Postdoc in Energy Economics and Regulation

DTU Management Engineering
Monday 26 Jun 17

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The Energy Economics and Regulation group at DTU Management Engineering offers a position as Postdoc in the area of energy economics, energy policy, and regulatory frameworks of integration of renewable energy.

Research focuses on how to design energy markets and create regulatory and technology pathways to future renewable based energy systems, addresses national and international issues and covers the level of society as well as consumers and businesses. The Energy Economics and Regulation group is part of the Systems Analysis Division which is placed within the Department of Management Engineering at DTU. The division conducts basic and applied research within the area of energy system analysis, policy instruments, regulatory issues, energy demand, geography, economics, and climate science.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc will employ microeconomic theory, regulatory economics and policy analysis. You shall mainly work with analyses of regulation and energy policies of renewable energy integration - especially off-shore wind and transmission in the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.

Tasks includes 

  • Analyse impact of regulations, policies and market designs on off-shore grid development as well as on offshore wind power deployment and operation
  • Develop coherent regulatory frameworks and market designs that facilitate energy market integration and offshore grid development.
  • Consider energy economically feasible policy and regulatory frameworks for pathways towards transnational energy systems with very high shares of variable renewable energy, e.g. wind energy, and with a future phase out of support schemes simultaneously with the increased competitiveness of renewable energy technologies.

As Postdoc you are also expected to participate in general meetings in the Department about research and strategic issues as well as participate in collaboration with other research groups/departments at DTU. Finally, you may conduct teaching and participate in research-based public sector services.

We are seeking candidates with a PhD degree in economics with experiences within energy regulation, market design and energy policy. 

In addition to the above, the following further qualifications will be considered in the assessment: 

  • Strong background in microeconomics
  • Interest in sustainable energy and energy systems
  • Experience within energy policy analysis from an economic perspective A longer-term interest in pursuing a research career
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Team player - the research is conducted in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment as well as in a Danish context
  • Proficiency in Danish (or Swedish, Norwegian) language is an advantage

The Postdoc will be selected through a competitive application process. Online applications will be screened against a set of criteria and a shortlist of candidates will be assessed in more detail by a technical committee.

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. 

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years with the possibility of an extension.

Workplace: Systems Analysis Division, DTU Management Engineering, DTU, Produktionstorvet 426, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Lise-Lotte Pade, Associate Professor, Energy Economics and Regulation,, tel.: +45 4677 5194

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 21 July 2017. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimisation of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods. Through our research and teaching we ensure an innovative, competitive and sustainable organisation and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health both domestic and abroad.

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.