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2020-224-02827 Postdoc in Microgrids for Space Applications and CubeSats

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology, a position as postdoc in Microgrids for Space Applications and CubeSats is open for appointment from 1 August 2020 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of 2 years. 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. The position is offered in relation to the research program "Microgrids" and the Postdoc will be positioned to the section 3 – Power Electronic Systems

Job description

The research areas will be within Space Microgrids. In Space Microgrids, the main power source is photovoltaic cells-based, with battery systems as an energy storage backup, where power converters and control methods are employed to coordinate between the power generation, storage, and conditioning. Therefore, it is expected that you have a solid background on power electronics with focus on multilevel converter topologies and discrete model predictive control methods. Having these skills for the case of modular photovoltaic systems with integrated energy storage is considered a strong asset. In addition, experience in power electronics prototyping, rapid power electronics prototyping using PLECS RT-box, OPAL-RT, as well as system integration and testing using dSPACE platforms is required. Moreover, we expect that you have a strong publication record in reputed journals and experience in teaching. Teaching activities within the position include lecturing, supervision, coordination, and planning primarily at BSc, MSc and PhD levels secondarily in other study programs at the University. 

You should envision teaching and student project supervision by using problem-based learning.

You may obtain further professional information from Prof. Josep Guerrero joz@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 Sanne Vestergaard Hejlesen by mail est-ef-hr@adm.aau.dk or phone (+45) 9940 3972. 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

2020-224-02827

Deadline

Wed Jun 10 00:00:00 CEST 2020

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