Postdoc in Dymola Modelling for Establishing a Software-in-the-Loop Platform

If you are looking to step up with you career and combine physical models with advanced data driven models, this is the right position for you. The Dynamical Systems section (DynSys) within DTU Compute has a group of 25 people working on the energy system applications, helping to advance the green energy transition. Many of your potential colleagues have strong competencies in data driven models. However, in order to test the advanced controls, we need well-made simulation environments. Hence, we are looking for an eager researcher who is not afraid of combining different fields in order to help us build simulation environments in Dymola. We can offer you top notch research environment, good work-life balance and lots of opportunities to develop your career, as we have many running projects. 

Your overall focus will be working on applied research projects. Within this position you will create buildings’ models (including hydraulic modelling) and oversee setting up the simulation environments, validating the models, testing the advanced controls, and applying it to the real systems. From time to time, you will help write project proposals. You are not expected to teach ithis position.

Further responsibilities include:

  • you will create models of air-cooled data centers in Dymola, Modelica
  • you will model buildings, such as schools and residential buildings, including the HVAC systems, using the Dymola fluyd library- you will collaborate on your tasks with the colleagues from the group
  • you will proactively suggest improvements in the modelling approaches to your colleagues
  • you will collaborate with different partners, including companies
  • you will contribute to supervision of bachelor, master and PhD students.


  • You have extensive experience in modelling in Dymola and you have possibly experience with the IBPSA building Modelica library
  • You understand physical models well, and you are familiar with developing hydraulic models (heat transmission, fluid pressure etc. are included in your modeling tasks)
  • You have experience in modeling systems by means of monitoring data
  • You have experience in tuning white-box models
  • You have experience in applying your work to energy systems
  • Possibly, you have experience with the Functional Mockup Interface, which you possibly used for Software in the Loop or Hardware in the Loop purposes.
  • Possibly, you have experience in co-simulation or Hardware in the Loop
  • C++, Python Knowledge, R knowledge are a strong plus, but not a requirement

As a formal qualification, you must hold a PhD degree (or equivalent).

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.

Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. 

The period of employment is one year. Starting date is 1 February 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

You can read more about career paths at DTU here

Further information
Further information may be obtained from Dominik Franjo Dominković, and Davide Calie,  

You can read more about DTU Compute at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.    

Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 19 December 2021(Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • Portfolio (a list) of your previous work in Dymola/Open Modelica

Applications 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 Compute
DTU Compute is a unique and internationally recognized academic department with 385 employees and 11 research sections spanning the science disciplines mathematics, statistics, computer science, and engineering. We conduct research, teaching and innovation of high international standard – producing new knowledge and technology-based solutions to societal challenges. We have a long-term involvement in applied and interdisciplinary research, big data and data science, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), smart and secure societies, smart manufacturing, and life science. At DTU Compute we believe in a diverse workplace with a flexible work-life balance.

Technology for people
DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Deadline: 2021-12-19 at 23:59
Unit: DTU Compute

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Post expires on søndag december 19th, 2021