PhD Position Electrical Mismatch and Optical Degradation for Photovoltaic Module and Systems

Research / Academic

We are seeking a highly motivated and talented PhD researcher to work on an exciting project focused on:
(1) Design and realization of module-level monitoring solutions for photovoltaic systems, and
(2) Investigation of optical and thermal fingerprints of photovoltaic modules.
The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team of researchers within the Photovoltaic Materials and Devices (PVMD) group of the Electrical Sustainable Energy department of the TU Delft and will be closely collaborating with the Energy Transition Campus of Shell BV, located in Amsterdam.


The ideal candidate has a background in electrical, electronic engineering, or a related field with hands-on work experience, especially in designing printed circuit boards while being knowledgeable in solar photovoltaics.

You also have:

  • A Master's degree in electrical engineering, electronics engineering, or a related field
  • Strong experience with circuit design and prototyping
  • Experience with photovoltaic modules and systems
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis methods is a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements.

Salary Benefits:

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2770,- per month in the first year to € 3539,- in the fourth year.  As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.
The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service. This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

Work Hours:

36 - 40 hours per week


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