Research Associate (Postdoc) in Energy Informatics for the Design of Future Electricity Systems
University of Luxembourg
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SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services.

We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role...

Successful candidates will join the young, vibrant, and interdisciplinary FINATRAX Research Group, which builds bridges between business research and information systems engineering.

The group conducts research on the application and the impact of digital technologies like DLT / Blockchain, Digital Identities, Machine Learning / AI, and IoT / 5G on organisations from both the private and public sectors.

The group consists of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers from diverse business, technology), united in pursuit of sustainable technologies that positively impact society.

The FINATRAX Research Group has multiple years of experience with European and national research projects in the area of energy markets and systems and a broad network of industry partners.

Candidates will pursue their career with exclusive access to industry data and multiple opportunities for research collaborations.

We offer two different career paths for scientific staff, depending on their focus on an academic or industry career. In our academic track, candidates focus on publications, research grants, teaching experience, and community engagement, while maintaining a positive relationship to industry to get access to first-hand research data.

In our industry track, candidates will prepare themselves for a career in industry or in a start-up while utilitzing their previous theoretical knowledge.

They will build relationships with our industry partners while having freedom to pursue their own ideas in an innovative and dynamic environment.

Successful candidates will perform the following tasks (weighting according to chosen track) :

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Providing guidance to PhD and master students
  • Communicating and working with companies in the energy sector and stakeholders in government
  • Preparing research proposals to attract industry partnerships as well as national and European grant projects
  • Managing research projects and preparing project deliverables
  • Your Profile...

    Qualifications : The candidate should possess a PhD degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical or Power Systems Engineering, Energy Informatics, Information Systems (Engineering), Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or a related field.

    What we are looking for :

  • A collaborative team player with a desire to make a personal impact within our interdisciplinary research group
  • The commitment to participate in the design and implementation of high-quality solutions that solve significant problems
  • Self-initiative, creativity, curiosity, flexibility and enthusiasm to work
  • Prior experience in publishing high-quality and high-impact research (including publications in top-tier journals and conference proceedings)
  • Knowledge and Experience :

    The candidate should have strong knowledge and / or experience in :

  • Quantitative research method(s) and techniques such as optimization algorithms or statistical methods
  • The candidate should have basic knowledge and / or experience in at least two of the following areas :

  • Management of research projects
  • Decentralization of electricity systems and markets
  • Challenges of renewable electricity feed-in
  • Characteristics and functioning of electricity grids
  • Communication protocols and processes in the energy system
  • Technical attributes of flexibility options like batteries or demand side management
  • Electricity markets and revenue opportunities
  • Regulation of the electricity system in Europe
  • For collaboration within the group, the candidate should be open to technologies, such as DLT / Blockchain, Digital Identities and Machine Learning / AI or applications of these technologies in other areas, such as the public sector.

    Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of either French, German or Luxembourgish are not a requirement to apply .

    Here’s what awaits you at SnT...

  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family . At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more
  • Find out more about us!

    In Short...

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 24 Month (extension possible)
  • Work Hours : Full Time Hours per Week
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Job Reference : UOL04685
  • The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR (full time)

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