Assistant Professor in Intelligent Power Electronics for Batteries (2023-224-05193)

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Deadline: ; · AAU Energy · Deadline March 31. 2023

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, AAU Energy, a position as Assistant Professor in Intelligent Power Electronics for Batteries is open for appointment from 1st November 2023 or soon hereafter. The position is for 3 years, but with an ending date to later than 31st August 2027.

Job description

Aalborg University contributes to the knowledge building of the global society as well as the development of prosperity, welfare, and culture of Danish society. This is accomplished through research, research-based education, public sector services and knowledge collaboration.
Aalborg University educates students for the future and activities are based on a dynamic and transformative collaboration with the surrounding community.

AAU Energy is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings.
AAU Energy has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and mechatronic energy technology. AAU Energy has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is in Aalborg.

The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future. AAU Energy has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 25 are administrative staff. In addition, AAU Energy constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world.

Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent.

The position is offered in relation to the research program "Battery Systems" and the Assistant Professor will be positioned to the section for “Power Electronics System Integration and Materials”.

Research areas will be within intelligent power electronics for smart batteries, including advanced AI techniques based on on-line self-learning. The work will focus on modeling and testing AI-based solutions and contributions in the design and control of smart battery systems to prolong battery lifetime perspectives through in-silico (e.g., different simulation platforms) and in-vitro (e.g., controller/power hardware-in-the-loop) studies.

Teaching will primarily be in modeling, stability, and AI-based control of power electronics-based power systems, storage systems, electro-mobility at BSc, MSc and PHD level, but also in other study programmes at the University.

It is expected that applicants should have great experience within intelligent and robust control of power electronics & systems demonstrated by publications in highly ranked international journals/conferences. The ideal candidate for this position should have experiences in experiment development and testing with real-time simulator like for ex. OPAL-RT and power/controller hardware-in-the-loop (interface with power amplifiers for testing the influence of physical equipment either power hardware or controller prototypes on simulated infrastructure).

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Remus Teodorescu, +45 27879808,  

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Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as an Assistant Professor presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment.

Appointment as an Assistant Professor cannot exceed a period of four years in total in a temporary position (appointment at Assistant Professor level cannot exceed a period of eight years in total in Denmark).

The application must contain the following: 

  • A statement outlining your reasons for applying, and intentions and visions with, the position.
  • Your curriculum vitae, including personal data, educational background, scientific qualifications, dissemination skills, participation in committees and boards, and additional qualifications relevant for the position.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • A complete list of publications.
  • Publications you wish to be considered by the assessment committee. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • A specification of your teaching qualifications relative to the teaching portfolio. If this is not enclosed you must include an explanation for its absence.
  • References/recommendations.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

Shortlisting will be applied. After the review of any objections regarding the assessment committee, the head of department, with assistance from the chair of the assessment committee, selects the candidates to be assessed. All applicants will be informed as to whether they will advance to assessment or not.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure, please contact Mathilde Vestergaard HR-Servicecentre EST by mail .

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here  


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

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