Doctoral Position in Computer Science / Software Architecture on Digital Platforms in Smart Energy Systems (gn)
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.

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!

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from doctoral candidates in the general area of Smart Energy Systems.

SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners.

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 : / / / snt / research / finatrax.

Position Description :

Successful candidates will join a strong and motivated research group led by Prof. Dr. Gilbert Fridgen. The group is made 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 look into 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.

They will carry out research in the context of the SynErgie II Research Project (https : / / / synergie).

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.

Thereby, we collaborate with a broad variety of partners from industry and research to design the future energy system. In particular, we focus on IT-based solutions for the energy system by building a corresponding platform for future flexibility trade.

The goal is to develop a platform that allows electricity intensive companies to get access to markets for electricity and flexibility in order to use their assets to stabilize the energy system.

The bandwidth of tasks therefore reaches from the modelling of industrial processes over the design of interfaces to the analysis of market's requirements for data exchange.

Your Role

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

  • Smart grids and digital energy systems
  • IT-supported integration of industrial processes into the energy market
  • IT-Platforms to provide access and transparency to flexibility providers
  • The position holder will be required to perform the following tasks :

  • Development of a service-oriented platform architecture
  • Definition of the interfaces for data exchange between individual market participants and services
  • Modelling flexibility of industrial companies with complex interrelations and defining data exchange requirements
  • Requirement analysis for possible electricity market services
  • Design of the interface to the company-internal platforms for energy management
  • Collaboration with industrial and research partners for the implementation
  • Participating in proposal drafting
  • Assisting in organization of relevant workshops
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications
  • 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
  • Qualification : We welcome candidates with a M.Sc. degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Engineering, or similar disciplines who are interested in working at the intersection 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 : The ideal candidate should have some knowledge and experience in the following topics :

  • Software Engineering
  • Service-oriented architectures
  • and be familiar with the principles of

  • Model development and simulation
  • Agile project management
  • Optimization
  • Prior knowledge on Machine Learning, Distributed Ledger Technologies, Electricity Markets, Grid Infrastructures, or Industrial Energy Management are cherries on the cake .

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

    Here’s what awaits you at SnT

  • A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students 6 : 1. 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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