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The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applicants for a position as a senior researcher at our Center for Electric Energy and Power.

The position is anchored in the research group ‘Electric Power Systems’. The group is working in the area of operation, control, and protection of complex electric power and energy systems based on fluctuating renewable energy resources. The research focuses on among others the methods for evaluation of the impact of solar PV and wind power on power system operation and control, real time stability and security assessment, and wide area monitoring, protection and control methods.

You are expected to do research in the field of design, operation and resilience of electric power grids with extensive large-scale integration of renewable energy sources, considering e.g. power electronic-connected units, HVDC and active distribution grids. Your research is expected to be based on novel numeric and analytical computational methods and apply modern analytics.

Responsibilities and tasks
CEE strives for academic excellence in research, education, and innovation within electric power and energy, and as a senior researcher, you are expected to contribute to our common goals through your activities and in close and rich collaboration with your colleagues at the centre.

You duties are high-level research and innovation. You will contribute to development of the research area of operation and control of renewable based power and energy systems by development of new methods, tools and innovative solutions. Your research could address challenges related to high penetration of power-converter-based energy resources, active distribution grids with a level of autonomy, and incorporation of cyber-physical aspects. You research may take benefit of our experimental and simulation platforms in PowerLabDK (www.powerlab.dk).

Your research will contribute to CEE’s overall research aim, namely the development of new knowledge and solutions, which enable the most integrated, marked-based, and flexible energy system based on digital technologies and renewables in a reliable and affordable manner. Specifically, your research will contribute to the three overarching research themes of the centre: Digital energy solutions, Interconnected energy system and Optimized electric energy technologies.

As an integrated part of your work, you are expected to build-up a close and confident collaboration with colleagues at CEE and DTU in general. You will also contribute to strengthening CEE’s international academic network and developing our strategic partnerships with the industry. You will develop research proposals and attract funding for realising your research and collaboration with key stakeholders, industrial partners, universities and research institutions in national and international research projects.

You will supervise PhD-students and MSc/BSc-students, and contribute to other educational activities after mutual agreement.

Qualifications
You must

  • hold a PhD degree (or equivalent), as well as academic qualifications equivalent to those obtained by holding a position as assistant professor, researcher or postdoc.
  • document didactic/pedagogic training

You have documented ability to develop the research in the area of the position. This implies an excellent record of accomplishments in terms of original scientific production at international level.

You have potential to contribute to innovation and entrepreneurship, and you have documented research management skills, including developing and realizing research plans, building collaborations, attracting funding and successfully managing research projects.

In addition, you have good dissemination and communication skills.

Important personal qualities for the position are:

  • You are driven by pushing boundaries
  • You thrive on collaboration and teamwork
  • You are focused on the process as well as the outcome

Assessment
In the assessment of the candidates, consideration will be given to:

  • Research impact and experience, funding track record, and research vision
  • Societal impact
  • Documented innovation activities, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • International impact and experience
  • Leadership potential and collaboration
  • 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.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Associate Professor Arne Hejde Nielsen, ahn@elektro.dtu.dk or Professor Jacob Østergaard, joe@elektro.dtu.dk.

You can read more about Department of Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk or Centre for Electric Power and Energy at www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk.   

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 18 December 2018 (local time). To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form.

 

The following must be attached in English: Application (cover letter)

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Teaching and research statement, with a focus on the “Assessment” bullets points listed above
  • Documentation of previous teaching and research, as related to the “Assessment” bullet points listed above
  • List of publications
  • H-index, and ORCID (see e.g. http://orcid.org/)
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)

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

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

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