Postdoc in Functional Modelling using Multilevel Flow Modelling

Updated: about 2 months ago

The Department of Electrical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) seeks qualified and talented candidates for a vacant Postdoc position in a project on Multilevel Flow Modelling (MFM) for Plant Safety Assessment, Operation and Maintanence  within the Automation and Control Group (AUT)

The purpose of the project is to investigate how to do use Multilevel Flow Modelling (MFM) for Plant Safety Assessment, Operation and Maintanence.

The postdoc should have a engineering background from mechanical, chemical or nuclear engineering.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Current research in Multilevel Flow Modelling (MFM) at DTU Electrical Engineering is developing MFM based reasoning algorithms and software tools for the analysis of MFM for maintenance applications, extending MFM methodology to represent mechanical components, interface MFM models with mechanical signals (e.g. vibration), integrate MFM reasoning with condition monitoring and maintenance planning. 

The project is a continuation of the larger project on “Water Management” funded by Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Center (DHRTC). MFM plays a central role as a methodology for representation of plant knowledge and for decision support of operators. MFM is the technology basis for AlarmTracker software developed by the project partner KAIROS technologies.

The team working in this area include three members at DTU Elektro and about the same number outside DTU, the additional postdoc will work within the DTU Elektro team with strong interaction with existing partners. 

Applicants to the positions should demonstrate competences within one or more of the areas, General Automation or Process control, Artificial Intelligence (rule-based systems and knowledge representation). 

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

The candidate dealing with process design and automation and plant documentation should preferably have knowledge about:

  • Good understanding of industrial automation and processes, including documentation
  • Understanding of process design, including safety studies like HAZOP
  • Knowledge-based systems
  • Functional modelling using MFM

The following personal characteristics describe the perfect candidate:

  • You enjoy working with complex multi-disciplinary topics in a team
  • You are motivated by both individual and team accomplishments
  • You thrive on collaboration and teamwork

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. The period of employment is 2 year. 

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Head of Group Professor Ole Ravn, , tel.: +45 4525 3560. 

You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering at .

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
Please submit your online application no later than 29 March 2021 (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)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Your ORCID ID number

Applications and enclosures 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.

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