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Senior Researcher in Electric Power Systems

Technical University of Denmark - Department of Electrical Engineering

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th December 2018
Closes: 18th December 2018

The Department of Electrical Engineering invites applicants for a position as a senior researcher at our Center for Electric Energy and Power.

The position is anchored in the research group ‘Electric Power Systems’. The group is working in the area of operation, control, and protection of complex electric power and energy systems based on fluctuating renewable energy resources. The research focuses on among others the methods for evaluation of the impact of solar PV and wind power on power system operation and control, real time stability and security assessment, and wide area monitoring, protection and control methods. 

You are expected to do research in the field of design, operation and resilience of electric power grids with extensive large-scale integration of renewable energy sources, considering e.g. power electronic-connected units, HVDC and active distribution grids. Your research is expected to be based on novel numeric and analytical computational methods and apply modern analytics. 

Responsibilities and tasks

CEE strives for academic excellence in research, education, and innovation within electric power and energy, and as a senior researcher, you are expected to contribute to our common goals through your activities and in close and rich collaboration with your colleagues at the centre. 

You duties are high-level research and innovation. You will contribute to development of the research area of operation and control of renewable based power and energy systems by development of new methods, tools and innovative solutions. Your research could address challenges related to high penetration of power-converter-based energy resources, active distribution grids with a level of autonomy, and incorporation of cyber-physical aspects. You research may take benefit of our experimental and simulation platforms in PowerLabDK ( 

Your research will contribute to CEE’s overall research aim, namely the development of new knowledge and solutions, which enable the most integrated, marked-based, and flexible energy system based on digital technologies and renewables in a reliable and affordable manner. Specifically, your research will contribute to the three overarching research themes of the centre: Digital energy solutions, Interconnected energy system and Optimized electric energy technologies.

Application procedure

To apply, please read the full job advertisement at

Application deadline: 18 December 2018.

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 6,000 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society, and our 11,200 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. 

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