Contract type: Permanent contract
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The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.
You will be part of the LIST Environmental Research and Innovation department
The Environmental Research and Innovation (ERIN) department, made up of 200 life science, environmental science and information technology researchers and engineers, provides the interdisciplinary knowledge, expertise and technologies to lead solutions including the major environmental challenges facing society, such as climate change mitigation, ecosystem resilience, sustainable energy systems, efficient use of renewable resources, and environmental pollution prevention and control.
The department relies on two cutting-edge platforms, the Biotechnologies and Environmental Analytics Platform and the Observatory for the Climate and the Environment, and the GreenTech Innovation Centre (GTIC): a one-stop-shop for the complete development of bio-based products and processes.
The applicant will join the Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) Unit of ERIN, which is developing knowledge, transferable technologies (e.g. software) and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability of human driven systems. Within the SUSTAIN Unit, the applicant will be incorporated in the Sustainable Energy Systems (SES) Group. The SES Group conducts research and develops innovative tools for the planning and operations of electric energy systems, with a specific focus on renewable energy integration in smart grids.
While opening up opportunities in increasing both shares of renewable sources up to 100% and use of decarbonised flexibility resources, there are challenges in coordination of local energy communities with the public electricity and gas infrastructures. This challenge is twofold: (i) increasing uncertainty in accommodating variable and distributed renewable energy sources; and (ii) increasing complexity in coordinating multiple energy vectors, not only in cross energy carriers within a local energy community, but also with the interactions between local electricity communities having autonomous operation and (co-)existing centralised infrastructures including the distribution electricity grid and the gas network.
To tackle these issues, we are offering a permanent position for an experienced researcher in the energy systems area with good knowledge in the topics of artificial intelligence (machine learning), data analytics, electricity markets, and mathematical optimisation towards sustainable energy systems. The ideal candidate shall demonstrate a significant track record of publications in top scientific journals and of competitive funding projects acquired.
The selected applicant will be asked to conduct research, development and innovation by defining, acquiring and managing one or several RDI projects in these topics. She/he shall be the PI for some RDI projects.
The main missions of this permanent position are to:
Candidates interested in the above position can apply online on our website www.list.lu
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