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Postdoc in Control and Grid Integration of Energy Storage Systems

SDU Electrical Engineering Section (SDU EE) invites applications for a position in Odense as Postdoc in Control and Grid Integration of Energy Storage Systems. SDU EE is part of the Mads Clausen Institute at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark. The position is available for a period of 2 years and is open for appointment from October 1st, 2019 or soon thereafter.

Job description

The successful candidate will conduct research in the field of energy storage systems with focus on grid integration, power electronic control and renewable energies through both simulations and laboratory works. He or she is also expected to collaborate with building new lab setups and participate in attracting external research funding. Experience with fund-raising and industrial collaboration will be considered as merits.

Candidates must have experience and competences in most of the following fields:

  • Power electronic control and energy management for energy storage systems such as batteries, supercapacitors, flywheels, etc.
  • Energy storage integration in microgrids and renewable energy systems
  • Hybrid energy storage systems
  • Simulation of power systems and power electronics using MATLAB/Simulink, PLECS DIgSILENT, etc.
  • Hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation and experimental implementation of power electronic systems using OPAL-RT, dSPACE, RTDS or similar tools.

We expect
Candidates must have

  • PhD in electrical power engineering or power electronics
  • documented experience with research dissemination in international scientific journals and conferences
  • experience with laboratory works 
  • team-working skills in addition to self-motivation and the ability to work independently
  • good communication skills in English 

Further information about the position is available from Associate Prof. Mehdi Savaghebi (Tel: +45 +45 6550 3693, e-mail: or Head of Section, Associate Prof. Thomas Ebel (Tel: +45 65 50 12 88, e-mail:

Requirements for the position
Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level.

Applications will be assessed by an expert. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the Faculty. 

Shortlisting may be used. Shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment panel.
An interview might be part of the assessment process.

Condition of employment 
The Postdoc position is a 2-year temporary position with research duties.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

The qualifications of applicants will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of the outcome of this assessment. Applicants may be called for an interview as part of the overall assessment. 

Applications must be submitted online using the link below. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. Please read guidelines for applicants.
The application must include:

  • a motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • curriculum vitae
  • diplomas/certificates (MSc and PhD degrees)
  • 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
  • a two-year research proposal in line with job description including the objectives, state of the art, work and time plan, etc.
  • documents of experience in laboratory tasks and if applicable industrial collaboration.
  • references/recommendations.
  • documentation of other qualifications with relevance to the position.

All documents must be in English or translated into English. 

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

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