Call for PhD fellowships at SDU Center for Energy Informatics

SDU Center for Energy Informatics (CEI) is an interdisciplinary industry oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative ICT-based smart energy solutions that can facilitate the transition towards a sustainable energy system. The center’s strategic application domains include Smart Buildings, Smart Industries, Smart Cities and Communities, Smart Energy Business Ecosystems, and Smart Energy Networks. SDU Center for Energy Informatics is part of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Southern Denmark, and located at the main Campus in Odense.

We are looking for highly-motivated students with ambition to become researchers and invite applications for 3 years PhD Fellowships. Applicants are required to have a master in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Energy Technology at the time of employment. Applicants are required to document fulfillment of the conditions for admission to the PhD school. See here for grade conversion scheme.

Furthermore, the successful candidate

• has excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken)
• is able to work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics
• can contribute to current and future research projects

The application must include a research plan of max. 3 pages, indicating the candidates expected research for the coming 3-year period. The plan must include problem motivation, state of art, research hypothesis, proposed methodology, and expected results. The research plan must address one of the two announced topics below, and indicate the applicants’ competence to execute the research plan. Research plans addressing other than the two announced research topics will not be considered.

1. Multi-agent based modelling and simulation for the smart energy sector,
The project will target the development of multi-agent based simulations of the smart energy sector and use these simulations to investigate how influential factors relating to climate, environment, social behavior, technology, economics, policy and regulations affects the evolution of the smart energy sector. The PhD research will contribute to the design and assessment of smart energy solutions and business models in collaboration with CEI industrial partners.

2. Artificial Intelligence for energy efficient operation of cyber physical systems,
The project will address the application of Genetic algorithms and artificial neural networks for finding Pareto optimal solutions to multi-objective optimization problems in cyber physical systems. The PhD research will contribute to current and future R&D projects on optimizing industrial production facilities.

Applications will be evaluated and positions filled based on need and relevance of the group of applicants. Application deadline August 26th, 2018

Further information is available by Head of Centre, Professor, PhD, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen,

Conditions of employment

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position. The employment will cease without further notice at the end of the 3-year period. Further information about salary and conditions of employment.

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

An employed PhD fellow cannot have other paid work during the employment.

Requirements for the position
To be considered for the position it is required that the applicant meets the requirements for enrollment in the PhD school.

An expert will assess all applications. Each applicant will receive his/her own assessment.

An interview might be part of the assessment process.

Your application must be uploaded through the link “Apply Online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Please read guidelines for applicants.

All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file.

Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

The applications must include:

•    Curriculum Vitae
•    Completed application form
•    Application stating reasons for applying. Please attach your application to “application material” under “Research Plan”
•    Diplomas
•    Calculation of grade point average in this form

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

The application must be in English.

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

Further information about the PhD programme at the faculty and SDU can be found at:
The SDU PhD webpages
The faculty PhD webpages
Study in Denmark

Deadline: 26 August 2018
Unit: Faculty of Engineering
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Sunday August 26th, 2018