Postdoc in Smart Energy Systems

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You could be our new colleague if you are a talented researcher with a passion for research within Energy System and electricity markets.

The Dynamical Systems section at DTU compute is looking for a postdoc to join our team. As our new colleague you will be part of a diverse team, which is engaged in research in both deterministic and stochastic systems within a range of applications. The main themes are energy, smart cities, medicine, and biology.

Your focus of this position will be to contribute to ongoing research of energy flexibility, electricity market, sector coupling and energy system optimization. The research includes ongoing analysis of the structure of electricity markets and the role of ancillary services in the future electricity markets. Moreover, you will exploit methods to maximise both the use of renewable energy sources and unlock flexibility in the existing systems using dynamical models (grey box models, continuous dynamic systems models). Furthermore, you will look at developing novel algorithms to enable buildings to support voltage regulation and to improve the resilient of the local distribution network.

As a colleague in the Section for Dynamical Systems you will be part of a large, vibrant and welcoming environment which is internationally rooted. DTU is located in the greater Copenhagen area, which is acknowledged for its excellent standards of living, childcare and welfare system.

Responsibilities and tasks
You will work in a multi-disciplinary team and will be responsible for contributing actively into EbalancePlus (H2020) and Flexible Energy Denmark (FED) project, and developing algorithms to unlock energy flexibility and resilient control algorithms and electricity markets management platforms and contribute to the projects software developments.

  • You will investigate and research the existing and future electricity markets with the focus on price/CO2 based solutions
  • You will research new methods and technologies to integrate exiting energy tools and model for EbalancePlus and FED project
  • You will engage in exploiting novel combinations and synergy effects with other methodologies researched and used at the section;
  • In collaboration with your colleagues, you will engage in project management activities and funding applications related to your field of research;
  • You will work in close collaboration with academic and industry partners, as well as with municipalities;

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We expect you to have a strong power systems backgrounds with advanced programming skills. In the assessment of the right candidate, consideration will be given to

  • Research experience in the Energy System and electricity markets
  • Research vision and potential
  • knowledge of the optimization
  • Expertise with Matlab, GAMS, OpenDSS, Phython and version control Git.
  • Experience of data analysis, model buildings and forecastings
  • International project experience and the evidence of successfully delivering the research output is essential
  • Internal and external collaboration
  • Strong communication skills

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.

The position is a one year full-time position. The starting date is 1 February 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information or questions regarding this post may be obtained from Senior Researcher, Razgar Ebrahimy,, +45 4525 3756.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 20 January 2022 (local time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

Applications 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.

The Dynamical Systems section
The Dynamical Systems section conducts fundamental, advanced, strategic and applied research in the area of dynamical systems. This involves both deterministic and stochastic systems, discrete and continuous systems, deductive and inductive model building, forecasting and descriptions, as well as control and optimization and energy model integrations.

DTU Compute
DTU Compute is a unique and internationally recognized academic department with 385 employees and 11 research sections spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. We conduct research, teaching and innovation of high international standard – producing new knowledge and technology-based solutions to societal challenges. We have a long-term involvement in applied and interdisciplinary research, big data and data science, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), smart and secure societies, smart manufacturing, and life science. At DTU Compute we believe in a diverse workplace with a flexible work-life balance.

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