Postdoc in Advanced Concepts in Power System Security

DTU Electrical Eng
Tuesday 08 May 18

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The Center for Electric Power and Energy (CEE) at the Department of Electrical Engineering seeks qualified candidates for a two-year position as Postdoc in advanced concepts in power system security. Our research focuses on transforming the electric power system into a reliable, cost-efficient and sustainable system based on renewable energy. The center has close national and international partnerships with industry and research institutions.

We invite applications from candidates with experience in real-time security assessment and technology qualification of renewable power systems and motivation for contributing to teaching activities at the department.

The research will cover methods for real-time security assessment of transmission systems and qualification of emerging technologies two important aspects in future renewable-based power systems.

The work will be centred around our state-of-the-art real-time experimental platform for power system monitoring and control.

The research will focus on advancing methods for incorporating dynamic line rating and assessing voltage- and rotor angle stability during real-time security assessment and formulation of methods for improving the situational awareness of system operators for increasingly complex power systems.

Responsibilities and tasks  

  • Are you interested in advancing state of the art in monitoring operational security of power systems?
  • Are you capable of addressing the many-faceted challenges associated with adaptation of new technologies in power system operation?
  • Are you capable of planning and executing teaching activities on subjects within power system stability, optimization and energy systems in general?
  • Do you thrive in a dynamic research environment with a close collaboration with industry?

Then you could be our new colleague. 

You will be responsible for: 

  • developing and testing algorithms for a real-time operational environment
  • designing and prototyping tools for visualisation of complex information for enhancing the situational awareness of system operators
  • evaluating the benefits and challenges associated with applying new methods and technologies in transmission systems
  • communicating results to the scientific as well as industrial communities
  • contributing to teaching activities in M.Sc. and B.Sc. level courses and supervision of student projects
Our new Postdoc will participate in a larger project within real-time monitoring and control of power systems. Close collaboration with academic and industrial partners in the Nordic region can be expected.

Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent.

Technical and academic qualifications:
  • You have an excellent understanding of power system stability assessment and monitoring.
  • You have a documented track-record in research within power system security assessment and wide-area monitoring.
  • You have good programming skills in e.g. C/C++, Python and Matlab and may have experience with High-Performance computing.
  • You are acquainted with methodologies for qualification of new technologies in power transmission and are able to identify the central challenges when applying new technologies in operation of critical infrastructure.
  • You have teaching experiences and are inspired to contribute in the continued development of courses.

Personal characteristics: 

  • You enjoy working with complex topics.
  • You are motivated by both personal and team accomplishments.
  • You thrive on collaboration and teamwork. 

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 an 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 with the relevant union. The period of employment is two years, preferably starting on 1 July 2018.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Arne Hejde Nielsen, tel.: +45 4525 3504.

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Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 22 May 2018 (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 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.

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