Postdoc in Power Systems Stability and Multiterminal VSC-HVDC

Updated: 16 days ago
Deadline: · Department of Energy Technology · Deadline July 8. 2021;

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Energy Technology a position as Postdoc in “Power Systems Stability and multiterminal VSC-HVDC” is open for appointment from 1st September 2021 or soon thereafter. The position is available for a period of two and half years (30 months).  The Department of Energy Technology is a dynamic engineering research department in continuous growth and inspiring surroundings. The department has a very international environment and covers all areas of clean and sustainable energy systems of the future within electrical, thermal and mechatronic energy technology. The department has campuses in both Aalborg and Esbjerg, this position is located in Aalborg. The mission is to be world leading in both research and research-based education of the energy engineers of the future. The department has approx. 300 employees of many nationalities, of which 24 are administrative staff. In addition, the department constantly has approx. 50-70 guest researchers from around the world. Research and teaching are in the absolute world elite in the field of energy, and we have extensive and leading workshop and laboratory facilities, where research and innovation are carried out in direct collaboration with industry to a great extent.

Job description

The position is offered in relation to the research program “Modern Power Transmission Systems” and the Postdoc will be positioned to the section for Electric Power Systems. The Postdoc will work on the project “HVDC GREEN: HVDC GRid for intErconnEcting Nusantara” funded by the Danida Fellowship Centre.

Research areas will be within: Power system stability and control, multiterminal VSC-HVDC, power systems modelling (RMS and EMT).

The project focuses on the Indonesian electric power system and it will assess the feasibility of implementing a HVDC solution to connect the main electric islands. The research work will center on the integration and interaction of multiterminal VSC-HVDC grids with weak AC grids, and the reinforcement of the latter.
The purpose is to define technical criteria for guarantying the stability of weak islanded AC grids connected to a multiterminal HVDC grid transmitting high amount of power relatively to the AC grids. Additionally, the candidate will develop HVDC upper-level controls for this operational scenario and for a cluster-type operation.

You may obtain further professional information from Associated Professor Filipe Faria da Silva, +45 9940 9280,

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.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

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 HR-Servicecentre EST by mail  

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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. Workplace is in Aalborg.

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