Postdoc in Dynamics and Control of Low Inertia Systems

onsdag 02 jun 21

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Are you keen on participating in developing and demonstrating novel tools to provide a complete solution for all stages of a Microgrid/Energy Island and Multi-Microgrid applications? Do you want to establish your career as a scientist and are looking to be a want to be a front runner in the forefront of innovation in Microgrid?

Centre for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at the Department of Electrical Engineering invites applicants for a post-doctoral Research Associate to work as part of the project “REnewable Energy EMPOWERing European and InDian communities (RE-EMPOWERED)” funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 Innovation Actions program.

You will be responsible for developing tools and solutions for Microgrids that can deliver monitoring and management functions. In addition, investigating into the dynamics of low inertia power systems, in particular on grid-forming converters. In particular, you will be responsible for:

  • Analyze the load characteristics and unlock their flexibility to be leveraged in demand-side management (DSM) scheme
  • Develop strategies for the Microgrid for the effective restoration of the energy supply in the event of shutdowns
  • Conduct a thorough analysis of relevant standards applicable for smart grids on data collection, communication, and exchange
  • Small signal and transient study on low inertia power system composed of multiple power electronic converters
  • Work a power hardware in the loop testing of power converter platform for validating the strategies and algorithms for ensuring the stable operation of the low inertia systems

The candidate needs to have:

  • Research interests and a scientific track record in research fields of microgrid, power converters, low inertia power system
  • Prior experience in working with communication protocols such as Modbus and data management
  • Experience in real-time simulation programs 
  • Experience in working with power converter hardware and control
  • Excellent communication skills in English.

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

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

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Senior Researcher, Guangya Yang,, mob: +45 5327 3699.

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 22 June 2021 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

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

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

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