Friday, February 5, 2016

Job Opening at DTU: Postdoc in High-Dimensional Renewable Energy Forecasting

Posting a job for my friend and colleague Pierre Pinson. If you are interested, please apply online HERE.

The Centre for Electric Power and Energy at the Department of Electrical Engineering seeks a highly talented applicant for a Postdoc position with focus on high-dimensional renewable energy forecasting. The period of employment is 1 year.

Responsibilities and tasks 

Forecasting of renewable energy generation has evolved from placing emphasis on single wind farms and solar power plants, with limited amount of data as input, to directly predict generation at a large number of sites (tens for portfolio management and hundreds for network management) with massive amount of varied data as input. Besides, while predictions were mainly issued in a deterministic framework still a few years ago, today one expects a complete probabilistic description of future power generation at each and every site of interest, but also of dependencies among sites and lead times.  

The central objective is to build on recent research works and achievements in the development of large-scale datasets and open-source platforms for wind and solar power forecasting, partly supported by EPRI (US) and EDF (France). This will translate to proposing cutting-edge methodological developments for simultaneously predicting power generation at hundreds to thousands of sites while also considering implementation and visualization aspects. The successful candidate will contribute to the internal collaboration at the department, external collaboration with industrial partners and possibly contribute to some of the teaching activities.


Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent.

In the assessment of the candidates consideration will be given to
  • scientific production and research potential at an international level
  • the ability to promote and utilize research results, through journal publications and conference presentation and all-round experience, preferably including international experience
  • strong publication record
  • innovative skills, ability to generate new ideas and to implement them in practice
  • independent problem solving skills
  • excellent communication and language skills
  • an all-round experience basis, prefably including international experience
For the specific position consideration will be given to documented experience (at high international level) with at least one of the following topics:
  • nonlinear and high-dimensional modeling with application to energy analytics and market-related problems
  • modeling and forecasting of renewable energy generation (or electric load, market prices, etc.)
  • programming skills in one or more of the following: R, Python, Matlab
We offer

We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international environment focusing on education, research, public-sector consultancy and innovation, which contribute to enhancing the economy and improving social welfare. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility. The Technical University of Denmark (DTU) is a leading technical university in Northern Europe and benchmarks with the best universities in the world.

Salary and terms of employment

The appointment is based on the collective agreement with the Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance is agreed with the relevant union.

Workplace is DTU Lyngby Campus, and the period of employment is 1 year and upon a positive evaluation, it will be extended to two years.

Further information 

Further information may be obtained from Professor Pierre Pinson, phone.: +45 4525 3541, or Professor Jacob Østergaard, phone : +45 25 13 05 01.

You can read more about the Centre for Electric Power and Energy at

Application procedure

Please submit your online application no later than 25 February 2016. Please submit the application as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. Open the link "Apply online," fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:
  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Diploma (an official translation into English)
  • List of publications
  • Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All qualified candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Electrical Engineering is the central department at the Technical University of Denmark in electrical, biomedical engineering and acoustic technology. It is our goal to ensure an engineering training and research, which matches that of other leading universities around the world. The department is organised into sections each covering important areas of electrical, biomedical engineering and acoustic technologies. Including PhD students we have a total of 260 staff members

DTU is a technical university providing internationally leading research, education, innovation and public service. Our staff of 5,800 advance science and technology to create innovative solutions that meet the demands of society; and our 10,300 students are being educated to address the technological challenges of the future. DTU is an independent academic university collaborating globally with business, industry, government, and public agencies.

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