PhD Position on Energy Systems Modeling – Modelling electricity consumers’ decision making...

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 Oct 2021


KU Leuven is among the top European universities. It is a key player in the field of energy research, also through the collaboration within EnergyVille.
We offer:

  • A doctoral scholarships (fully funded) for four years (net monthly salary of about ~ €2,000), and a PhD degree in Engineering if successful
  • A highly specialized doctoral training, making the candidate expert in energy systems modeling
  • Multiple benefits (health insurance, access to university infrastructure and sports facilities, etc.)
  • The opportunity to participate in research collaborations and international conferences
  • Multiple benefits (health insurance, access to university infrastructure and sports facilities, etc.)

A targeted start date is to be agreed upon. This research is to be performed within the framework of EnergyVille, a research collaboration on sustainable energy between KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt.

Eligibility criteria

We are looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and communicative researchers with a Master of Science degree in Engineering or a related field, from a reputable institute. You should have obtained excellent study results.
Candidates should have a strong interest in energy, and especially in energy system operation and planning, as well as energy policy and modeling. Experience with Matlab/Python/GAMS/Julia is a plus. Candidates with a background in a.o. optimization, computer science, operations research are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should also have good English communication skills.

Selection process

Applicants should express their interest by sending an email to prof. Erik Delarue & Dr. Kenneth Bruninx via the dedicated email address . The email should *strictly* contain the following information in the text body, in bullets:- Name- Master degree (Master specification, University + Country, Year obtained)- Master thesis (Title, Year, Supervisor)- A one paragraph (up to half an A4 page) statement explaining the motivation for applying for this vacancy at KU Leuven. In this regard we strongly encourage you to visit the research group’s website (see link above) and have a look at some of the recent publications. Please also attach an academic CV to your email.
Do no unnecessarily wait with your application. This vacancy will close as soon as a suitable candidate has been found. Please do not directly apply in the online system as referred to below. This will be only necessary for selected candidates in a second stage. Note that if you do not receive a response to your email within two weeks, this means you have not been selected for the second stage. Decision: as soon as a suitable candidate applies. Starting Date: targeted start is October 1, 2021. Later start is possible. For more information please contact prof. Erik Delarue & Dr. Kenneth Bruninx via .

You can apply for this job no later than 31/10/2021 via the online application tool

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