agrivoltaic systems with the support of experimental activities. The trial activities concern both electricity conversion and agricultural production. The experimental activities on agricultural production focus mostly on plant adaptation measures under shading conditions, effects of shading on soil moisture and leaf area index, and effects of shading on photosynthesis, among others.

The position is a temporary employment of 2 years.

Qualifications requirements

The applicant is required to have a PhD degree in energy engineering, electrical engineering, or agricultural science. The applicant must have completed the degree no more than three years before the end of the application period.

In particular, the applicant should have a background in agricultural engineering and experience in laboratory and field trials of agricultural production, including irrigation. Experience with programming tools such as Python or MATLAB is a requirement. Experience with environmental monitoring systems is advantageous. The position requires a strong motivation for research, good oral and written communication in English.  

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organisation. 


It is meritorious for the interest to apply academic knowledge in practice and to collaborate with academic and industrial partners, nationally and internationally. The applicant should clearly explain in the application how his/her own knowledge can be used to fulfill the research goals and contribute to the agrivoltaic research sector. It is also an advantage to have previous experience in designing and simulating agrivoltaic systems, as well as performing experiments for agrivoltaic systems.

The university will primarily consider a person who, after an overall assessment of documented merits and skills, appears to have the best ability to carry out the work and contribute to a positive development of the research direction Future Energy.


Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The scientific publications that you do not have in digital form are to be sent by post to:

Mälardalen University
Division of Human Resources 2023/3161
Box 883
721 23 Västerås

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application!


We decline all contact with recruiters and salespersons of advertisements. We have made our strategic choices for this recruitment.

Union representatives:

Michaël Le Duc (SACO), tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 02
Susanne Meijer (OFR), Tel: +46 (0) 21-10 14 89

Contact person

Pietro Elia Campana

Senior Lecturer

+46 (0) 21-10 14 69

Bengt Stridh

Senior Lecturer

+46 (0) 21-10 73 52

Anders Avelin

Head of Division

+46 (0) 21-15 17 98

Eva Thorin

Deputy Head of Academy/Research Leader/Prof.

+ 46 (0) 21-10 15 64

Mälardalens universitet (MDU)

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No deadline
Location: Sweden, Västerås
Categories: Agricultural , Electrical Engineering, energy engineering, PhD, Technology,


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