Skip to main content
RISE logo

Sustainability researchers in IT infrastructures and Datacenter systems

Do you want to develop the sustainable data center system of the future 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 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 sustainability researcher or equivalent with a great interest in IT systems, energy system issues, life cycle analysis and industrial symbiosis with for example greenhouses and who are ready for your next development step.

About the position
Our facility in Luleå has Europe's leading and largest laboratory for testing and experimentation for data centers and related systems, here we work with our partners and customers from both industry and academia to develop sustainable and energy efficient data center systems for cloud services, telecoms, IT infrastructure for AI and industry. As a Sustainability Researcher in our team, you get the opportunity to work in a growing and leading institute with great development opportunities. You become an important team player in a committed team with high competence and who value working in close collaboration, both within the team and with our partners and customers.

In your role as Sustainability Researcher in data centers, you will primarily work with sustainability for IT infrastructure such as software, server hardware, data center systems and related integrated systems such as electricity grids, renewable energy, district heating and other systems in industrial symbiosis. For these areas, you will work with research in heat recovery, holistic energy efficiency and optimization, life cycle analysis and industrial symbiosis. By developing solutions, strategies and analysis of sustainability for AI infrastructures, data centers 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 assignments have a great variety, which brings new exciting opportunities every week. In your role, you also have contact with our customers, and we believe that you look forward to being the organization's face to the outside in the area of ​​sustainability. Your most important duties are:

  • Develop RISE's offering by working with sustainability.
  • Experimentally test strategies and solutions in large-scale testing with colleagues.
    • Develop guidelines, policies for AI infrastructure and data centers.
  • Design, conduct and study large-scale experiments in industrial symbiosis between data centers and for example greenhouses or biomass drying.

Who are you?
As a Sustainability Researcher with us, we believe that you are a passionate and solution-oriented person who likes to take on new opportunities. Since the role involves contact with customers and other stakeholders, we believe that you enjoy social contexts and like to transform ideas into experiments and understanding. Through your understanding and flexible approach, you come to your right in an environment that is dynamic. You have a master degree in engineering or equivalent, preferably with focus on energy, environment and sustainability. It is a merit if you have some years of work experience in primarily sustainability analysis and / or systems for industrial symbiosis. You could also have a recent doctorsexam, but this is not a requirement. We are also open to newly graduated engineers who have the right educational background, high goals and great passion. Since 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 differencies 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 most fun, problems. We can't promise you a simple job, but what we can promise you is a bunch of committed colleagues and some really exciting societal challenges to deal with. 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 all of Sweden's research institutes and innovation partners.

Do you want to know more?
Welcome to contact Tor Björn Minde, Head of Unit, 070-6242959. The deadline for applications is 31th of May, 2022. Interviews will be ongoing 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

Reference number


Last application date


Submit your application