Postdoctoral Research Associate position

Deadline: Closed Positions

Project Title:

Enhancement of power system integrity and stability using novel sensing technologies

Project Main Objectives:

  • To develop methodologies to use synchronized measurement technology for effective monitoring of the voltage stability of power systems
  • To develop algorithms and tools to integrate sensors in order to provide the power system operator with valuable information about the integrity and possible threats to the system
  • To develop methodologies for the application of synchronized measurement technology for voltage stability enhancement of power systems
  • To develop controlled islanding methodologies for power systems to ride- through severe faults
  • To develop methodologies for the use of synchronized measurement technology for developing methods to prevent power system blackouts caused by voltage instability problems.

Each applicant must satisfy the following constraints set by the funding agency for this project:

  • Obtained his/her Ph.D. after June 9, 2006
  • Should be under 40 years old
  • Is available to start between March and July 2012

In addition, the following is desired:

  • Strong background in Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on Electric Power Systems, and/or Control Systems, and/or Computational Intelligence/Optimization. An understanding of power systems operations is required.
  • Experience in one or more of the following sub-topics: voltage stability, state estimation, synchronized measurement technology, wide area measurement and control systems, and the use of power systems simulation software (e.g., MATLAB, DigSilent).
  • Solid publication record
  • Very good command of English (both speaking and writing)

Appointment: Two year contract

Salary: €2300 – €2700 (based on research experience and qualifications)

Application deadline: January 25, 2012

Applications should be sent via e-mail to and should include (a) a curriculum vitae outlying the educational and research experience of the applicant, journal and conference publications, as well as the contact information of two referees from whom references may be sought (the curriculum vitae should contain a photo), (b) A cover letter specifying the position for which the application is submitted, the date of Ph.D. award, and the earliest starting date

Both documents should be merged into a single .pdf file. Applications that are incomplete or that do not follow these directions will not be considered.