Industry PhD student

Ankarsrum Electric Motors AB is a Swedish manufacturer of small electric motors and drive solutions located in the beautiful community of Ankarsrum outside Västervik in Småland.  Ankarsrum branded motors are supplied to OEM manufacturers of kitchen appliances, welding wire feeders, defence, and healthcare equipment.  At our fully equipped Tech Center in Ankarsrum, a dedicated R&D team executes product- and process development in close collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders. Please visit our website for more information.

Industry PhD student with focus on simulation of electric motors


Are you passionate about modelling, simulation and optimisation of electric motors using the simulation tool ANSYS Motor-CAD?

Would you consider being an instrumental member of a growing company and settling down in Västervik, Vimmerby or within commuting distance to the factory in Ankarsrum?

At Ankarsrum Electric Motors we are continuously developing and optimising new and existing motor types. As we aim to reduce the lead-time and cost for these activities, we are confident that the installation and use of a simulation tool would be instrumental for achievement of these goals.

In the role as a PhD student at Ankarsrum Electric Motors, you will build our simulation capability and infrastructure in close collaboration with our R&D team members and other key internal and external stakeholders.

Your main initial task will be to establish, build and verify viable simulation models for our range of DC, universal and BLDC motors. Secondly, these models will comprise the basis for further optimising efficiency, performance, durability, cost, and sustainability.

You will be an integral member of our R&D team with a great opportunity for future career and personal development.

The industry PhD-student will be employed at Ankarsrum Electric Motors and enrolled in the graduate program at Linnaeus University ( Therefore, the position has some academic requirements that need to be fulfilled.


General entry requirements, the candidate

  • has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
  • has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.



Specific entry requirements

  • approved courses of a minimum of 90 credits in the subjects mechanical engineering, electric machines, mechatronics, or equivalent.
  • an individual study project of a minimum of 15 credits in any of the above subjects.


Assessment criteria

Documented expertise and working experience within at least two of the following research and educational areas are a great advantage:

  • big data analytics, machine learning
  • CAD 3D solid modelling using IronCAD, Solidworks or equivalent software
  • Modelling & Simulation using ANSYS
  • Design of electric machines

Because of the interdisciplinary character of the project and LNUC DISA (, the candidate should be an enthusiastic person who is interested in making sense of large and complex data sets of various types as well as capable of working both independently and within a group. Teamwork experiences should be documented in the application. The candidate will be an integral member of our R&D team with a great opportunity for future career and personal development.