Doctoral scholarship holder artificial intelligence for renewable energy

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 May 2024

30 Apr 2024
Job Information

University of Antwerp
Research Field

Computer science » Other
Engineering » Other
Technology » Energy technology
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

30 May 2024 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Let’s shape the future - University of Antwerp

The University of Antwerp  is a dynamic, forward-thinking, European university. We offer an innovative academic education to more than 20000 students, conduct pioneering scientific research and play an important service-providing role in society. We are one of the largest, most international and most innovative employers in the region. With more than 6000 employees from 100 different countries, we are helping to build tomorrow's world every day. Through top scientific research, we push back boundaries and set a course for the future – a future that you can help to shape. 

The Department of Electronics-ICT in the Faculty of Applied Engineering is looking for a full-time (100%) doctoral scholarship holder in the field of artificial intelligence for renewable energy.

This PhD opportunity within the research group Modelling for Sustainability (M4S) offers you the chance to contribute to climate change mitigation by developing novel methods for forecasting and projecting renewable energy sources, paving the way for a more sustainable future.


  • You will work actively on the preparation and defence of a PhD thesis focusing on designing and developing AI methods (physics-informed and data-driven) for forecasting and projecting renewable energy sources in a changing climate.
  • You will publish scientific articles related to the research project and present results at international conferences and meetings.
  • You contribute to national and international research projects in collaboration with key players in the energy industry.
  • You will carry out a limited number of teaching and research support tasks for a maximum of 2 hours per week.
  • You will supervise bachelor and master students.


  • You hold (obtained no earlier than 1 March 2023), or will have obtained by the time you start work, a Master's degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or related fields.
  • You have achieved a grade of at least distinction/cum laude/honors/onderscheiding for your Master's degree.
  • Your teaching competences are in line with the University of Antwerp’s educational vision .
  • Your research qualities are in line with the faculty and university research policies .
  • You act with attention to quality, integrity, creativity, and cooperation.
  • You are fluent in Python, machine learning, and deep-learning tools (e.g., TensorFlow, PyTorch).
  • You can speak and write fluently in English.
  • Prior expertise in renewable energy (solar and wind energy) is an advantage.
  • Having published in high-ranking conferences and journals in the field is an advantage.
  • You are well-organized, have strong prioritization skills, consistently deliver on time, and are capable of autonomously planning and executing tasks.

What we offer

  • We offer a doctoral scholarship for a period of 1 year. Following a positive evaluation, the scholarship can be renewed for another three years.
  • The planned start date is 1 October 2024 or as soon as possible after that date.
  • Your monthly scholarship amount is calculated according to the scholarship amounts  for doctoral scholarship holders on the pay scales for Contract Research Staff (Dutch: Bijzonder Academisch Personeel, BAP).
  • You will receive ecocheques, Internet-connectivity allowance, and a bicycle allowance or a full reimbursement of public transport costs for commuting.
  • You will do most of your work at Campus Groenenborger in a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • Find out more about working at the University of Antwerp here .

Want to apply?

  • You can apply for this vacancy through the University of Antwerp’s online job application platform up to and including 30 May 2024 (by midnight Brussels time). Click on the 'Apply' button and complete the online application form. Be sure to include the following attachments:
  • a motivation letter
  • your academic CV including the study results of your diploma as well as the details about the positioning of your grade based on the percentile or study group ranking.
  • The selection committee reviews all applications as soon as possible after the application deadline. As soon as a decision is made, we will notify you. If you are still eligible after the pre-selection, you will be informed about the possible next step(s) in the selection procedure.
  • If you have any questions about the online application form, please check the frequently asked questions  or send an email to [email protected] . If you have any questions about the job itself, please contact Hossein Tabari ([email protected]  ).

The University of Antwerp received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research Award  for its HR policy. We are a sustainable, family-friendly organisation which invests in its employees’ growth. We encourage diversity  and attach great importance to an inclusive working environment and equal opportunities, regardless of gender identity, disability, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation or age. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse characteristics to apply.

Research Field
Computer science
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Research Field
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

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University of Antwerp
Postal Code
Prinsstraat 13

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