Postdoc positions in the Field of Wind Farm Control

Updated: 3 months ago
Deadline: 06 Dec 2023

23 Nov 2023
Job Information

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Research Field

Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

6 Dec 2023 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Wind energy is crucial for realizing climate neutrality, energy independence, and energy security. With the increased penetration of renewables in the electricity grid, there is a strong need for control technology to determine the number of electrons to produce and their destination (e.g., grid, storage, hydrogen) for maximum value to the energy system. Whereas the technology available on the market exclusively maximizes the energy yield, the future lies with optimization for cost of valued energy, which considers energy security, storage, fluctuating electricity prices, turbine component wear, and turbine lifetime. With several partners in the EU we will develop open-source technology for resilient, and data-enabled offshore wind farm control and co-design. For multiple projects we are currently looking for several Postdocs.

1) Measuring the wake of novel wake mixing strategies using lidars

2) Integrated wind farm control, combining different flow control strategies

3) Co-design, simultaneous design of the wind farm lay-out and control strategy

4) Data-driven wind farm control (using AI to optimize the performance of wind farms).

Specific Requirements

The successful candidate has the following qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in systems and control, wind energy, aeroelastics, mechatronics, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, or a related field.
  • Fundamental knowledge in the field of control.
  • The capacity to communicate effectively with peers, students and stakeholders in the application field
  • Good programming skills are a plus: MATLAB, Python, Git
  • Fluency in English
  • An open personality and good communication skills in written and spoken English.

Additional Information

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: € 3.703 - € 4.670 per month gross). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, 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.

The positions are temporary assignments for 12 - 36 months.

Selection process

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before 6 December 2023 via the application button and upload:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Names and contact information of two referees
  • Research-oriented document (e.g. thesis, conference/journal paper)

For information about the application procedure, please contact Ms. Linda Verhaar, HR advisor, [email protected] .

Please note:
A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

Additional comments

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Jan-Willem van Wingerden, [email protected] .

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Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Delft University of Technology
Postal Code
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

Where to apply



Mekelweg 2
Postal Code

2628 CD


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