Postdoc Choice Modeling and Operations Research for EV Charging Behavior

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 31 Jan 2024

Drive the transition to a greener future via advancing sustainable urban transportation solutions. Skilled in developing mathematical models for both supply and demand of transport systems.

The post-doc will be the main researcher on the V2G-QUESTS project from the side of TU Delft. TU Delft is leading the project therefore communication with the different partners is very important. The main tasks that the post-doc needs to work on are: collecting stated choice data and estimating demand models that translate people's mode choice as well as their willingness to do charging and discharging operations in their daily mobility patterns. Such choice models should then be integrated into optimization methods, also developed by this post-doc, whose objective is to maximize sustainability, acting on prices as well as power and transport systems supply. Therefore the ideal person to take on this research work is one who understands both the modeling of travel behavior (choice modeling) and the mathematical optimization of transport systems. This work will be done in collaboration with TU Graz and The University of Edinburgh with experts on power grid optimization.

You thrive on developing mathematical models that contribute significantly to the advancement of sustainable urban transportation and Electric mobility technologies. In your contacts with your colleagues and your project partners you put your communication skills to good use. And you enjoy mentoring and interacting with students, while growing your own skills and expertise.

You also have:

  • A PhD in a relevant subject, such as transportation systems, civil engineering, operations research.
  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Advanced programming skills.
  • A keen interest in interdisciplinary research.
  • An excellent command of English, as you’ll be working in an internationally diverse community and with international partners.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (based on scale 10: €3,226.00 - €5,090.00). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service . This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values  and we actively engage  to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource availability, urbanisation and clean water. Our research projects are conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced of the importance of open science and supports its scientists in integrating open science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

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The Post-doc is funded by the DUT partnership with NWO funding the costs in the Netherlands. Other countries are also involved: Portugal, Spain, Austria, UK and Estonia.

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply no later than 1 December 2023 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

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