Postdoctoral research fellow – Microgrids – Position through June 1, 2023

The University Of Denver

Job no: 495988
Work type: Postdoc / Research / Fellow
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Postdoc / Fellow, Research

Department Summary

The Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the Daniel Felix Ritchie School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) at the University of Denver is seeking highly motivated individuals for two postdoctoral research fellow positions. These are short-term non-benefitted positions, ending by June 1, 2023.

Position Summary

The selected postdoctoral research fellow will assist in an ongoing collaboration with the project’s industry partners while promoting associated research and education activities. The essential responsibilities are as follows:

  • Support the technical activities associated with the project, including problem modeling, formulation, coding, and simulations.
  • Attend weekly meetings and provide frequent updates to the team.
  • Visit industry partner facilities for on-site deployment, testing of the developed models and codes, and code integration.
  • Actively work with the team to progress the identified goals and meet project goals and milestones.

This is an hourly, non-benefited position not to exceed 1,000 hours in a calendar year.

Topics of Interest

Interested applicants will be working on integrated microgrids. Integrated microgrids have shown promise in enhancing grid resilience through self-organization and dynamic reconfiguration. The selected postdoctoral research fellow will support ongoing efforts in addressing the energy resiliency requirements for all phases of outage management when using integrated microgrids, including before, during, and after the disruption.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in a relevant STEM field
  • Strong methodological training and a record of successful publication in the field
  • Commitment to working with academe and industry
  • Knowledge of optimization methods and mixed-integer programming
  • Proficiency in GAMS (general algebraic modeling system)
  • Solid understanding of Microgrids and Advanced Distribution Networks

Application Deadline

This position will remain open until filled.

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Hourly Range

The hourly range for this position is $31.00-$34.00.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.


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Please include the following documents with your application:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter including a brief statement of research interests and experience.

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Advertised: January 26, 2023

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