Postdoc position at Delft University of Technology TUDelft, The Netherlands

Postdoc Interoperability of Control and Protection in the High Voltage Direct Current Power System – Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, 2022

The Netherlands

Postdoc position is available to work on novel aspects of hardware in the loop control and protection concepts in the multi-terminal HVDC power system at Electrical Sustainable Energy Department, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc position
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 4 Years
Salary: 2.846,00 - 4.490,00 Euro/Month

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands


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Qualification Details

  • Solid knowledge of Power Electronics, control and protection for HVDC, and Electrical power systems.
  • Very good experience and solid background in real-time hardware-in-the-loop testing using RSCAD/RTDS.
  • Very good experience in the PSCAD simulation.
  • Completed a Ph.D. degree in a highly technical related discipline, and you were at the top of your class.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills and if possible, several years of experience in this discipline. You can understand literature in both disciplines.
  • The minimum requirement of a TOEFL score of 100 IELTS of 7.0 per sub-skill (writing, reading, listening, speaking) applies to all candidates wanting to pursue a Postdoc at TU Delft.
  • You enjoy performing research. You are independent, self-motivated, and eager to learn.
  • You are keen to work with partners to link real-world challenges to fundamental research questions.

Responsibilities/Job Description

In the framework of the ongoing planned research conducted with TSOs and vendors, two postdoc positions are available. The project deals with the investigation of the interaction between the control and protection in multi-terminal HVDC (MTDC) power systems during different system scenarios (e.g. AC/DC faults). The project will include extensive testing using online real-time simulation RSCAD/RTDS and offline PSCAD simulation. Close cooperation with the industry will be maintained.

We offer four-year postdoctoral appointments (starting with a one-year contract), with an anticipated date in late 2022 and/or beginning 2023. You will be a member of the section Intelligent Electrical Power Grids that makes part of the Electrical Sustainable Department (ESE) within the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science. This project offers excellent opportunities to work in a dynamic team consisting of experts from academia, utilities, and manufacturers. By conducting off-line simulations and validating them with hardware in the loop testing, our intention in this project is to investigate how the future multi-terminal HVDC grid will behave, so that we can enhance the reliability of future systems which yet are supposed to be built.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: TUD02349

Application Procedure

The applications for this post should be submitted through the application button. A motivation letter can be addressed to IEPG section. Please submit:

  • your CV with a list of (academic and/or industry) references that we can contact,
  • a list of grades of your qualifying degrees (BSc, MSc),
  • a cover letter that details your motivation and fit to the job requirements.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

About the Department/Section/Group

The research in the Department of Electrical Sustainable Energy is inspired by the technical, scientific, and societal challenges originating from the transition towards a more sustainable society and focuses on three areas:

  • DC Systems, Energy Conversion and Storage (DCE&S)
  • Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD)
  • Intelligent Electrical Power Grids (IEPG)

The Electrical Sustainable Energy Department provides expertise in each of these areas throughout the entire energy system chain. The department owns a large ESP laboratory assembling High Voltage testing, DC Grids testing environment, and a large RTDS that is actively used for real-time simulation of future electrical power systems, AC and DC protection, and wide-area monitoring and protection.

The Intelligent Electrical Power Grid (IEPG) group, headed by Professor Peter Palensky, works on the future of our power system. The goal is to generate, transmit and use electrical energy in a highly reliable, efficient, stable, clean, affordable, and safe way. IEPG integrates new power technologies and smart controls, which interact with other systems and allow for more distributed and variable generation.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

This position is a 4 years assignment, starting with a 1-year contract.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

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Contact details

We offer a pleasant working environment within a dynamic and highly knowledgable team consisting of experts from TSO/DSO utilities. For more information about this vacancy and the application procedure, please contact Dr. A. Lekic .

For information about the selection procedure, please contact Carla Jager, Secretary, IEPG group.

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