Researcher in vehicle-to-grid management and optimization

Royal lnstitute of Technology

Sweden

October 19, 2022

Description

Job description

Driven by the environment concern and sustainable requirement, electric vehicles (EVs) have attracted global attention as they provide more environmentally friendly transportation. However, the large-scale utilization of EVs will greatly increase the electricity consumption in the grid. If charging of EVs are not managed, it will pose significant impact on grid and require expensive grid reinforcement. On the other hand, vehicle to grid (V2G) and smart charging will provide opportunities to minimize grid impact and provide grid support for smooth integration of EVs. Moreover, V2G integrated with renewables to form a virtual power plant (VPP) for enhanced sustainability and profits. As researcher in this project you will design smart charging strategies for EV integration and grid support, as well as the coordination of power grids with VPPs.

What we offer
  • A position at a leading technical university that generates knowledge and skills for a sustainable future.
  • Engaged and ambitious colleagues along with a creative, international and dynamic working environment
  • Work in Stockholm , in close proximity to nature
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • Read more about what it is like to work at KTH

    Qualifications

    Requirements

  • A doctoral degree or an equivalent foreign degree
  • Research expertise in V2G management, power system optimization, interactions of power grids and transportation networks, etc
  • Good publication record
  • The ability to inform about research and development work
  • Collaborative abilities.
  • Independence
  • Preferred qualifications

  • The ability to work towards research results being utilised in practice
  • Teaching ability
  • Experience of developing and leading activities and staff
  • Knowledge of diversity and equal opportunity issues, with specific focus on gender equality
  • Great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

    Trade union representatives

    You will find contact information to trade union representatives at KTH's webbpage.

    Application

    Log into KTH's recruitment system in order to apply to this position. You are the main responsible to ensure that your application is complete according to the ad. Your complete application must be received at KTH no later than the last day of application.

    The application must include:

  • CV including relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Copy of diplomas and grades from your previous university studies. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents have not been issued in any of these languages.
  • Your research experience (1 page) and your research plan (1 page) related to this project
  • Your complete application must be received by KTH no later than the last day of application, midnight CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

    About the employment

    The employment is valid for a limited time according to the agreement - for up to 1 year, with access according to agreement.

    Other information

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    Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence

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