The Energy Information Networks & Systems group at the Department of
Electrical Engineering and Information Technology seeks to fill the position
Research Assistant (Doctoral Student) on Self-Organizing, Resilient
The position is fully funded, initially has a fixed-term contract for 3 years,
and is to be filled as soon as possible.
The Energy Information Networks & Systems group explores the future of energy
management. This includes methods for the analysis and optimization of the
structure of future energy systems, intelligent methods for their operation,
and innovative IT solutions for future energy automation systems.
Energy systems are critical infrastructure and their automation and control
system are more and more targeted by cyber-attacks. One answer is to try to
prevent those attacks from being successful via cyber security measures.
Another is to assume that from time to time a certain number of devices will
be infected and to minimize the possible effects this could have.
The open position is to research on power systems that can operate in a self-
organized way, automatically recovering those pieces that are still available
after a crisis event and thus improving resilience in total.
The candidate will work on developing control algorithms and analyzing them in
conjunction with the underlying physics. A demonstrator grid with real
hardware is to be implemented. Publications in international top venues are
desired. Support of teaching and other lab duties is expected.
Very good university degree (Master's degree) in engineering,
mathematics, computer or natural sciences
Excellent analytical skills
Good knowledge of control theory
Advanced programming experience, especially with development in the
Interest in the topic of resilience
Very good English is a must, German a benefit
Independent work attitude, initiative and being a team player
Opportunity for further qualification (doctoral dissertation) is given. The
fulfillment of the duties likewise enables the scientific qualifications of
The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female
employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal
qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal
will be given preference. Wages and salaries are according to the collective
agreements on salary scales, which apply to the Technische Universität
Darmstadt (TV-TU Darmstadt). Part-time employment is generally possible.
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Code No. 691
November 19, 2021
December 17, 2021