Senior R&D Scientist


Are you a PhD High Voltage Physics or Theoretical Physical Chemistry or Electrical Engineering? Do you have experience of working in an R&D environment? 


Welcome onboard an exciting journey at NKT, a world leading company in high-quality power cable technology - designing, manufacturing, and installing low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions and accessories that support the green transition. 


Be a Technical Leader at the Technology Consulting Department
We offer you a broad and outgoing role as a Senior Scientist where you will be a key contributor to R&D Technology and Product development within the High Voltage Technology area, helping overcome technical barriers leading to an increased value for our internal and external customers.  


  • Be a Technical & project leader where your competences are essential to propose/implement innovative solution for R&D projects
  • Understand our internal and external customer needs and requirements as well as their business drivers. Actively seeks and implements initiative to improve operations and increase customer satisfaction. 
  • Use of your unique High Voltage physics, theoretical material physic, thermodynamics, and/or electrical experimental analysis competence, as well as modeling/simulation knowledge to define and predict material and component behavior under specific external electrical and thermal stresses. 
  • Being capable of power system analysis is a plus to investigate customer needs and foresee future technical development. 
  • Support strategic corporate technology direction by using in-depth technical expertise in own research area(s) to drive and initiate research work and ensure innovative solutions with customer value.  


The position is permanent, full-time, and located in Västerås, Sweden. 


The Technology Consulting team has provided cross-disciplinary investigations and solutions, both in long-term assignments and in time-critical investigations, for 100+ years. Our unique combination of laboratories and competences within mechanics, electrical testing, chemistry and materials, together with unmatched experience from working closely with industry partners from various sectors, makes us the partner of choice in solving technical challenges. We are a diverse team of 30+ people with 14 different nationalities but with one passion: We are all Connectors of a green tomorrow! 


Innovative & collaborative R&D Engineer 
To succeed in this role, it will be advantageous to have strong technical background either in HV physics, theoretical physical chemistry and/or Electrical engineering. Knowledge of power system analysis is a plus.
Additional qualities for this rewarding position are the ability to generate significant value for the business and customers through your technical contributions, excellent communication skills to effectively convey information and a self-motivated, collaborative, innovative, and methodical mindset that promotes structured and systematic thinking. 


Further important qualifications are: 

  • Ph.D. degree in either High Voltage Physics, High Voltage Engineering, Theoretical Physics, Theoretical Chemistry, or Electrical Engineering 
  • 3 years or more of relevant experience as an R&D scientist or similar role. 
  • Successful track record demonstrated on electrical, thermal, and/or mass- & charge transport simulations in material e.g., using Finite Element Method (FEM), Density Functional Theory (DFT) and/or Molecular Dynamics (MD) 
  • Excellent skills and extensive experience with commercial numerical software, i.e., ANSYS Fluent and/or COMSOL Multiphysics, MATLAB etc. 
  • Fluency in English, verbal and written 


Contribute, Challenge and Grow 
NKT is committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from diverse backgrounds can thrive and are inspired to perform at their best. We believe that a diverse organization enables sustainable performance, and that an inclusive and welcoming culture makes for a better place to work.   


Sounds interesting? Then we would like to speak to you. Even if you do not tick all the boxes – If you are motivated, have potential, and want to contribute to our success, even if you do not meet all the requirements, we encourage you to apply. 


We will review applications continuously, but we recommend you apply no later than 31st Oct 2023. Be aware that personality and cognitive tests might be included in the recruitment process. 


If you have any questions regarding the position, you may contact Claire Pitois at: . In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to the HR Business Partner, Sanjana Tripathy, at:

Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail. 


Be a Connector of the green tomorrow! 


Union Representatives 
Sveriges Ingenjörer - Zohreh Keshavarz <> & Edo Kolic <>



About NKT

At NKT, we are all Connectors. We connect to develop leading technologies that enable the world’s transition to renewable energy - and we stay connected to grow as people and professionals. As a company, NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology - designing, manufacturing, and installing low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions and accessories that support the green transition. NKT is headquartered in Denmark, employs 4,500 people in more than 15 countries, and realized revenue of EUR 2,1 billion in 2022. We connect a greener world. Here’s a sneak peak into the Life at NKT!





Posting Date:  6 Nov 2023

Vaesteras, SE, 721 78

Type:  Permanent
Requisition ID:  3922

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