Postdoc in optimization and advanced control of renewable power plants - DTU Wind

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Postdoc in optimization and advanced control of renewable power plants - DTU Wind
Roskilde, Denmark

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Job Description

We seek an enthusiastic and engaged postdoc willing to be part of a world-leading research environment and contribute to developing optimization and advanced control of Renewable Power Plants (RPPs). You will get the opportunity to participate and influence the development of advanced renewable power plants in collaboration with the top universities wind energy research in Europe and beyond. 

The Division for Wind energy systems at the Department of Wind and Energy Systems provides cutting-edge research in sustainable, reliable and cost-efficient energy systems to the benefit of society. At the Department, you will enjoy the advantages of a creative and inspiring work environment shared with about 400 highly skilled and motivated colleagues.

Responsibilities and qualifications
You will be part of a dynamic work environment with a pleasant team atmosphere, where you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your academic, industrial, and personal skills. Besides cutting-edge research, postdocs are given the opportunity to coordinate work-packages in national and international research projects, collaborate with industry, write research proposals, teach courses, and co-supervise PhD and MSc students, which allows them to develop necessary skills for the next stages of their career.

As a postdoc, you are expected to carry out high-quality research on the intersection of data science, optimization and control, all with applications to wind energy science. You will be a part of an international team developing open-source tools capable of supporting the development of multi-disciplinary and multi-objective optimized renewable power plants control functions for grid compliance and services. 

We are looking for a self-motivated and team-oriented person who thrives in a collaborative environment and enjoys working with complex, multi-disciplinary topics. As postdoc you are also expected to build strong collaborative links with external partners in order to strengthen the impact of our research. 

In summary, the principal duties and responsibilities of the Postdoc are:

  • Actively engage in education – lecturing and/or supervision
  • Perform research in electrical design and control of RPPs.
  • Consolidate the research impact in collaboration with the RPPs team as well as other research departments, industry and grid operators.
  • Participate and contribute to the international IEA Wind Tasks cooperation between other universities, industry partners and grid operators. 
  • Disseminate your research in conferences and high impact journals.
  • Engage in supervision Master and PhD students.

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

Candidates with the following expertise and qualifications will be preferred:

  • Educational background in power system and / or electrical engineering.
  • Optimization and control ideally with application to renewable energy science
  • Deep technical knowledge in wind power plants support in distributed power systems
  • Expertise in TSO/DSO coordination
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct outstanding research with measurable impact.
  • Experience with other technical tools such as Python, Matlab and Matlab Simulink
  • Experience with publication of research results in conferences and journal articles.
  • Commitment and experience with education – lecturing and / or supervision.
  • Proficiency in the English language

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 years. The desired starting date is the 15th of May 2024, but it can be changed upon mutual agreement. This is a full-time position.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here .

Further information 
Further information may be obtained from Head of Section Gregor Giebel ([email protected] ) and/or Assoc. Professor Anca D. Hansen ([email protected] ) or Assoc. Professor Kaushik Das ([email protected])

You can read more about the Department of Wind and Energy Systems at   

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

Working in Denmark has a good work-life balance. Health insurance is free, the benefits for young parents are world class, and the remuneration is allowing to also use the 6 weeks of holidays.

Application procedure 
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 12 February 2024 (23:59 Danish time).

Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply now", 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 – in English)
  • List of publications 
  • A research statement (2-3 pages) explaining your ideas and relevant literature.
  • Please ensure to merge all materials into one document before submission.

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.

About DTU Wind and Energy Systems
DTU Wind and Energy Systems, which used to be a division of Risø National Laboratory (until 2012), has undertaken basic research, teaching and commercial activities in all aspects of wind energy since the mid-1970’s. DTU Wind and Energy Systems is now the world’s largest public research institute for wind energy, with 400 staff members. The department is internationally recognized as being in the forefront of wind energy technology and smart energy systems research. The department has 4 divisions: i) Materials and Components for Wind Energy, ii) Wind Turbine Technology, iii) Wind Energy Systems, and iv) Power and Energy Systems. At the department, we educate and train the next generation of engineers for a sustainable energy future. We collaborate with global leaders in industry and public authorities around the world to research and develop new technologies and services to power the green transition.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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Job Info
  • Job Identification 3068
  • Job Category VIP B
  • Posting Date 01/29/2024, 05:18 AM
  • Apply Before 02/12/2024, 05:59 PM
  • Locations Frederiksborgvej 399, Roskilde, 4000, DK

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