Researcher in modeling, analysis, and control of grid-forming converters

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 29 Sep 2023

Job description

This Researcher position aims to develop nonlinear models of grid-forming converters (GFCs) with current-limiting controls, analyze the impacts of GFCs on power system stability, and design advanced control methods for GFCs to enhance the overall system performance.

The successful candidate will work with the Division of Electric Power and Energy Systems, KTH, and develop innovative solutions for modeling, stability assessment, and control of low-inertia power systems. This research aims to understand the complex behavior of low-inertia power systems, thereby paving the path to a more sustainable future.

What we offer
  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm , in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH

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  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree 
  • A doctoral degree in Control Systems, Electrical Engineering, or related field
  • Documented research expertise on modeling and stability analysis of power converters·       Good communication skills
  • Able to develop, modify, and implement simulation models to verify the theoretical results
  • Teaching ability
  • Collaborative abilities
  • Independence
  • Awareness of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with a specific focus on gender equality

Preferred qualifications

  • Documented research expertise on modeling and stability analysis of grid-forming converters with current limitations, and advanced nonlinear control designs applied to power converters
  • Able to present research in both academic and non-academic venues and collaborate effectively in a highly interdisciplinary team
  • Able to develop, modify, and implement experimental models to verify the theoretical results
  • Experience of developing and leading activities and staff.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal skills.

Trade union representatives

You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage .

To apply for the position

Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply for this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Brief account of why you want to conduct research, your academic interests and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. Max two pages long.
  • At least two references

Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time). 

About the employment

The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 1 year, with access according to agreement.

Other information

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Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence

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