Postdoc in Optimal Operation and Management of Cross-Sectoral Flexibility in Multi-Energy Systems

DTU Electrical Eng
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The Center for Electric Power and Energy at the Department of Electrical Engineering seeks a Postdoc in Optimal operation and management of cross-sectoral flexibility in Multi-Energy Systems. The period of employment is 2 years. The position is funded by the Sino-Danish project “Enhancing wind power integration through optimal use of cross-sectoral flexibility in an integrated Multi-Energy System” that aims at enhancing wind power integration through optimal use of cross-sectoral flexibility in an integrated wind-electricity-heat-gas system where the flexibility options are ingrained in both the energy infrastructures and the customer side.

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc will be part of a team working in the area of integrated energy systems and is expected to contribute to development of optimal operation and management strategies for multi-energy systems in which electricity, heat and gas (optional) subsystems interact with each other at various levels (for instance, within a district, city or region) in order to address issues of wind power integration.

The developed strategies should comply with one of the future energy market ideas where the flexibility options found in a multi-energy system (for instance, energy storage and power reduction) can be developed into a market product and traded between different market players to meet the requirements of different energy system services. Further, the developed solutions should be based on a thorough understanding of the dynamics of a multi-energy system (especially for power distribution and district heating) and the operational criteria of each sub-energy system.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree or equivalent. Candiates are expected to have strong background in at least one of the following areas: 

  • Modelling of electricity and district heating systems
  • Operation and control of electrical distribution systems and district heating systems
  • Programming, e.g. MATLAB, Modelica/Dymola or Python

 Personal skills

  • goal oriented
  • able to work individually as well as in teams and on larger projects
  • extrovert and showing initiative
  • a good communicator in English, both orally and in writing


  • Scientific production
  • Experience in participation in research and innovation projects
  • Experience with project management and fund raising
  • Experience and interest in teaching
  • Experience in dissemination

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, scientific advice and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in Northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment will be 2 years.

The main workplace will be DTU Risø Campus, Roskilde.

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Scientist Henrik W. Bindner +45 2136 2786, email:, Senior Researcher Yi Zong, or Researcher Shi You,  

You can read more about the Department of Electrical Engineering at and about the Center for Electric Power and Energy at

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 27 September 2017. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department at the Technical University of Denmark in electrical, biomedical engineering and acoustic technology. It is our goal to ensure an engineering training and research, which matches that of other leading universities around the world. The department is organized into sections each covering important areas of electrical, biomedical engineering and acoustic technologies. Including PhD students we have a total of 275 staff members. 

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and scientific advice. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,600 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.