Doctoral position on the Digital Transformation of Energy Markets and Systems
Université du Luxembourg
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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Your Role

The successful candidates will join a strong and motivated research team lead by Prof. Gilbert Fridgen. They will carry out research in the context of Prof.

Fridgen’s PayPal-FNR PEARL Research Grant (e.g. on automated trading in future power systems) and / or the SynErgie II Research Project.

In SynErgie II we analyze, how the growing production fluctuation associated with an increasing share of renewables can be tackled by demand-

side flexibility of industrial energy consumers. In particular, we focus on IT-based solutions for the energy system by building a corresponding platform for future flexibility trade.

Thereby successful candidates will pursue a doctoral degree on the following topics :

  • Digital energy markets / systems
  • Smart grids
  • Platforms and decentralized energy trading
  • IT-supported integration of industrial processes into the energy market
  • The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks :

  • Carrying out research in the predefined areas
  • IT-based analysis of industrial processes and energy flexibility
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • Participating in proposal drafting
  • Assisting in organization of relevant workshops
  • For further information, please contact us at gilbert.fridgen

    Your Profile

    Qualification : We welcome candidates with a M.Sc. degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or (Industrial) Engineering, who are interested in working on the intersection field of digitalization and energy systems.

    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).

    Experience : Knowledge in the following areas is advantageous but not mandatory :

  • Knowledge about the energy system or energy markets
  • Knowledge about the potential of digital technologies
  • Basic development skills in Java or Python
  • Basic skills in modelling and optimization
  • Language Skills : Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English are mandatory. Knowledge of French or Luxembourgish is desirable.

    For SynErgie II, German language skills are mandatory, for the PEARL Grant, German language skills are optional.

    We offer

    The University offers a Ph.D. study program with an initial contract of 14 months, renewable for up to 36 months, with a further possible 1-

    year extension if required, on full time basis (40hrs / week). The University of Luxembourg offers highly competitive salaries and is an equal opportunity employer.

    You will work in an exciting international environment and will have the opportunity to participate in the development of a newly created university.

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