Research Assistant for the Analysis of Converter Dynamic interactions in inverter-dominated systems

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The Center for Electric Power and Energy at the Department of Electrical Engineering invites applications for one Research Assistant position in multiDC project to work in an international environment with highly noted individuals.


The research field of the position includes development of load-flow/dynamic systems models using power systems simulation tools, analysis of aforementioned systems and verification of the results in realistic environment.


Responsibilities and tasks

The Research Assistant will carry out research on low- and zero-inertia systems, analyse the dynamic interactions between elements and develop control structures to ensure the stable operation of the systems. It is envisioned that the developed control approaches will be applied to large-scale test system to assess the quality of proposed methods. The Research Assistant will also have the opportunity to apply the most promising of the developed control structures in a realistic environment in PowerlabDK.


Candidates should hold a two-year MSc (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year MSc.


A successful candidate will have a very solid background in at least five of the following points: 

  • Knowledge of power systems time- and frequency-domain analysis
  • Linear and Non-linear Optimization
  • Experience with modeling and simulation of power systems in at least one of the following tools: DigSilent PowerFactory, RTDS, Matlab/Simulink
  • Programming tools such as Matlab, Python, etc.
  • Excellent use of the English language
  • Ability to present results in technical reports, and prepare scientific papers for publication in international journals

An ideal candidate will also be self-motivated, would enjoy working with complex topics, and would thrive in a collaborative and teamwork environment.


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 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 Associate Professor Spyros Chatzivasileiadis, phone.: +45 4525 5621, e-mail:


You can read more about DTU Electrical Engineering on about the Center for Electric Power and Energy here.


Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 27 February 2020 (23:59 local 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
  • Diploma (MSc)
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)

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


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


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