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Postdoctor in Energy System modelling

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Délka trvání: 1 rok
Pozice: Recognised Researcher (R2)
Země: Stockholm, Sweden
Platnost do: 10.8.2017

The envisaged research will be conducted in the context of a recently awarded Horizon 2020 European research project, aiming to build an open source toolbox for the modeling of integrated energy systems. The toolbox will be modular and adaptable, making it suitable for both detailed modelling of complex features in energy systems as well as for large-scale problems. The adaptability comes from a design where the input data defines the temporal,spatial, technological, regulatory and sectoral dimensions of the model instance. A series of case studies will further be conducted, to expand specific modelling capabilities and to deploy the toolbox to potential users. 

Candidates should have a PhD (or be near completion) in power system planning, energy market simulation, applied optimization or similar. The needed knowledge includes modelling and system simulation for large real systems. The candidate should have a strong background from at least some of the areas: variable renewable energy sources, optimization, simulation of large-scale power systems, model reduction, modelling of thermal system/district heating/hydro power systems.

The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person, who is able to work independently and has an interest for applications to real systems. Good command of English orally and in writing is required to present and publish research results. The position also includes some administration and project responsibilities since cooperation with both other persons within KTH as well as other European partners in a base for the project. Therefore, experience of working in EU projects is a merit.