Högskolan i Gävle

About the workplace

The vision of University of Gävle is to be the first choice for all who want to make a difference. We offer around 60 study programmes and 300 freestanding courses in the fields of the humanities, health care and medicine, social and natural sciences and technology. University of Gävle is one of the most popular university colleges in Sweden (applicants per place). We have around 16 000 students, 750 employees, and our campus is concentrated in space in beautiful surroundings.

The university focuses on four strategic research areas - sustainable urban development, health promotion, innovative learning and intelligent industry.

We offer

- the opportunity to work at one of Sweden's most beautiful universities,

- a workplace with many employment benefits,

- a university that actively works on issues such as our common working environment, clear working conditions and gender equality and equal opportunities.


As a researcher in the Building Engineering group, your focus is on applying and achieving suitable research funds in the field of structure, construction, building materials, infrastructures, building engineering, and their relevant interdisciplinary topics to energy and sustainability. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic and engaged individual to join us on our exciting journey taking the next steps toward building the research in the Building Engineering group. The extent of your work is 25% for 1 year, however, as the research is developed, this extent can be increased in the future.
You will search and find available research fund calls nationally and internationally and write and provide applications for the calls. You will contact and achieve collaborations from different universities, companies, and organizations for the applications and submit the applications. You will do the administrative works related to the applications and run their required meetings. You will be an important part of granted research projects and contribute to the projects effectively. You will work with a team of other researchers in the Building Engineering group.


You have a masters degree (or equivalent) in Structural Engineering, Construction Engineering, Building Engineering, Civil Engineering, or relevant fields. A PhD within the mentioned fields is meritorius.

You have competence, interest, and skills in searching and finding the suitable research fund calls and applying and achieving the funds.

Good records of granted research funds and scientific publications are a merit.

As a person, you are analytical and independent and enjoy driving development while you are good at collaborating and see the people whom you work with as a strength.

Good ability to express yourself in Swedish and English, both orally and in writing, is a requirement.



Alireza Bahrami, Project leader,+46 70 8436158, alabai@hig.seMathias Cehlin, Tf. biträdande avdelningschef, 072-2995352, mcn@hig.se


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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment The position is a fixed-term employment for one year, with the possibility of extension.
Salary Månadslön
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent Deltid, 20-50%, enligt överenskommelse
City Gävle
County Gävleborgs län
Country Sweden
Reference number HIG-STÖD 2023/239
Union representative
  • Maria Savela, SACO-S, 026-648500(vxl)
  • Kia Sundberg-Kimhag, Sveriges Lärare, 026-648500(vxl)
  • Annette Gustafsson, Fackförbundet ST, 026-648500(vxl)
Published 31.May.2023
Last application date 08.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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