Postdoc in Control and Optimization of Microgrids and Smart Energy Buildings

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, Esbjerg Energy Section a position as postdoc in Control and Optimization of Microgrids and Smart Energy Buildings is open for appointment from 1st. January 2019 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 19 months. The Department of Energy Technology is an expanding department covering most fields of Energy Technology ranging from electrical energy (Power Systems, Power Electronics, Electrical Machines) to thermal energy including Energy Systems and Fluid Mechanics and Combustion but also mechatronic systems. The department has about 280 employees – out of them are more than 110 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class, and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry. The position is offered in relation to the research program "Photovoltaic Systems" and the postdoc will be positioned to the section in Esbjerg.

Job description

Research areas will be within cover topics in the field of Control and Optimization of Smart Energy Systems, with specific focus on Implementation Model Predictive Control on DC Microgrid. This project will develop a platform for the energy management system for smart energy buildings with own renewable energy-based production and energy storage devices. The project aims at developing methods for improving the efficiency of energy uses in buildings, reducing total energy demands in buildings without compromising the level of comforts of customers.

A successful application prerequisite that the applicant demonstrates a documented expertise in most of the areas below:
•    Model Predictive Control of Smart Energy Systems
•    Implementation of Control Systems on Power Electronic Converters
•    Development of optimization algorithm for Energy Management Systems.

The position also includes collaboration with external partners from industry and academia, research work related to external projects as well as supervision of Ph.D. students.

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Amin Hajizadeh,  email:

Qualification requirements:

Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact HR-Partner Lone Lund Ørnsholt by mail or phone (+45) 9940 3494.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here.


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

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Wed Oct 03 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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