PhD Researcher in neighborhood energy and data management integration system

Research / Academic


The department of Electrical Energy Systems at the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology is currently accepting applications for a PhD candidate in the area of neighborhood energy and data management integration system. The researcher will contribute to project S&B NEDMIS (Using small data and big data: Neighborhood Energy & Data Management Integration System) under the NWO program ESI-bida. 

The PhD candidate is expected to conduct research into machine learning techniques with a particular focus on data set collected from smart meters and DA-Li boxes from Enexis, one of the biggest Dutch distribution system operator (DSO). Besides an adequate electrical power engineering background, experience in data analytics, especially deep and/or reinforcement learning would be highly appreciated. Research activities will be conducted in a close collaboration with CWI, Enexis, and other industry partners.



Candidates for this position should have a PhD degree in Electrical Power (Energy) Systems or a related field.
  • Solid knowledge of electrical distribution networks, especially in relevant topics of demand response, power quality, power electronic interfaces e.g. solar PV inverters, signal processing, etc.;
  • Excellent relevant modeling skills in Matlab/Simulink and/or Python; Experience with software simulation tools for power flow calculations, e.g. Vision or PowerFactory;
  • Strong competence in data analytics, machine learning;
  • Willingness to start as soon as possible;

  • Salary Benefits:

    We offer a fixed-term, 4 year position in a research group with an excellent reputation. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, including:
  • A gross monthly salary between EUR 2266,- (first year) and EUR 2897- (last year).
  • Additionally, 8% holiday and 8.3% end-of-year annual supplements.
  • A minimum of 41 holidays per year (excluding bank holidays, for a full-time employment of 40 hrs/week)
  • Additional benefits, including excellent technical infrastructure, child care, holiday savings schemes, and sports facilities.
  • Assistance for finding accommodation is offered.
  • Personal development program aimed to develop your social and communication skills (see
  • Work Hours:

    38 hours per week


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