Doctoral Position in IT-based Decision Systems for E-Mobility
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg, 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.

The Centre is rapidly expanding its research activities and is seeking highly motivated PhD candidates who wish to pursue research in close cooperation with our partners.

For further information you may check : and https : / / wwwen.uni.lu / snt / research / finatrax

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 a strong and motivated research group led by Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen. The group consists of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers coming from different technology-related disciplines to pursue leading edge research and to transfer the results into practice.

Based on the broad variety of industries and sectors that are reshaped by digital transformation, successful candidates will have the opportunity to investigate other research areas and design an individual research portfolio.

As such, successful candidates will be able to align the skills that they learn pursuing a doctorate with their personal goals and interests.

Successful candidates will have the opportunity to build an important contribution to shape the future of mobility in Luxembourg.

Therefore, you will be among other research activities working together in a research project with the foundation of Enovos Luxembourg S.

A., the major energy supplier in Luxembourg. The topic of the project is Incentivized Charging Scheduling for Electrical Vehicles and it concerns the development of an EV charging scheduling system which is attractive to end users, fits into energy suppliers market strategies, and maximizes the benefits of all involved parties without overloading the energy grid infrastructure.

The project is held in close collaboration with the technical committee of the Enovos Foundation and, as the successful candidate, you will be expected to program prototype tools showcasing the practical benefits of your research outcomes.

Next to these activities, successful candidates will carry out research in the context of Prof. Fridgen’s PayPal-FNR PEAL Research Grant with the topic digitalization of energy systems.

You will be required to perform the following tasks :

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • Survey the scientific literature in the relevant research domains
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Communicate with the partner to collect requirements and report results
  • Support the implementation of proof-of-concept software tools
  • Your Profile

    What we’re looking for :

  • The interest and desire to work in interdisciplinary teams
  • A desire to deliver the best solutions in the highest quality
  • The ability to work in a team, motivation, self-initiative, flexibility, and willingness to work
  • Sound analytical skills
  • Solution-oriented working habits
  • The willingness to assume responsibility
  • An excellent degree
  • Experience : The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and / or experience in a number of the following topics :

  • Knowledge in at least one major programming language (e.g., Python, MATLAB, Java)
  • Knowledge in optimization, simulation and decision systems
  • Ideally knowledge in electricity markets
  • Ideally knowledge on electric vehicle charging
  • The ideal candidate should furthermore have a strong interest in digitalization and electric mobility. Skills in related domains (e.

    g. financial markets) will be appreciated.

    Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are required. Knowledge of German or Luxembourgish is desirable.

    Qualification : The candidate should possess an MSc degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Information Systems Engineering, Power Systems Engineering, or Industrial Engineering.

    We require commitment, team working, and a critical mind of the candidate. Proven research experience will be considered as an advantage (publications, awards, and other relevant aspects included in the CV will be considered).

    Here’s what awaits you at SnT

  • A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
  • 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
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