Vacant positions

Postdoc in Artificial Intelligence for Power Electronics

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, a position as postdoc in Artificial Intelligence for Power Electronics is open for appointment from 01 July 2021 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 2½ years with employment in Aalborg. 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 consists of about 280 employees with more than 120 Ph.D. students. The laboratory-facilities are world-class, and the research carried out are most often in collaboration with industry.

Job description

The position is offered in relation to the research program "Efficient and Reliable Power Electronics" and the Postdoc will be positioned to the section for Power Electronic Systems.

Research areas will be primarily within artificial intelligence (AI) for health assessment of power electronic systems. The main research topics will focus on theoretical AI algorithms, stochastic degradation modeling, sensor fusion, non-invasive condition monitoring, remaining useful life prediction, and system implementations for key power electronic components and converters.
Synergy research experiences involving data science, reliability engineering, and power electronics are required. 

Candidates will be expected to document strong expertise covering the following areas: 

• Advanced AI algorithms, statistical data-driven approaches, and stochastic methods in degradation modeling and prediction for power electronic systems, e.g., Markov model, Bayesian filters, etc.
• System informatics and information fusion in remaining useful life prediction.
• Digital twin-based condition monitoring for power electronic converters.
• Efficient accelerated experiment design, physics-of-failure (PoF), and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) for wide-bandgap devices, capacitors, and converters.
• Project and teaching experiences related to prognostics and health management of power electronic systems.

The postdoc may also support teaching primarily in Artificial Intelligence and power electronic systems, but also in other study programmes at the University.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor Huai Wang, phone: +45 9940 3816, e-mail: hwa@et.aau.dk

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 Lise Søndergaard Jacobsen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 9567.

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

Agreement

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.   

Vacancy number

2021-224-03301

Deadline

09/02/2021

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