Post-doc in Algorithms for the Smart Grid

Department/faculty: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Level: PhD degree
Working hours: 38 hours per week
Contract: 16 months
Salary: €2588 to €4084 per month gross

Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the social relevance of its research programmes. The faculty’s excellent facilities accentuate its international position in teaching and research. Within this interdisciplinary and international setting the faculty employs more than 1100 employees, including about 400 graduate students and about 2100 students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of sustainable energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, embedded systems, computer and software engineering, interactive multimedia and applied mathematics.

The Department of Software Technology comprises the EEMCS Faculty research groups working on core computer science and engineering topics. The department is responsible for a large part of the curriculum of the BSc and MSc programmes in Computer Science. The department’s research mission is to perform excellent research at an internationally recognised level in the design, construction, and analysis of complex, concurrent, and cooperative computer and information systems. Inspiration for the research topics is derived largely from technical ICT problems in industry and society.

Algorithmics is a core area of computer science concerned with the design, analysis, and implementation of problem-solving methods that can be executed on computer systems. The research of the Algorithmics group focuses on novel algorithmic techniques in automated planning, where in particular 1) handling uncertainty, 2) dealing with strategic behaviour in multi-actor settings, and 3) the design and evaluation of flexibility metrics are important aspects. We aim to apply these techniques in traffic and transportation, energy, and maintenance areas. To realise these applications we strongly focus on the development of advanced algorithmic toolboxes based on generic methods and techniques.

Job description

We are looking for an innovative post-doctoral researcher to join a cross-disciplinary project that further involves two PhD students and a programmer. This position is an opportunity to gain experience in advanced software development and research and to collaborate with an industrial partner (Jedlix/Eneco).


Candidates should have a PhD in computer science, mathematics, energy market simulation, applied optimisation, or a similar field. The successful applicant should have an outstanding research and publication record. Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills are a requirement. We are looking for a strongly motivated person who is able to work independently and has an interest in applications to real systems. A good command of English verbally and in writing is required to present and publish research results.

Conditions of employment

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Mathijs de Weerdt, phone: +31 (0)15-2784516, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 1 October 2017 to Drs. P.T.M. van den Bergh,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2017-34.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
PhD degree
Working hours
16 months
€2588 to €4084 per month gross

Closing date
Oct. 1, 2017
Vacancy nr.


For more information about this job, please contact Mathijs de Weerdt, Associate Professor.

T +31 (0)15-2784516

For more information about the application procedure, please contact Drs. P.T.M. van den Bergh/HR.