Kategoriarkiv: Social Sciences/Economics

Postdoc in Energy Economics and Regulation

The Energy Economics and Regulation group at DTU Management Engineering offers a position as Postdoc in the area of energy economics and policy with focus on market design and regulation for energy systems based on renewable production. A main focus will be on how existing market arrangements must be adapted to accommodate the physical and cost characteristics of the technologies that are served by the market. 

The Energy Economics and Regulation group is part of the Systems Analysis Division which is placed within the Department of Management Engineering at DTU. The division conducts basic and applied research within the area of energy system analysis, policy instruments, regulatory issues, energy demand, geography, economics, and climate science. 

Responsibilities and tasks
The Postdoc shall mainly work with analyses of regulation and energy policies of renewable energy integration and the adaptation of existing market arrangements to accommodate for the special characteristics of technologies present in a fossil-free system environment. This will include work within the following tasks:

    Review of existing EU and Nordic regulatory frameworks as well as new initiatives regarding market design – especially within the electricity markets but also with respect to the coupling between electricity and other energy markets and with respect to flexibility.Analysis of market design and regulatory options. Develop coherent regulatory frameworks and market designs that facilitate energy market couplings and system integration of variable renewable energy.Evaluation of consequences for various stakeholders in terms of responsibilities, expected value of investments and risk implications.Quantitative evaluation of selected market design options including feasibility studies from an investor perspective.

The Postdoc shall employ macro and micro economic theory, regulatory economics and policy analysis with a particular focus on energy systems.

The Postdoc is also expected to conduct teaching and participate in research-based public sector services and in general meetings in the Department about research and strategic issues as well as participate in collaboration with other research groups/departments at DTU.   

We are seeking candidates with a PhD degree in economics, science or engineering with experiences within regulation, market design, and energy. 

In addition to the above, the following further qualifications will be considered in the assessment:

    Strong background and interest in sustainable energy and energy systemsExperience within energy policy analysis combining economic and technical perspectivesExcellent communication skills, both in writing and oral presentationOpen-minded team player, able to work in multidisciplinary and multinational teamsA longer-term interest in pursuing a research careerAbility to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment as well as in a Danish contextProficiency in Danish (or Swedish, Norwegian) language is an advantage

The Postdoc will be selected through a competitive application process. Online applications will be screened against a set of criteria and a shortlist of candidates will be assessed in more detail by a technical committee. 

We offer
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world. 

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union. The period of employment is 2 years with the possibility of an extension. Start time: 15 October 2016.  

Systems Analysis Division, DTU Management Engineering, DTU, Produktionstorvet 426, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark.  

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Klaus Skytte, Head of Energy Economics and Regulation, tel.: +45 9351 1085. 

You can read more about Systems Analysis Division on www.sys.man.dtu.dk/research   

Application procedure
Please submit your online application no later than 20 September 2016. Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include: 

    Application (cover letter)CVDiploma (an official translation into English)List of publications

Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.  

DTU Management Engineering contributes actively to the development of management tools and optimisation of processes by using and re-thinking theoretical engineering perspectives, models and methods. Through our research and teaching we ensure an innovative, competitive and sustainable organisation and use of technologies within areas such as energy and climate, transportation, production and health both domestic and abroad.    

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

Deadline: 20 September 2016
Unit: DTU Management Engineering
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Tuesday September 20th, 2016