DTU Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Integration of Power-to-X and Sector Coupling

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At the Department of Electrical Engineering, we seek a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Integration of Power-to-X and Sector Coupling for our Center for Electrical Power and Energy.

With this position you will get the opportunity to advance your academic career and contribute to the next major leap in sustainable energy systems. In your research you will develop operation and control solutions for Power-to-X plants and interconnected energy systems that will accelerate the green transition, and in collaboration with colleagues, you will carry the body of experience into the teaching realm. You will be part of a vibrant, welcoming, and diverse environment with an international atmosphere, encouraging creativity, empathy, team work, superb academic collaborations, and outstanding links to the front-running Danish energy industry.

The position is part of DTU’s Tenure Track program. 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. We develop talent by offering a career mentor, state-of-the-art research infrastructure, and postgraduate teacher training. DTU’s Tenure Track is an appointment of at most six years, during which you will receive career support in the form of professional and personal guidance. At the end of the tenure track appointment, you will be evaluated by an external assessment committee, who will assess your appointment to a permanent Associate Professorship. Read more about the DTU Tenure Track program at DTU at this homepage .

Responsibilities and qualifications
You are expected to be a major driver for the development of tools and methods for modelling and studying the impact of large-scale deployment of Power-to-X systems and extensive sector coupling. Your profile shall contribute to DTU’s strategic focus on sustainable transformation and digitalization. You are enthusiastic about sustainable energy management in general and feel passionate about realizing the full potential of coupling electricity with heating/cooling and the gas sector. You are expected to have a holistic approach and your playground will be simulation models considering the different objectives and the different time scales of the various energy domains including operation under market conditions. Your research will provide the basis for the future advanced coordinated operation of the entire energy system.

We welcome you as an integral part of our team of researchers that develops the solutions for the operation of the future renewable-based energy systems with optimal integration of various new technologies. You will be part of an environment where we explore and develop important new tools and methodologies for energy system operation in a future market framework, - and ultimately paving the way for a successful green transition.

You will contribute to:

  • Supervision of BSc and MSc students, and co-supervision of PhD students
  • Course design and teaching BSc- and MSc-level courses
  • Developing multi-domain simulation methods and tools that include Power-to-X and sector coupling
  • Developing Power-to-X-plant operation and control methods for optimal economic performance and system integration
  • Creating new cross sector operation methods based on the digitalization of the sectors and the regulatory setup
  • Attracting funding in cooperation with industrial partners and fellow researchers
  • Promoting our research nationally and internationally

We expect you to have a scientific background in mathematical modeling, control systems or similar. Further, it will be an advantage if you possess:

  • Good knowledge of design and operation of energy infrastructures, power/heat systems, and Power-to-X technologies
  • Understanding of the fundamental challenges in co-simulation and experience in integrating two or more energy models
  • Experience in programming and good knowledge of Python

At the end of the period as Assistant Professor, you must be able to be responsible for courses and to lecture in Danish.  Thus, you must be willing to learn Danish during the Assistant Professorship.

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

You will be assessed against theresponsibilities and qualifications stated above and the following general criteria:

  • Research experience
  • Research vision and potential
  • Leadership, collaboration, and interdisciplinary skills
  • Experience and quality of teaching
  • Societal impact
  • International impact and experience
  • Innovativeness, including commercialization and collaboration with industry
  • Communication skills

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The salary for the position will be determined by the applicant’s qualifications and in agreement with the relevant union. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities .   

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher and Research Group Leader Henrik Bindner (+45 21 36 27 86) and Professor and Head of Center Jacob Østergaard (+45 25 13 05 01).

You can read more about Center for Electric Power and Energy at www.cee.elektro.dtu.dk  and Department of Electrical Engineering at www.elektro.dtu.dk . You will have access to our cutting-edge labs for experimental activities; see www.powerlab.dk . 

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark .

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 15 February 2022(Danish 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)
  • Vision for teaching and research for the tenure track period
  • CV including employment history, list of publications, H-index and ORCID (see http://orcid.org/ )
  • Teaching portfolio including documentation of teaching experience
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)

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.

Department of Electrical Engineering educates students within electrical engineering technologies. We offer studies at BSc, MSc and PhD levels, and participate in joint international programmes. We conduct state-of-the-art research within electromagnetic systems, robot technology, power and physical electronics, acoustic environment, electro-acoustics, and electric power and energy. Our department has more than 200 members of staff.  

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