Postdoctoral Researcher, Best4Grid (Electrical Engineering)

Vaasa University
July 19, 2024
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The University of Vaasa creates an inspiring environment for meaningful work as part of a thriving and diverse university community. Our open-minded, multidisciplinary research responds to the challenges of our time and creates a more responsible future. Our internationally respected education gives students the skills and attitude to change tomorrow. The core of our university is made up of high-level expertise in business sciences, technology, and administration and communication sciences. Science-specific research is complemented by our phenomenon-oriented research platforms.

We are now inviting applications for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher. The position is for a fixed term with a starting date in October 2024 or as agreed upon, and ending in December 2026. The location of the position is Vaasa, Finland.

Your Role

You will be working as a Postdoctoral Researcher in a Nordic Energy Research funded project “Vehicle battery storage for green transport and grid stability in the Nordics” (Best4Grid, 2024-2026). In this project, we aim to enable the widespread implementation of green transport and the vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology, by providing technical solutions, a common legislative framework, business strategies, and a roadmap tailored for the Nordics.

Your tasks as a Postdoctoral Researcher are:

  • Carry out project activities as part of Best4Grid research team at the University of Vaasa to design and develop electricity market models and to study the short-term (based on game theory) and long-term (based on system dynamics) impact of changes in rules and regulations on various electricity market players such as customers, EV owners, aggregators, retailers, DSO, and TSO, enabling analysis on energy communities' regulation, energy and flexibility market structures, local energy market architectures and peer-to-peer trading.
  • Preparing research proposals for national and international calls
  • Publishing research results as a part of research team
  • Administrative tasks related to project management
  • The position is research-oriented. The position is located in the School of Technology and Innovations. The person selected for the position will also have an opportunity to collaborate with the University's multidisciplinary research platforms Digital Economy, InnoLab, and Vebic.

    Work may include other tasks to be agreed upon separately. The annual working time is 1612 hours based on the general collective agreement for universities. More detailed task description is agreed in the Annual Work Plan.


    A person selected for the position of Postdoctoral Researcher is required to have a doctoral degree in the field of Electrical or Energy Engineering, and the ability to conduct independently high-level scientific research on the specified area. You are ready to share your knowledge with your colleagues and develop yourself as a researcher.

    Excellent analytical skills, academic writing skills, and communication skills are highly advantageous for your candidature. A proven track record to conduct successfully empirical research and research collaboration in the topic of the research project is considered an advantage.

    Researcher mobility and active participation in international scientific research networks are also looked upon favorably.

    Fluent written and spoken skills in Nordic languages are seen as advantage. Fluent written and spoken English language skills are mandatory in the position. Read more about the selection process and language guidelines.

    We offer

    You will have the support of the experts of our international research group. In this versatile task, there is also room to develop your skills. Join us in our knowledgeable and friendly team!

    We promote the overall well-being of our employees at work by, among other things, offering fitness and cultural benefits, extensive occupational health care services, and versatile opportunities for continuous learning. Flexible working time arrangements and the possibility of partial remote work also support the balance of work and free time.

    The salary is based on both the job requirement and the employee's personal performance in accordance with the Finnish University Salary System (YPJ). The salary for a Postdoctoral Researcher is based on demand level 5 (approximately 3400-3800 euros/month based on the applicant's experience and performance).

    The 5,000 students and 600 employees of the University of Vaasa thrive on the most beautiful campus in Finland, at the seaside. The campus has numerous meeting places and modern workspaces for both staff and students. Our university community is international: we come from over 80 countries. Read more about us: https: // www.


    To apply for the position, please use our online application system (using the "Submit an application" button below). The application, including annexes, has to be in our online application database by midnight August 6, 2024 (EEST). Please note! In order for us to process your application, please ensure that you fill in the fields below thoroughly.

    The application should include the following annexes in English:

  • CV. Use of CV template is recommended.
  • List of Publication
  • 1-2 page cover letter explaining your interest in and knowledge from the research field incl. description of previous and ongoing related research
  • Further information

    Further information about the position:

  • Professor Miadreza Shafiekhah, Tel. +358 29 449 8534
  • E-mail: firstname.lastname(a)
  • Inquiries about the online application system: careers(a)

    The employment is subject to a probationary period.

    Please note that due to the summer holiday season, there will be delays in replies .

    The University of Vaasa is located on the West coast of Finland at the heart of Northern Europe's largest energy and environment business cluster. The University of Vaasa is well positioned to interact actively with the surrounding society – internationally, nationally and regionally. Our community includes 5,000 students and 600 employees from 80 countries. As an employer, we focus on employee well-being at work by providing extensive occupational health care, flexible working time arrangements and opportunities for competence development. We have been awarded the HR Excellence in Research recognition. Read more aboutWorking at the University University of Vaasa (

    Also find out about the University of Vaasa's international rankings and accreditations, as well as research evaluation: https: // www.

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