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SDU Center for Energy Informatics (CEI) invite applications for a 3 years PhD fellowship in collaboration with the Sino-Danish Center (SDC) in Beijing, China. The starting date for the positions is as soon as possible in 2019 after the application deadline, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

SDU Center for Energy Informatics (CEI) is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative solutions that can facilitate the transition towards a sustainable energy system.

The announced PhD project is part of implementing the strategic objectives of SDC Strategic Action Plan 2019-2021 in Sustainable Energy Systems. The project is conducted in collaboration with the Chinese side of SDC, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), and will include a research stay at UCAS in Beijing (app. 9 months).

The research focus of the PhD project is to develop a digital twin of the smart energy ecosystem for facilitating industrial consumers' engagement in the sustainable energy market transformation. The project will focus on the transformation of the Danish and Chinese markets.

We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambition student with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), who can work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The preferable candidate has a master's degree related to energy technology or product development and innovation. If at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a master's degree, a letter from the master thesis supervisor attesting to the eligibility of the applicant must be provided.

The application must include a research plan of max. 3 pages, indicating the candidates expected research for the coming 3-year period. The plan must include problem motivation, state of art, research question, proposed methodology, and expected results. The research plan must address the announced topic and indicate the applicants' competence to execute the research plan. Research plans addressing other than the announced research topic will not be considered.

Further information is available by Head of Centre, Professor, PhD, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen,  

Important information before applying
Applicants are required to have a master's degree (equivalent to a Danish master's degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. If at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a master's degree, a letter from the master thesis supervisor attesting to the eligibility of the applicant must be provided.

According to the Partnership agreement between UCAS and the Danish Universities, PhD students from China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao) must be enrolled through UCAS and are therefore not eligible for this position. 

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on how to apply before applying.

The applications must include the following - the required forms must be found at the above mentioned Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants
  • Motivation letter and the research plan mentioned above. Upload both your motivation letter and research plan as one pdf in the field called "Project description" 
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of the official bachelor diploma and master's diploma and transcripts of exams in professional English translation or in Danish 
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload in one of the fields called "Publication" 
  • An official document describing both the educational structure and the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload in one of the fields called "Publication" 
  • References, you're welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, if any

If shortlisting is used, only shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

You can only apply for the position through our website

Your application must be registered in our system on the 1. juli 2019 at 23.59.59 CET at the latest.

Please write in your application that you've seen the job at Jobfinder.