Pre-announcement of 15 Early-Stage Researcher (ESR) positions for the European Training Network in the field of Cyber-Physical Energy Systems

Thursday 29 Apr 21

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InnoCyPES, to be funded under H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), Innovative Training Networks (ITN), is making a preannouncement of the available positions for talented, enthusiastic, and ambitious candidates to make excellent research and breakthroughs in the field of cyber-physical energy systems. All the 15 ESRs will enroll in PhD programmes and be employed for 36 or 48 months in the network by 7 academic and 4 industrial beneficiaries, together with 10 partner organizations.

InnoCyPES targets at the bottlenecks of digital transformation of the current energy system, where the ESRs are expected to study and improve various facets of digitalized and interconnected energy systems.

Benefits to join the network
All InnoCyPES ESRs will benefit from:

  • Extensive training in technical and transferrable skills;
  • A competitive salary including mobility and family allowances;
  • Interdisciplinary, International and Intersectoral secondment experience;

Qualifications
Applicants shall have proven interest in interdisciplinary and intersectoral research, with specific interest in the InnoCyPES research areas as evidenced by the application documents. Besides, the following requirements are to be met:

  • have obtained Master’s degree or equivalent;
  • have an excellent academic record (grades of B or higher) and good command of English (minimum C1 or equivalent);
  • have engineering background relevant to the following areas but not limited to: information science, energy systems engineering, or social science;

Requirements
The applicants must fulfill the following conditions according to definitions from H2020-MSCA-ITN: 1) Early-stage researchers; 2) Mobility Rule.

Are you interested?
If you are interested in this exciting and challenging opportunity, please click on "Apply online" and attach the following documents in one PDF file in order to start an initial dialogue about the opportunities,

  • Application letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Qualification evidence including MSc and BSc transcripts

Please send us your request no later than 31 May 2021 (Danish time). As we regularly process inquiries, we would recommend that you contact us as soon as possible.

The recruitment process follows the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.

In case of questions, please contact project coordinator Senior Researcher Guangya Yang gyy@elektro.dtu.dk, +45 5327 3699.

Disclaimer: The grant agreement is still in the signing phase therefore this is a preannouncement of the positions. In the unlikely possibility that the grant agreement is not signed with EU, any incurred costs related to this will not be reimbursed.


Open ESR positions

ESR1: IoT network design and reliability evaluation for energy sector

  • Host organisation: University of Utrecht, Netherland
  • PhD-enrolment: University of Utrecht
  • Duration: 48 months
  • Expected start date: ~Nov 2021
  • Secondment: Ørsted (6 months), EDF (4 months)
  • Research directors:
    Prof. Madeleine Gibescu m.gibescu@uu.nl
    Dr. Thierry Coste thierry.coste@edf.fr
    Dr Karsten Hvalkof Andersen KAHAN@orsted.dk

ESR2: Information model development for multiple actors’ coordination

ESR3: Cyber-physical smart grid intrusion detection

ESR4: Large scale data management and integration

ESR5: Enriching system measurements for machine learning applications

  • Host organisation: Technische Universiteit Delft, Netherlands
  • PhD-enrolment: Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft)
  • Duration: 48 months
  • Expected start date: Sep-Nov 2021
  • Secondment: DEPsys, Switzerland (4 months), University of Salento, Italy (4 months)
  • Research directors:
    Prof. Peter Palensky P.Palensky@tudelft.nl
    Dr. Omid Alizadeh-Mousavi omid.mousavi@depsys.ch
    Dr. Simon Tindemans S.H.Tindemans@tudelft.nl [contact for further information]

ESR6: Operation, maintenance and investment strategy for offshore energy hub

  • Host organisation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • PhD-enrolment: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Expected start date: ~Nov 2021
  • Secondment:  EQN (3 months), ICL (3 months), SGRE (4 months)
  • Research directors:
    Prof. Alexey Pavlov alexey.pavlov@ntnu.no
    Dr. Børre Tore Børresen btbo@equinor.com
    Prof. Damiano Varagnolo damiano.varagnolo@ntnu.no

ESR7: Real-time analytics on high fidelity synchronized measurement

  • Host organisation: Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
  • PhD-enrolment: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Expected start date: ~Nov 2021
  • Secondment: INESC-ID (3 months), AIT (3 months), SGRE (4 months)
  • Research directors:
    Prof. Elisabetta Tedeschi elisabetta.tedeschi@ntnu.no
    Dr. Francesco Marra fmarr@equinor.com
    Prof. Rui Henriques rmch@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

ESR8: Data-driven stability enhancement for cross border electric networks

  • Host organisation: Imperial College of London, the United Kingdom
  • PhD-enrolment: Imperial College of London
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Expected start date: ~Nov 2021
  • Secondment: THiL (3 months), NTNU (3 months), NARI (2 months)
  • Research directors:
    Prof. Bikash Pal b.pal@imperial.ac.uk
    Prof. Yusheng Xue xueyusheng@sgepri.sgcc.com.cn
    Prof. Damiano Varagnolo damiano.varagnolo@ntnu.no

ESR9: Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance of distribution grids

ESR10: Privacy preserved data pattern identification for improved network observability

ESR11: Digitalized power converter design for fast prototype and control appraisal

  • Host organisation: Austrian Institute of Technology, Austria
  • PhD-enrolment: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Expected start date: ~Nov 2021
  • Secondment: ETH (10 months)
  • Research directors:
    Dr. Thomas Strasser Thomas.Strasser@ait.ac.at
    Prof. Florian Dörfler dorfler@ethz.ch
    Dr. Dusan Majstorović

ESR12: Digitalizing wind turbine subsystems for fast prototyping and grid compliance

ESR13: Development of Digital Twin models for power grids

  • Host organisation: Tajfun HiL, Serbia
  • PhD-enrolment: Technical University of Denmark
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Expected start date: ~Nov 2021
  • Secondment: DTU (10 months)
  • Research director:
    Dr. Dusan Majstorovic
    Prof. Elisabetta Tedeschi elisabetta.tedeschi@ntnu.no
    Dr. Guangya Yang gyy@elektro.dtu.dk

ESR14: Cost benefit assessment to inform on competitiveness of increased digitalization in energy sector

  • Host organisation: Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • PhD-enrolment: Technical University of Denmark
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Expected start date: ~Nov 2021
  • Secondment: NTNU (2 months), INSEC (2 months), NARI (2 months), UNSW (2 months), CSIRO (2 months)
  • Research directors:
  • Dr. Guangya Yang, gyy@elektro.dtu.dk (InnoCyPES coordinator)
    Mr. Frank Martin Frank.Martin@siemensgamesa.com
    Prof. Joe Dong joe.dong@unsw.edu.au

ESR15: Sustainability, enabling framework, and policy roadmap towards increased digitalization in energy sector

  • Host organisation: Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • PhD-enrolment: Technical University of Denmark
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Expected start date: ~Nov 2021
  • Secondment: NTNU (2 months), EDF (2 months), NARI (2 months), UNSW (2 months), CSIRO (2 months)
  • Research directors:
    Dr. Emmanuel Ackom emac@dtu.dk
    Prof. Yusheng Xue xueyusheng@sgepri.sgcc.com.cn
    Dr. Per Sieverts Nielsen pernn@dtu.dk