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Postdoc in Thermal Energy - Heat Pumps and District Energy Systems

Technical University of Denmark - DTU Construct

Location: Lyngby - Denmark
Salary: Based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 26th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024

If you are establishing your career as a scientist and you are looking for the best possible foundation for fulfilling your dreams and ambitions, it is right here in front of you. We are looking for a passionate Postdoctoral Researcher in Thermal Energy with a strong research background in heat pumps and district energy (heating and cooling) systems with competitive skills in MATLAB/EES programming and Evolutionary Optimization Methods for techno-economic optimization tasks. This position is on two externally funded projects of the TES Section on the development of advanced heat pump solutions in connection with innovative district heating and cooling networks. You will be part of a very dedicated team with several more PhD and postdoc researchers, focusing on cutting-edge and applied research to address the challenges of energy systems towards sustainability.

Responsibilities and qualifications

We are looking for a candidate for a Postdoctoral Researcher position (2 years, full-time) to focus on the projects’ topics. We expect that the candidate can perform rigorous and relevant research using a combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods and extend collaborations with key academic and industrial partners at both a national and international level. We also expect that the candidate will disseminate their research findings in academic and practice-oriented outlets.

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

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. The starting date is the first of May 2024 (or according to mutual agreement). The position is a full-time position.

You can read more about career paths at DTU here.

Further information 

For further information please contact Professor Brian Elmegaard (brel@dtu.dk) and/or Senior Researcher Ahmad Arabkoohsar (ahmar@dtu.dk). 

You can read more about DTU Construct at www.construct.dtu.dk

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.

Application procedure 

To apply, please read the full job advertisement, by clicking the 'Apply' button

DTU Civil and Mechanical Engineering (DTU Construct) develops and utilizes science and technical knowledge for the benefit of society and sustainable development. We undertake research, education, innovation, and scientific advice of the highest quality within building design and processes, building construction and safety, building energy and services, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, materials technology, manufacturing engineering, engineering design, and thermal energy systems.

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DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programs, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear mission to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That mission lives on today. DTU has 13,500 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

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