PhD scholarship in ontology design for the digital energy ecosystem – University of Southern denmark

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PhD scholarship in ontology design for the digital energy ecosystem

Center for Energy Informatics at University of Southern Denmark invites applications for a 3-year PhD scholarship in collaboration with the Sino-Danish Center in Beijing, China. The starting date for the position is as soon as possible in 2019, and it will be agreed with the successful candidate.

About the PhD project

The research focus of the PhD is to develop a digital twin of the smart energy ecosystem for facilitating industrial consumers‘ engagement in the sustainable energy market transformation. The PhD research will focus on the transformation of the Danish and Chinese energy markets.

About the research environment

Center for Energy Informatics is an interdisciplinary industry-oriented research and innovation center with an international outlook. The center focuses on development of innovative solutions that can facilitate the global transition towards a sustainable energy system.

The Sino-Danish Center is part of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and facilitates collaboration between Danish and Chinese researchers. Research at the Sino-Danish Center focuses on the energy challenges the world are facing.

The PhD project is part of the Sino-Danish Center‘s Sustainable Energy Systems program and will include a research stay in Beijing of 9 months.

About the candidate

We are looking for a highly-motivated and ambitious student with excellent knowledge of English (written and spoken), who can work well in a team as well as independently and quickly acquire knowledge in new topics. The preferable candidate has a master‘s degree in engineering or natural science.

Contact information
Further information is available from Head of Centre, Professor, PhD, Bo Nørregaard Jørgensen,

Important information before applying
Applicants are required to have a master‘s degree (equivalent to a Danish master‘s degree) at the time of enrollment and employment. If at the time of application, the applicant has not yet obtained a master‘s degree, a letter from the master thesis supervisor attesting to the eligibility of the applicant must be provided.

According to the Partnership agreement between University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Danish Universities, PhD students from China (including Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao) must be enrolled through University of Chinese Academy of Sciences and are therefore not eligible for this position.

Employment as a PhD fellow is a 3-year salaried position (start salary amounts to approx. 3.378,- EURO per month incl. supplements). Employment and enrollment will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

An employed PhD fellow cannot have other paid work during the employment.

Employment is governed by the Protocol on PhD Research Fellows signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations.

The successful candidate will be enrolled at SDU in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order), read more here.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. The Faculty expects applicants to read the Faculty information for prospective PhD students and the SDU information on how to apply before applying.

The application must be in English and all non-Danish documents must be translated into English. All files must be uploaded as pdf files.

The applications must include the following – the required forms must be found at the above mentioned Faculty website:

  • Completed TEK PhD application form for 5+3 applicants
  • Motivation letter. Upload in the field called “Project description”
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of the official bachelor diploma and master‘s diploma and transcripts of exams in professional English translation or in Danish
  • Completed TEK PhD form for calculation grade point average. Upload as pdf file named ‘Grade point average‘ in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • An official document describing the grading scheme of the awarding universities (if not Danish). Upload as pdf file named ‘Grading scheme‘ in one of the fields called “Publication”
  • References, you‘re welcome to use the form for reference letter at the Faculty website
  • List of publications and maximum 2 examples of relevant publications, in case you have any publications

If shortlisting is used, only shortlisted applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

You can only apply for the position through our website

Your application must be registered in our system on the 2 October 2019 at 23.59.59 CET at the latest.

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