Postdoctoral researcher "modeling and managing the energy transition"

Postdoctoral researcher "modeling and managing the energy transition"

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20 May 16 Jun Delft

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Apply cutting-edge modeling technology to design the energy system of the future!

Job description

Delft University of Technology is hiring a postdoc in the field of model-based decision support for the energy transition. As the energy system is decarbonized, it is becoming increasingly integrated and therefore also more complex. You will perform research, help with coordinating research projects and help with eduction and project acquisition in the field of regulation and market design of the energy system. Flexibility and energy systems integration are core themes.

The research focuses on improving the design and regulation of markets for heat, electricity and gas (natural gas as well as hydrogen), considering their mutual relations and increasing interdependency. Models, both optimisation and (agent-based) simulation, play a large role in the research. The objective of the research is to improve the quality of decision making in the energy sector, both with respect to investment decisions and regulation.

You will perform independent research and also work together with doctoral candidates in various projects in order to realize synergies between these projects. You will help with education, e.g. in the area of energy market modeling. Lastly, you will help with the acquisition and implementation of new research projects.

You will work in the Energy and Industry Section of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management under the supervision of prof. dr. ir. Laurens de Vries.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


You like to work in an international, multi-disciplinary environment on energy-transition relevant problems, have an open personality and good English language skills. You are able to communicate and collaborate well with international research partners, colleagues and students.

You have a Doctoral Degree in a field related to energy economics and/or energy system analysis. You enjoy performing research, but are also interested in developing your education, leadership and project acquisition skills. You are independent, self-motivated and eager to learn, and care about the societal impact of your work.     

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale.

Challenge. Change. Impact! 


Faculty Technology, Policy and Management

With its excellent education and research at the intersection of technology, society and policy, the Faculty of TPM makes an important contribution to solving complex technical-social issues, such as energy transition, mobility, digitalisation, water management and (cyber) security.
We combine insights from the engineering sciences, the social and the humanities. We develop robust models and designs, are internationally oriented and have an extensive network with knowledge institutions, companies, social organisations and governments.

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  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • €2846—€4490 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD02325


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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