Postdoc in MV Electrolyzer Power Converters (2023-224-05203)

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Deadline: ; · AAU Energy · Deadline April 12. 2023

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, AAU Energy, a position as Postdoc in Post Doc in MV electrolyzer power converters is open for appointment from 1 July 2023 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years.

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 "POWER ELECTRONICS PACKAGING,  MATERIALS AND EMERGING APPLICATIONS " and the Postdoc will be positioned to the section for Power Electronics System Integration and Materials “PE-SIM”.

Research areas will be within low- and medium voltage wide band gap (WBG) power electronic converters.

The applicants must hold, or soon be getting a PhD degree in electrical engineering. Experience is required on medium voltage power electronics converters based on 10kV wide band gap transistor technology.

The candidate should know the theory of wide bandgap power devices and have experience in the power converter stack 3 phase hardware development and build up using 10kV SiC power modules. Experience is required with double pulse test of 10kV SiC power modules, real-time control of SiC based power converters for medium voltage applications. The candidate should be familiar with grid integration strategies including control architectures that are used in connection with renewable energy sources.

The work is carried out with external partners, so collaboration skills are required. Adequate English skills to conduct work tasks are required.

The applicant should have written scientific articles published at journals/transactions and conferences.

Required working experiences with MV converters for voltages above 2000V and currents above 10A using WBG power semiconductor devices.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor, Stig Munk-Nielsen, 22915029, 

Qualification requirements: 

Appointment as Postdoc 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 a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

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.

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


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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