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Project manager and Researcher within sustainable Datacenters

Do you want to develop sustainable data center systems of the future together with us? Do you want to see green and reliable technologies be applied in society and industry? Are you enthusiastic and like to turn an idea into an experiment and understanding and like to work closely with international partners and customers? Then you can be the person we are looking for!

Our ICE Data center unit is growing and we continue to expand our team in Luleå. Therefore, we are now looking for you who are a project manager and/or researcher or equivalent with a great interest in IT or energy systems, data center technologies, and industrial symbiosis, company relations and project management in international projects and who are ready for your next development step.

About the role
Our operations in Luleå have Europe's leading and largest laboratory for tests and experiments for data centers, AI and related systems. Here, we work together with our partners and customers from both industry, agencies and academia to develop sustainable and energy-efficient data center systems for cloud services, telecom, satellite data, IT infrastructure for AI and industry. As a project manager and researcher in our team, you get the opportunity to work in a growing and leading institute with great development opportunities. You will be an important team player in a committed team with high competence and which values ​​working in close cooperation, both within the team and with our partners and customers.

In your role as project manager and researcher in data center and related energy systems, you will primarily work with projects and business relationships in an international context, with building, cooling and power platforms and systems for companies operating data centers or delivering equipment to the datacenters and development of new ideas for edge systems, heat reuse or automation. For these areas, you will work with development and lead research and innovation projects in data center technologies.

By leading projects and participating in developing solutions and strategies for Datacenter and integrated systems, you contribute to the development of Swedish industry so that it is at the forefront internationally and can meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders. The position is a permanent full-time employment. The workplace is in Luleå.

The assignments have great variety, which brings new exciting opportunities every week. In your role, you also have contact with our customers and partners, and we believe that you look forward to being one of the organization's external faces for data centers. Your most important tasks are mainly to:

  • Develop the RISE ICE Datacenter offering by working with business and concept development
  • Experimentally in a leading and coaching role develop datacenter systems in projects together with colleagues.
  • Together with the other research leaders and senior researchers, develop new ideas and put them into practice.
  • Work with international contacts to develop RISE ICE data center services and projects.

Who are you?
As a researcher and project manager with us, we believe that you are a passionate and solution-oriented person who likes to take on new opportunities. As the role involves contact with customers, international partners and other stakeholders, we believe that you thrive in social contexts and like to transform ideas into practical use and understanding. Through your understanding and flexible way of working, you come to your right in an environment that is dynamic.

You have a master's degree in engineering or equivalent, preferably with a focus on embedded iT, data center or energy systems. It is an advantage if you have a few years' work experience in mainly service, product or software development and project management. We would like to see a PhD but is not a requirement. We are also open to newly graduated engineers who have worked with other things before graduation with the right educational background, high goals and great passion. As our partners are both in and outside Sweden, we see that you have a good ability to express yourself in speech and writing in both Swedish and English.

Are we right for each other?
At RISE, we like different and we are convinced that diversity contributes to an innovative environment where we together challenge boundaries and develop new knowledge for the future. With us, passionate problem solvers meet to solve some of the world's most important, and perhaps fun, problems. We can not promise you an easy job, but what we can promise you is a bunch of committed colleagues and some really exciting societal and industrial challenges to tackle. You will work in a dynamic environment that gives you development opportunities both professionally and personally. With us, you get the opportunity to make a real difference. Welcome to the research institute and innovation partner for the entire of Swedish.

Do you want to know more?
Welcome to contact Tor Björn Minde, unit manager, 070–6242959. The last day to apply is 31th of May, 2022. Interviews will take place on an ongoing basis during the application period.

Our union representatives are Lazaros Tsantaridis, Sveriges Ingenjörer (SACO), 010-228 41 22 and Daniel Gäwerth, Unionen, 010-516 68 15.

About the position



Contract type

Permanent position

Job type

Research - e.g. Researchers/Postdoctors/PhD students

Contact person

Tor Björn Minde

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