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We are looking to hire an organized Doctoral student in smart and resilient microgrids to join our exceptional team at Kth Royal Institute Of Technology in Stockholm Stockholm County
Growing your career as a Full Time Doctoral student in smart and resilient microgrids is a terrific opportunity to develop relevant skills.
If you are strong in leadership, cooperation and have the right mindset for the job, then apply for the position of Doctoral student in smart and resilient microgrids at Kth Royal Institute Of Technology today!

Doctoral student in smart and resilient microgrids

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at KTH

Third-cycle subject: Electrical Engineering

As a promising smart grid technology, microgrid has attracted great attention in the modern grid for the renewable energy integration as well as the transportation electrification. The microgrid is a typical cyber-physical system with sophisticated software-based control and communication networks, which are vulnerable under cyberattacks. Moreover, microgrid is a power converter dominated grid, which suffers low inertia and stability challenges. This PhD project aims to utilize artificial intelligence methods (e.g., deep reinforcement learning) and data with advanced control methods to develop smart and resilient microgrids with guaranteed stability, security and resilience under various cyberattacks and disturbances. The method will also be extended for large scale grids. This project is funded by WASP.

Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program (WASP) is Sweden’s largest individual research program ever, a major national initiative for strategically motivated basic research, education and faculty recruitment. The vision of WASP is excellent research and competence in artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software for the benefit of Swedish society and industry. Read more:

The graduate school within WASP is dedicated to provide the skills needed to analyze, develop, and contribute to the interdisciplinary area of artificial intelligence, autonomous systems and software. Through an ambitious program with research visits, partner universities, and visiting lecturers, the graduate school actively supports forming a strong multi-disciplinary and international professional network between PhD-students, researchers and industry.
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Supervision: Associate Professor, Qianwen Xu.

  • A postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment.
  • Work and study in Stockholm, close to nature and the water.

To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:

  • passed a second cycle degree (for example a master's degree), or
  • completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 second-cycle higher education credits, or
  • acquired, in some other way within or outside the country, substantially equivalent knowledge

The candidate must have strong background at least one of the areas of power system/power electronics/optimization/AI.

In order to succeed as a doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. During the selection process, candidates will be assessed on their ability to:

  • independently pursue his or her work
  • collaborate with others,
  • have a professional approach,
  • analyse and work with complex issues and
  • demonstrate strong capability in AI/ML/DRL in power systems and good coding skills, or strong capability in power electronics and good hardware skills

After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal competency.

Information regarding admission and employment

Only those admitted to postgraduate education may be employed as a doctoral student. The total length of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education in four years ' time. An employed doctoral student can, to a limited extent (maximum 20%), perform certain tasks within their role, e.g. training and administration. A new position as a doctoral student is for a maximum of one year, and then the employment may be renewed for a maximum of two years at a time.In the case of studies that are to be completed with a licentiate degree, the total period of employment may not be longer than what corresponds to full-time doctoral education for two years.

Doctoral section (Students’ union on KTH Royal Institute of Technology)

Apply for the position and admission through KTH's recruitment system. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the advertisement.

Applications must be received at the last closing date at midnight, CET/CEST (Central European Time/Central European Summer Time).

Applications must include the following elements:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge.
  • Application letter with research statement about previous achievements (2 pages) and future research plan (2 pages)
  • Copies of diplomas and grades from previous university studies and certificates of fulfilled language requirements (see above) . Translations into English or Swedish if the original document is not issued in one of these languages.Copies of originals must be certified .
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.

Other information

Striving towards gender equality, diversity and equal conditions is both a question of quality for KTH and a given part of our values.

The positionmay includesecurity-sensitive activities. To become authorized, you therefore need to pass a possible security check.

We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons.

Disclaimer: In case of discrepancy between the Swedish original and the English translation of the job announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

About KTH

KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy. Read more here

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